UCHealth offering assistance for current patients who are furloughed government workers

Jan. 18, 2019
A UCHealth pharmacist helps a patient.
Patients should keep taking necessary medications and seeing their doctors even if they’ve been furloughed. UCHealth is providing help to patients affected by the partial government shutdown. Photo by UCHealth.

During the current federal government shutdown, UCHealth is providing assistance and billing extensions to any current patients who are furloughed federal workers. Patients should simply call the billing customer service team to request a billing extension.

Missing a medication or skipping an important medical appointment or service can have a serious effect on people’s health, and UCHealth does not want anyone’s health to be negatively impacted by the partial shutdown of the federal government.

UCHealth will provide a 30-day extension, and longer if the federal government shutdown continues, to the medical bills of any current patients who are furloughed federal workers. Patients should call the phone number listed on their billing statement to request the extension. Current UCHealth patients who are furloughed government workers can also speak with staff at UCHealth retail pharmacies to request a delayed bill for their out-of-pocket pharmacy responsibilities.

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UCHealth is an innovative, nonprofit health system that delivers the highest quality medical care with an excellent patient experience. With 24,000 employees, UCHealth includes 12 acute-care full-service hospitals and hundreds of physicians across Colorado, southern Wyoming and western Nebraska. With University of Colorado Hospital on the Anschutz Medical Campus as its academic anchor and the only adult academic medical center in the region, UCHealth pushes the boundaries of medicine, providing advanced treatments and clinical trials and improving health through innovation.