Doctors Care provides access to quality, affordable health care and services designed to reduce barriers to health for low-income people in need.
In 1988, Denver Health and Hospital decided to exclude suburban, medically-indigent 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-fee 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-underserved children and young adults. In the 30 years since its founding, Doctors Care has served more than 40,000 low-income residents of South Metro Denver and provided more than $75 million in medical services to individuals who likely had nowhere else to turn for medical help.
Thank you to the whole crew for helping me yesterday. The effects of your kind efforts are more far-reaching than I can explain. Thank you again; you made a difference. - Health Navigation Client
Everybody at Doctors Care is amazing. They were very accommodating and understanding. I would refer people there in a heartbeat. - Clinic Patient
We were finally able to complete the process of getting my health insurance issues straightened out. I made a payment, and voila! Health coverage! SUCH a relief! Thank you SO, SO much! I am so grateful! - Connection to Coverage Client
You truly have been and continue to be my angel through this. Thank you for your encouragement and support! - Health Navigation Client
I would not have good news to share if it weren't for you! Thank you for sticking with me and researching on my behalf! - Health Navigation Client
The team is super great, professional, knowledgeable and very kind. They make you feel at home. - Clinic Patient
I just want to thank the whole Doctors Care team for helping us out with finding the health insurance plan that fit us. - Connection to Coverage Client