Value - Health Care Options
Over 12,000 El Pasoans receive their health care
through UMC's HealthCARE Options program
The average cost of a premium for a family insurance policy in Texas is $11,000. As health care costs have continued to grow faster than the overall economy, more Americans are uninsured. Today, one in three El Pasoans is uninsured. Most of them worked all or part of last year or had a family member who worked but their employer did not offer employer sponsored coverage or affordable options. As a result, they are medically indigent. University Medical Center of El Paso serves as a "safety net" and outranks all other El Paso hospitals 7 to 1 in the provision of charity care services.
Health Care Options - HCO
University Medical Center of El Paso, El Paso's only remaining not for profit community hospital, offers HCO, HealthCARE Options, a benefit plan to provide medical services for eligible adult indigent residents that are at or below 100% of the federal poverty level and are not receiving similar benefits through other government programs such as Medicaid, Medicare, CHIP or other programs. Eligibility for HealthCARE Options is based on income, the number of people in a household, financial resources and residency.
Members of HealthCARE Options can choose their own Primary Care Provider (doctor, nurse practitioner or physician assistant). Benefits include primary care services such as physician office visits, in-network specialist care, office-based labs and x-rays.
CarePlus is available to those families with an income of less than 200% of the federal poverty level and who are not receiving similar benefits through other government programs such as Medicaid, Medicare, CHIP or other programs. Members of CarePlus must remain within the system for care. All care is provided through University Medical Center of El Paso clinics, physicians and associated specialists.
- 6/10/13 University Medical Center Foundation Announces $3,000 Grant From The Wilma D. Molen Foundation
- 5/31/13 UMC Foundation Awarded $50,000 Grant From The Coldwell Foundation To Purchase Medical Equipment To Treat Patients With Esophageal Cancer
- 5/02/13 University Medical Center Foundation Announces $30,000 Grant From The Susan G. Komen Foundation For Sobreviviendo El Cancer De Seno Program
- 5/02/13 UMC Foundation Awarded $95,000 Grant From The Marsh Foundation To Purchase Halo System To Treat Patients With Esophageal Cancer
- 5/02/13 University Medical Center Foundation Awarded $343,422 Grant From Medcares To Support El Paso Children's Hospital Child Abuse Clinic.