Vail Health's financial counselors (970) 477-3116 
Medical and cancer treatment can sometimes be accompanied by financial concerns. Vail Health is committed to providing care to individuals in Eagle County as well as the surrounding areas that have medical conditions requiring our services after illness, injury, or disease.
Financial assistance is available to all individuals for emergent or urgent care regardless of where they live, and to individuals with a primary residence (live in for over 6 months out of the year) in Eagle County for non elective services provided by Vail Health, subject to certain income and asset criteria. Financial assistance is also available for individuals obtaining services from Vail Health that are offered at Vail Health locations outside of Eagle County for individuals with a primary residence in the county in which Vail Health services are provided. Financial Assistance Policy/Plain Language Summary→ |  Política de Asistencia Financiera/Resumen del Lenguaje Sencillo →
Vail Health tries to make sure that the financial situation of individuals who need health care services does not prevent them from seeking or receiving care. Should individuals in the community need help in getting short term, acute hospital services because of an inability to pay, they should contact Vail Health to discuss options related to financial assistance, charity care and Vail Health's payment options.
Individuals who come to Vail Health are screened to identify potential sources of payment for services. In addition, an estimate of the actual cost to the patient, often called the patient’s responsibility, will be provided (excluding emergency room and urgent care visits).
These payment sources may include, but are not limited to:
  • Personal insurance
  • Government sponsored insurance such as Medicare or Medicaid
  • Individual’s personal resources and ability to pay  
  • Third Party Liability payors (Auto, Worker’s Compensation)
Assistance with applications for Medicaid as well as completion of Vail Health's financial assistance paperwork will be provided upon request.
In addition to our Financial Assistance Program Vail Health offers an Interest Free Payment Plan for its patients at no charge. For more information please call (888) 209-7711.
Thank you for choosing Vail Health for your health care needs. We are committed to improving the health and well being of everyone in our community. To that end, we are pleased to offer our financial assistance to help individuals and families who need assistance.
Gracias por elegir al Vail Health para sus necesidades de cuidado de atención médica.  Estamos comprometidos a mejorar la salud y el bienestar de todos los miembros de nuestra comunidad.  Con ese fin, tenemos el placer de ofrecerles nuestra ayuda financiera para ayudar a individuos y familias que necesitan asistencia.
There are several non-profit organizations that can assist patients in covering expenses such as co-pays, deductibles, or other medical costs. These organizations are not a part of Vail Health and each has its own set of criteria for eligibility. To learn more and determine if you qualify, it is best to contact the organization directly.
Vail Valley Charitable Fund through a comprehensive application process, the Vail Valley Charitable Fund awards direct-aid grants to people who live and/or primarily work in the Vail Valley who are in need due to medical crisis. Applications are reviewed and recipients are determined on a monthly basis by the VVCF Board of Directors. These one-time grants can be up to $5000, and may help an individual or family with medical or non-medical necessities. 
The Salvation Army, Vail assistance through the basic necessities of life - food, shelter, and warmth.
The Kees Brenninkmeyer Foundation is a non-profit resource for alpine industry professionals seeking orthopedic medical care.  The foundation is inspired by and created in memory of Kees Brenninkmeyer, who passed away while actively pursuing a career as an alpine ski and mountaineering guide.  It is established to financially assist alpine guides, patrollers, or instructors who require surgery in order to continue their career. 
Eagle County Victims' Compensation  established to give crime victims financial assistance for losses suffered as a result of their victimization. Contact the Eagle County District Attorney’s Office at 970-328-6947 or the Eagle County Victim Services Program at 970-328-8544 for more information.
Colorado Peak is an online service for Coloradoans to screen themselves and apply for medical, food and cash assistance programs. Mountain Family Health Centers in the Edwards Pavilion is a certified application assistance site. To apply, visit Colorado Peak online, or stop by Mountain Family Health Center for assistance.
Needy Meds is a 501(c)(3) non-profit information resource devoted to helping people in need find assistance programs to help them afford their medications and costs related to health care. They aim to be a source of accurate, comprehensive and up-to-date information on programs that help people facing financial stress in paying for medications and health care. For more information, visit
Partnership for Prescription Assistance helps uninsured and financially struggling patients who lack prescription coverage get access to prescription assistance programs that offer medicines for free or nearly free. They offer a single point of access to more than 475 public and private programs, including more than 180 offered by pharmaceutical companies. Visit for more information. 

The Cancer Financial Assistance Coalition helps cancer patients experience better health and well-being by limiting financial challenges through:

  • Facilitating communication and collaboration among member organizations.
  • Educating patients and providers about existing resources and linking to other organizations that can disseminate information about the collective resources of the member organizations.
  • Advocating on behalf of cancer patients who continue to bear financial burdens associated with the costs of cancer treatment and care.

CancerCare Co-Payment Assistance Foundation helps people who cannot afford insurance co-payments to cover the cost of medications for treating certain types of cancer. For more information, visit

The Healthwell Foundation helps patients living with chronic and life-altering illnesses pay their share of prescription drug co-payments, deductibles and health insurance premiums. For more information, visit

Patient Access Network Foundation is an independent, national 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to providing underinsured patients with co-payment assistance through disease-specific funds that give them access to the treatments they need.  For more information, visit  or call (866) 316-7263.

Patient Services is a national nonprofit organization committed to supporting people with expensive chronic illnesses and conditions through locating solutions with health insurance and assisting with premiums and prescription co-payments. For more information, visit or call (800) 366-7741.

Consejeras financieras de Vail Health (970) 477-3116
El tratamiento médico y del cáncer a veces puede ir acompañado de preocupaciones financieras. Vail Health se compromete a brindar atención a individuos en el Condado de Eagle, así como a las áreas circundantes que tienen condiciones médicas que requieren nuestros servicios después de una enfermedad, lesión o enfermedad.
La asistencia financiera está disponible para todos los individuos para atención emergente o urgente, independientemente de dónde vivan, y a los individuos con una residencia principal (vivir más de 6 meses fuera del año) en el Condado de Eagle por servicios no electivos proporcionados por Vail Health, sujetos a ciertos criterios de ingresos y activos. También hay asistencia financiera para individuos que obtienen servicios de Vail Health que se ofrecen en las ubicaciones de Vail Health fuera del Condado de Eagle para individuos con una residencia primaria en el condado en el que se proveen los servicios de Vail Health. Política de asistencia financiera / Resumen del lenguaje sencillo →
Vail Health trata de asegurarse de que la situación financiera de las personas que necesitan servicios de salud no les impide buscar o recibir atención. Si las personas de la comunidad necesitan ayuda para obtener servicios hospitalarios agudos a corto plazo debido a una incapacidad para pagar, deben ponerse en contacto con Vail Health para discutir opciones relacionadas con la asistencia financiera, cuidado caritativo y las opciones de pago de Vail Health.
Las personas que acuden a Vail Health son seleccionadas para identificar posibles fuentes de pago por servicios. Además, se proporcionará una estimación del costo real para el paciente, a menudo llamada responsabilidad del paciente (excluyendo la sala de emergencia y las visitas de atención de urgencia).
Estas fuentes de pago pueden incluir, pero no se limitan a:
  • Seguro personal
  • Seguro patrocinado por el gobierno, como Medicare o Medicaid
  • Recursos personales y capacidad de pago del individuo
  • Pagadores de Responsabilidad de Terceros (Auto, Compensación del Trabajador)
La asistencia con las solicitudes de Medicaid, así como la terminación de la documentación de asistencia financiera de Vail Health se proporcionará a petición.
Además de nuestro Programa de Asistencia Financiera, Vail Health ofrece un Plan de Pago sin Intereses para sus pacientes sin costo alguno. Para más información llame al (888) 209-7711.