FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
For acute care (sickness, minor injury) and emergencies, yes. Otherwise, please call for availability of appointments.
Yes, depending on provider availability and severity of the condition. Appointments are preferred.
You may qualify for a discount through our sliding fee program based on your income, or you may qualify for assistance through state and federal programs. You may visit our Certified Application Counselors in advance of an appointment to help determine eligibility.
You can greatly reduce medical bills by taking advantage of our 20% cash discount at time of medical service and comparatively lower rates for care, labs and prescriptions.
Your ability to pay should not be a barrier to receiving the care you need. Our Certified Application Counselors can help determine eligibility for assistance, including sliding scale co-pays. Payment plans are available as well.
We accept most types of private health insurance. And we accept Medicaid, CHP+ and Medicare. If there is a question of acceptance, we can verify for you.
We accept Visa, MasterCard, and Discover.
Yes, the Front Desk is available to you during normal business hours to assist with any questions regarding your bill. Please keep in mind that payments at the time of service are estimates. From time to time, adjustments are made based on the services provided. If an adjustment is made, you will either receive a bill or a refund for the difference. Please contact the front desk at 970.327.4233 with any questions or concerns regarding your bill.
Yes. We have digital x-ray capacity.
UMC is a non-profit, independent medical center managed by a community Board of Directors, which means that the community makes the decisions regarding service.
We are committed to protecting your privacy and have policies to ensure patient confidentiality. These policies comply with federal and state health requirements.
UMC receives support from many organizations: the Bureau of Primary Health Care (federal), various state grants, San Miguel County and private foundations. We try our best to leverage every dollar to make it stretch farther and keep our costs to our patients as low as possible.
Please call 911 in an emergency.
Yes, up to the first 18 weeks of pregnancy, and then we help establish your care with your OB of choice. We also provide well baby check-ups and OB follow-ups with a provider.
Yes, UMC has a female MD and several female PAs available on a full-time basis. We recommend making an appointment.
We work closely with St. Mary’s Hospital (Grand Junction) and Montrose Memorial Hospital (Montrose), Delta County Memorial Hospital (Delta) and Community Hospital (Grand Junction).
UMC is 65 miles from the Montrose Memorial Hospital and 130 miles from St. Mary’s. Air service is available to St. Mary’s for emergencies.