Health and Wellness

This page includes resources for Coloradans who have questions about health care, telehealth options and physical and mental health- everything from information about insurance to free online yoga classes. 

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Colorado Crisis Services

Colorado Crisis Services provides free, confidential, professional and immediate support for any mental health, substance use or emotional concern, 24 hours a day, 365 days per year. Call 1-844-493-TALK (8255) or text TALK to 38255 to speak to a trained professional. Learn more at coloradocrisisservices.org. To view the site in Spanish, click on "Espanol" in the top left corner.

 

National Suicide Prevention Life Line

The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and distress resources for individuals and families. For those who speak English, are deaf or hard-of hearing call 1-800-273-8255 or learn more at suicidepreventionlifeline.org. For those who speak Spanish, call 1-888-628-9454 or visit this page.

 

Crisis Text Line

The Crisis Text Line allows anyone to text HOME to 741741 in order to be connected with a Crisis Counselor, 24/7.

 
Colorado Wellness Recovery

Colorado Wellness Recovery is a mental wellness and addiction recovery guide. It is a free resource for Coloradans considering recovery. Learn more at cowellnessrecovery.org

 

Detox Centers 

Find and compare drug and alcohol detox centers in Colorado at Detox Local. Go to the site to see a range of free and paid options across the state or call 866-315-7061 to speak with a detox advisor. 

 

Colorado Behavioral Health Council

Colorado’s Community Mental Health Centers are committed to ensuring the continuity of essential services while also safeguarding the health of staff, clients, and communities. Colorado Behavioral Healthcare Council continues to provide specific resources during this difficult time. 

 

CDC Guidance on Stress and Coping during COVID-19

The outbreak of COVID-19 is stressful for many people. Fear and anxiety about a disease can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions in adults and children. The CDC has provided guidance on coping with stress that will make you, the people you care about, and your community stronger. To view this resource in a language other than English, navigate to the Languages dropdown menu on the site.

 

AllHealth Network- Colorado Spirit Program 

The Colorado Spirit Program offers free psychological support to people of all ages during the COVID-19 pandemic. They have support services in English and Spanish. Click here or call 720-707-6789. 

 

Colorado Department of Human Services

Find Behavioral Health Help provides any overview of the many resources which can help with a mental health or substance use issue. To view the site in a language other than English, use the "Select language" option offered.

 

Mental Health Colorado

This advocacy organization hosts a variety of online mental health screening in both English and Spanish, a mental health toolkit for schools, a page dedicated to the latest mental health research, as well as a variety of events throughout the year.

 

Pro Bono Mental Health Services

Benefits in Action has teamed up with Spark the Change Colorado to offer pro bono mental health services. All service is provided remotely.

 

Colorado Health Network 

Colorado Health Network (CHN) offers behavioral health support to folks living with HIV/AIDS and their support systems as well as people who are not living with HIV who are facing significant barriers accessing behavioral health services. Please note, the top right corner of the page has an option to translate the site to Spanish.

 

Circle of Parents Groups

Circle of Parents Groups are meeting online in English and Spanish to create a space for people raising kids to vent, cry, and laugh, and joke, and find out how other parents are navigating this new world. To view the site in Spanish, click here.

 

Crisis and Support Website/App for Teens

Lift Your Voice is a site dedicated to young adults and teens for support. There are articles and ways to reach out for support. You can call 1-800-448-3000 at any time or text VOICE to 20121

 

Embark Virtual Recovery Clubhouse

Explore 70+ free online weekly recovery meetings representing multiple pathways, and diverse communities, focused on Colorado. You will discover 12 step (AA, CA, CMA, NA), Yoga, Meditation, Medication Assisted Recovery Anonymous, All Recovery, Wellbriety, and 7 Spanish Language offerings including Promotores.

 
Queer Asterisk 

Queer Asterisk is a nonprofit providing queer-informed counseling services, educational trainings, and community programming. The organization has a sliding scale payment system for folks without insurance.

 
Colorado Quit Line

Call 1-800-QUIT-NOW for support in quitting smoking or visit https://coquitline.org/en-US/. To view the website in Spanish, click on "Espanol" in the top right corner.

 

Mind-Body Medicine Podcast at the YMCA

Alleviate stress and build a healthy spirit, mind and body with Pikes Peak YMCA's resource library, blog and podcasts and more!

 
Colorado Mental Wellness Network

Colorado Mental Wellness Network has rolled out new ways to pass on wellness virtually with our Mental Wellness Isolation Hacks. To support our community's mental wellness while we are physical distancing, we are posting daily tips and opportunities to keep our community motivated and well. These days, we all have to get creative and adapt our previous self care routines. By sharing the wellness tools we are utilizing, we are providing inspiration and ideas to keep our community well while remaining connected.

 

The Center for Victims of Torture

In response to the many challenges posed by the COVID-19 crisis, the Center for Victims of Torture has created lists of mental health resources in various languages (Arabic, Russian, Chinese, French and Spanish are directly supported)

 

Ten Percent Happier

Ten Percent Happier has compiled free meditations, podcasts, and blog posts to help you build resilience and find some calm amidst the chaos of the pandemic. 

 

Calm

Enjoy this curation of meditations, sleep stories, music and more, all hand-picked to support your mental and emotional wellness through this time.

 
To learn more about COVID-19 testing, vaccination and general information, please see the COVID-19 Information page on this site. 

 

Connect for Health Colorado

Connect for Health is Colorado’s official health insurance marketplace for individual insurance. There is an emergency special enrollment period through Thursday, April 30, 2020. Coloradans who are currently uninsured can enroll during this period for health insurance that will start on May 1, 2020. Coloradans who lose their job, or who may lose their job, and who will then lose their employer-based health insurance, are allowed a 60-day window to enroll in individual coverage, whenever that might happen throughout the year. Learn more and apply online at connectforhealthco.com. To view the page in Spanish, click "Espanol" in the menu bar located at the top of the page.

 

Health and Wellness Resources

The content helps direct you to resources from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, Department of Regulatory Agencies, Department of Human Services, and Department of Health Care Policy and Financing.

 

Health First Colorado (Medicaid)

Health First Colorado is Colorado’s Medicaid program. Learn more at healthfirstcolorado.com or you can apply online through Colorado PEAK at coloradopeak.secure.force.com. To view the PEAK site in Spanish, click here

 

Colorado Indigent Care Program (CICP)

This program provides discounted health care services to low-income people and families. CICP is not a health insurance program. Discounted health care services are provided by Colorado hospitals and clinics that participate in the CICP. To apply you must provide personal identification, household income and resource information for you and your family. You may call a participating CICP provider to schedule an appointment to complete the application process, or call (toll free) 1-800-221-3943/ State Relay: 711.

 

Child Health Plan Plus (CHP+)

CHP+ is public, low-cost health insurance for some children and pregnant women. It is for people who earn too much to qualify for Health First Colorado, but not enough to pay for private health insurance. Learn more at colorado.gov/pacific/hcpf/child-health-plan-plus or you can apply online through Colorado PEAK at coloradopeak.secure.force.com. To view the PEAK site in Spanish, click here

 

Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE)

PACE provides an interdisciplinary healthcare team to adults who are 55 years of age or older and meet certain criteria. PACE is offered in Adams, Arapahoe, Broomfield, Boulder, Delta, Denver, El Paso, Jefferson, Larimer, Montrose, Pueblo and Weld counties. To learn more, click here

 
Benefits in Action Application Assistance

Benefits in Action helps individuals navigate and apply for assistance for many public benefits including: Medicaid, SNAP, Connect for Health Colorado, Medicare, and many other programs.

 

Life Insurance Policy Locator

This tool, actually a nationwide tool developed and maintained by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC), helps people find the life insurance policy and ensures that the beneficiaries of those policies receive the proceeds. 

 

Colorado Health Network

The mission of Colorado Health Network (CHN) is to equitably meet the evolving needs of people affected by HIV and other health conditions through prevention, care, and advocacy. Regardless of your ability to pay, the staff is dedicated to helping you live your best life. The top right corner of the page has an option to translate the site to Spanish

 

Find Free Clinics 

The Free Clinic Directory makes it easy to search for and find affordable health clinics near you. 

 

Colorado Division of Insurance

The Colorado Division of Insurance regulates health insurance companies operating in the state. Due to COVID-19, it is issuing emergency regulations and directives to health insurance companies on issues such as coverage of COVID-19 testing, employer-based health insurance and telehealth services. However, there are plans that the Division DOES NOT regulate, such as employers' self-funded plans and plans based in another state. If your health insurance card has "CO-DOI" on it, it is regulated by the Colorado Division of Insurance and it is subject to the Division's regulations and directives. See more at their "COVID-19 and Insurance" website

 

Visiting Angels

Visiting Angels have helped seniors achieve the goal of living in their home after retirement, safely and comfortably, avoiding institutional care with their wide range of non-medical senior care services. Offered at affordable hourly rates by professional caregivers, our senior care services are custom tailored to meet the emotional and physical needs of each senior.

Telehealth & Nurselines Directory

Use this list to help you find a telehealth provider in Colorado. This is not an exhaustive list of options. It is important to first ask your primary care provider if they offer telehealth visits or call your insurance company for more information. If you don’t have health insurance or a primary care provider, there are several online telehealth companies that will see you for a fee. To view this list in Spanish, click here

 

Telemedicine Provider Information

To facilitate the safe delivery of health care services to members throughout the COVID-19 state of emergency, the Department is authorizing three temporary changes to the existing telemedicine policy. Learn more about them on the provider website on telemedicine

 

National Telehealth Portal: Health care from the safety of our homes.


During the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency, we don’t have to choose between medical care and social distancing. When patients can get health care through telehealth — and doctors can provide it — we protect ourselves and our communities. To view this page in Spanish, click here.

 
Free Consumer Telehealth

Review this directory of free telehealth services to support Coloradans through COVID-19. This is not an exhaustive list of options, but will continue to be updated with free telehealth resources for consumers.  Please note: some services are offered in languages other than English

 

COVID-19 Education Center 

A collection of educational videos (in English and Spanish) related to staying safe during the coronavirus and accessing telehealth resources. 

Abbott / Binax At-Home Rapid Test Kits (CDPHE)

Per Governor Polis' press conference on April 9th, Colorado residents that are 'public-facing workers' (i.e. retail, food & beverage, hospitality, construction, electric/utility workers, etc.) may request 6 test kits to be delivered directly to their homes for rapid COVID testing. Please see this link to request test kits to be sent to your home.

 

Gaia Stay at Home

Gaia, located in the city of Louisville for the past nine years, is powered by more than 100 locally based employees. Gaia is proud to team up with Governor Polis to help stop the spread of COVID-19 by offering this free resource to help Coloradans feel healthy, happy and centered during this time of isolation.

 

Gaia Kid Yoga! 

Colorado Kids have been impacted by COVID-19 more than we could have ever anticipated. Gaia, a locally based company, is here to help. Get your kids excited for yoga with these free classes and fun practices. Yoga and mindfulness have incredible physical and mental health benefits for children. Start practicing today!

 

24GO

24GO is a 24 Hour Fitness fitness app providing free personalized workouts at home. 

 

OrangeTheory at home

OrangeTheory is providing free daily workouts that include at-home modifications.

 

ClassPass

ClassPass is providing free subscriptions with access to 2,000+ audio and video workouts for everyone.

 

CorePower Yoga

CorePower Yoga is providing free classes updated weekly.

 

Free work out videos

A consolidation of online workout videos from parade.com

 

KinetiCoach Fitness App

KinetiCoach is a custom workout builder app (for Apple and Android) built by an Air Force Academy Officer here in Colorado. KinetiCoach is offering 60 days free during this difficult period. No code required.

 

Saara's Resources to Keep you Healthy during Covid-19

This website includes links to the a 24 item stress guide, an immunity boosting checklist, a facebook group with live free workouts on Wednesdays, newsletter sign up with health tips and tricks and some other goodies to help keep you healthy.

 

Colorado Crisis Services offers free, confidential, professional, 24/7 support. Call 1-844-493-8255. Text "TALK" to 38255

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Gaia | Stay At home Colorado

Gaia, located in the city of Louisville for the past nine years, is powered by more than 100 locally based employees. Gaia is proud to team up with Governor Polis to help stop the spread of COVID-19 by offering this free resource to help Coloradans feel healthy, happy and centered during this time of isolation.

 

Stay in & SLING with FREE TV!

Get the breaking news and entertainment you need while you stay safe at home with SLING. SLING is a Colorado-based business, and we’re proud to work with Gov. Polis to help keep Coloradans safe.