Denver is home to excellent healthcare facilities, so new arrivals have nothing to worry about when it comes to their medical needs. Some of Denver's hospitals are ranked among the best in the country. Thanks to the presence of award-winning medical research institutions, such as those at the University of Colorado, Denver has become a prominent player in the USA's healthcare industry.
Pharmacies can be found throughout the city, along any main shopping street or mall. Many pharmacies are open 24/7. New arrivals should familiarise themselves with their nearest one in case there is an emergency.
As is the case throughout the US, new arrivals in Denver must ensure that they have a comprehensive health insurance plan so that they can access the city's medical facilities.
Read Healthcare in the USA to learn more about the national healthcare system.
Below is a list of the most prominent hospitals in Denver:
Hospitals in Denver
Children's Hospital Colorado
Address: 13123 East 16th Avenue, Aurora
Kindred Hospital Denver
Address: 1920 High St, Denver
Presbyterian/St Luke's Medical Centre
Address: 1719 East 19th Avenue, Denver
University of Colorado Hospital
Address: 12605 East 16th Avenue, Aurora
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"The UC (University of Colorado) health system, with the main hospital ‘campus’ in Aurora and numerous smaller practices and hospitals, is excellent. From experience, their orthopaedic care and Covid testing and prevention services are excellent. I have also heard positive things about St. Josephs and St Luke’s downtown (very short or negligible ER waiting times, and good gynaecological and natal care)." Read about South African expat Hendrik and his thoughts on life in Denver.
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