| Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment
Health Facilities Division
4300 Cherry Creek Drive South
Denver , CO 80246-1530
|The Division certifies, inspects, and licenses the following types of healthcare facilities. Consult the Division’s website or the appropriate page in this database for information on each type of facility.
- Ambulatory Surgical Centers;
- Assisted Living Residences (formerly Personal Care Boarding Homes);
- Assisted Living Residences: Residential Care Facilities-Mentally Ill;
- Birth Centers;
- Community Clinics & Emergency Centers;
- Chiropractic Centers;
- Community Mental Health Clinics Centers;
- Comprehensive Outpatient Rehabilitation;
- Free Standing End Stage Renal Disease Service;
- Home/Community Based Services: Adult Day Programs;
- Home/Community Based Services: Personal Care/Homemaker;
- Home Health Agencies;
- Hospitals (General, Psychiatric, Rehabilitation, Critical Access);
- Intermediate Care Facilities for Mentally Retarded;
- Nursing Homes – Nursing Care Facilities;
- Physical Therapy: Outpatient;
- Portable X-RAY Services;
- Residential Care Facilities – Developmentally Disabled;
- Rural Health Clinics;
- Swing Bed Facilities (rural extended care hospitals).
|Must apply for licensure BEFORE accepting patients.
|Health Facilities Division (HFD), under the direction of the Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA), determines eligibility of the facility for Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement certification. Contact HFD for further information if you wish you facility to be eligible.
| U.S. Food & Drug Administration
P.O. Box 25087
Federal Center, Bldg. 20
Denver , CO 80225-0087
|Respiratory Care – License required if dealing with Oxygen. However, medical gases are prescription drugs. Therefore, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issues safe-handling guidelines to hospitals, nursing homes,and other healthcare facilities. All medical gas manufacturers who receive reports of death or serious injury associated with the use of medical gases are required to report those incidents to the FDA.