Dedicated to improving health access for low-income individuals in South Metro Denver. Services include an integrated primary care clinic, network of specialists and hospital services for uninsured patients, as well as programs designed to address socioeconomic barriers to health and well-being.
Doctors Care provides access to affordable health care, through a coalition of health care providers, to the medically under served in South Metro Denver.
Doctors Care is a private, nonprofit organization established to provide accessible medical services and improve the health of low-income people living in Arapahoe, Douglas and Elbert counties. The program offers medical care through an extensive network of physicians and hospitals who agree to treat eligible patients at significantly-reduced fees.
In 1988, Denver Health and Hospital decided to exclude suburban, medically-uninsured patients from their facilities. This decision eliminated a major source of affordable medical care for the approximately 20,000 uninsured residents of Arapahoe, Douglas and Elbert counties. In response to this decision, the physicians of the Arapahoe Medical Society created Doctors Care.
Through a network of volunteer physicians, Doctors Care began providing care on a sliding scale, targeting the working poor whose earnings were above the criteria to qualify for Medicaid and other public assistance, but below the level necessary to pay for health care or private health insurance. After the successful establishment of this network, Doctors Care opened a clinic to treat medically-under served children and young adults. In the 27 years since its founding, Doctors Care has served more than 20,000 low-income residents of South Metro Denver and provided more than $60 million in medical services to individuals who likely had nowhere else to turn for medical help.
Arapahoe, Douglas, Elbert counties excluding the City of Aurora (Access for the Uninsured Program); Statewide (Other Services)
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