At Denver Health we believe it is our responsibility to provide care for those in need. That’s why we created the Patient Assistance Fund to meet the specific needs of patients who have no other health care resources. Denver Health provides more than $300 million in uncompensated care each year to people who can’t pay, but even that amount of money is not sufficient to meet the enormous needs of our patients. Your donation will fund our neediest patients including the poor, uninsured, mentally ill, pregnant teens, persons addicted to alcohol and other substances, victims of violence, the homeless, and people living with AIDS.
All too often the sick and elderly find themselves in fragile situations with a shortage of funds. The Patient Assistance Program (PAF) provides a “safety net” in these difficult situations as well. PAF provides co-pays for patients to access the medication they need to remain stable, healthy and out of the emergency room.Additionally, PAF provides eyeglasses and hearing aids, enabling patients to better function within the community. And when transportation becomes a major issue for those who are sick, the Patient Assistance Fund pays for both local and regional transportation costs, depending on the circumstance.