About National Jewish Health

National Jewish Health is the only facility in the world dedicated exclusively to groundbreaking medical research and treatment of patients with respiratory, cardiac and immune-related disorders. National Jewish Health opened in 1899 as a free hospital in Denver for homeless patients with an incurable disease, tuberculosis. For the first 70 years, National Jewish Health never charged a patient for care.  Since 1970 with the advent of Medicare and private insurance we have accepted payment but no one has ever been turned away because of an inability to pay. Today, National Jewish Health continues to be the destination for patients near and far because of its unsurpassed excellence in-patient care and research. Because of our model of care and commitment to Never Say Never, we are often able to help relieve the suffering of people who have exhausted all other options.