This program provides health care coverage to uninsured adults and children across the country. We also work with other health plans, medical groups, trade associations, businesses, government organizations, and advocacy groups to build solutions for all uninsured children.
Improving health care access for those with limited incomes and resources is fundamental to Kaiser Permanente’s mission. Our Medical Financial Assistance program (MFA) helps low-income, uninsured, and underserved patients receive access to care. The program provides temporary financial assistance or free care to patients who receive health care services from our providers, regardless of whether they have health coverage or are uninsured. The MFA program is one of the most generous in the health care industry and is available to those patients in greatest need. Through our charity care program, Kaiser Permanente is committed to:
• offering financial counseling to determine if a patient is eligible for public assistance or Kaiser Permanente financial assistance,
• providing free or extremely low-cost care to low-income people for medically necessary services provided at our facilities and through our providers, and
• not taking legal action for nonpayment of medical bills against any person who is unemployed and without other significant income.
Who’s Eligible for Medical Financial Assistance?
• Eligibility is based on financial need. In general, people whose household income is at or below 300 percent of the federal poverty level are eligible for the MFA program. Families or individuals with higher incomes may qualify on a case-by-case basis.
• Patients who have experienced a catastrophic event may be eligible under special circumstances, regardless of household income.
Please note: The MFA program is not a form of health insurance and can’t be used to subsidize premiums.
How do I know if my income level meets the guidelines for Medical Financial Assistance?
View the federal poverty guideline charts. To calculate income level at 300 percent of the federal poverty guidelines, multiply by 3, and so on.
Please note: For uninsured patients, charges for medically necessary care are limited to no more than the Medicare reimbursement rates.
MFA provides subsidized or discounted care to patients who are unable to afford crucial Kaiser Permanente Colorado medical services. If you are in need of medical financial assistance, you may apply directly for Kaiser Permanente’s MFA program. To apply, download an application and following the instructions to complete and mail it in. Please note: Some files may take several minutes to download depending on your Internet connection speed.
El programa de asistencia financiera con fines médicos (MFA) provee atención médica del gobierno, o a un precio reducido a pacientes que no pueden solventar los importantes servicios de atención médica de Kaiser Permanente de Colorado. Si usted necesita asistencia financiera con fines médicos, puede solicitarla directamente al programa MFA de Kaiser Permanente. Para solicitarla, descargue una solicitud, siga las instrucciones para llenar el formulario y envíelo por correo.
If you have questions or require assistance with your application, call 303-338-3555 or 1-866-899-6018, or 1-800-659-2656 (TTY: for the deaf, hard of hearing, or speech impaired), Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Kaiser Permanente financial counselors are available to all people who need help in locating government assistance, other organization’s programs or MFA programs. To speak to a financial counselor call 303-338-3025 or 1-800-659-2656 (TTY), Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.- 5 p.m.
Community Health Initiatives take a prevention-driven approach to health care, focusing on policies and programs that promote healthy eating and active living among community residents.
Kaiser Permanente's Educational Theatre Program is presented free of charge to schools and community organizations. Programs are usually performed on school campuses and are open to the public.
For K through 3rd grade
A one-hour interactive play designed to give children the tools to make responsible choices about diet and physical activity, and equip them to face the day-to-day influences that sway them from healthier behaviors. The show presents age-appropriate health messages and supports the following Colorado Model Content Standards: Reading and Writing Standards 1, 2, 4, and 5, and Physical Education Standard 3.
For 3rd grade
This one-hour workshop helps children identify their feelings, take responsibility for their actions, choose to do the right thing, and celebrate their successes. The cast demonstrates how to steer clear of hurtful confrontations. Children learn a self-talk process that leads to positive results for themselves and others. The workshop supports the following Colorado Model Content Standards: Reading and Writing Standards 1, 2, 4, and 5. The workshop also promotes the Personal Power Asset from the Search Institute's 40 Developmental Assets for Youth.
For 4th and 5th grade
A one-hour interactive program that encourages students to resolve conflicts in a way that demonstrates respect for themselves and others. The program introduces problem-solving techniques for issues such as peer pressure, bullying, and recognizing individual strengths. The messages support the Federal Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act, as well as education for character and the following Colorado Model Content Standards: Reading and Writing Standards 2, 4, and 6, Civics Standard 2 and 4, Science Standard 3, and Foreign Language Standard 2.
For High School Students (school must apply in advance)
This residency program in selected high schools trains students in healthy eating and active living, and encourages them to identify and commit to making healthy changes in their lives while acting as ambassadors for change among teens. The program produces a creative advocacy campaign, as well as a touring program performed by high school students for middle school audiences.
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On a national level, Kaiser Permanente's Institute for Health Policy works to increase understanding of key health policy issues. The Institute's goal is to provide balanced information useful to policy makers, researchers, analysts, and others who shape health care policies.