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Urgent & Emergent Medical Needs – Where to Go for Care

Do you need care right away but it’s not a serious or life-threatening problem?
You have options besides going to the ER.

  • Learn more about your options
    • Primary care provider (PCP) — best option, even after hours
    • Nurse Advice Line — free advice 24/7 when PCP’s not available
    • Urgent care center — another option when PCP’s not available
    • Emergency room — save for emergencies that may be life or limb threatening
  • See examples of some medical conditions and where to go for care

Other Tips & Resources

Behavioral Health & Substance Abuse

Community Mental Health Center: Jefferson Center for Mental Health (Clear Creek, Gilpin, Jefferson counties)
  • Behavioral health services for you and your family
  • Therapy and counseling, case management, medication management, wellness classes, and other support services
303-425-0300 (local)
jcmh.org
Community Mental Health Center: Mental Health Partners (Boulder & Broomfield counties)
  • Behavioral health services for you and your family
  • Therapy and counseling, case management, medication management, wellness classes, and other support services
303-443-8500 (local)
mhpcolorado.org
Colorado Crisis Services – 24/7 Crisis Support Line & Walk-in Centers
  • Free, confidential and immediate help for you or someone else you know with mental health concerns, substance use or emotional issues
844-493-8255 (toll-free)
coloradocrisisservices.org
Suicide Prevention Lifeline – 24/7
  • Free, confidential help for you or someone you know
  • Learn about warning signs for suicide and how to create a safety plan
800-273-8255 (toll-free)
800-799-4889 (TTY)
suicidepreventionlifeline.org
Veterans Crisis Line – 24/7
  • Free, confidential help for Veterans of all ages and situations
  • Learn how to tell when you, a friend or family member may be in crisis
800-273-8255 (toll-free)
800-799-4889 (TTY)
veteranscrisisline.net
Colorado QuitLine
  • Free program to help quit smoking
  • Available for Colorado residents age 15+
  • Coaching is provided online or by phone
800-784-8669 (toll-free)
Monday – Sunday, 5 am – 11 pm
coquitline.org

Dental Care

DentaQuest – Health First Colorado Dental Program
  • Find a dentist
  • Download member handbook and benefit summaries
  • Get tips to help improve your oral health
855-225-1729 (toll-free)
dentaquest.com

Disease Management & Healthy Living

American Diabetes Association
  • Education about diabetes
  • How to live with diabetes
  • Fitness and food tips, meal planning and recipes
720-855-1102 (local)
diabetes.org
American Heart Association
  • Education about heart conditions
  • Tips for a healthy heart
303-801-4630 (local)
heart.org
Asthma & Allergy Foundation of America
  • Asthma and allergy facts including triggers, symptoms and treatment
800-727-8462 (toll-free)
aafa.org
Centers for Disease Control & Prevention
  • Information on diseases and conditions
  • Tips for healthy living including
    • Adolescent and school health
    • Food safety
    • Healthy weight
    • Smoking and tobacco use
    • Vaccines and immunizations
    • Health and safety in your home
800-232-4636 (toll-free)
888-232-6348 (TTY)
cdc.gov
Healthy Children – American Academy of Pediatrics
  • What to expect during pregnancy and life stages from baby through young adult
  • Information about health and wellness, safety and prevention, health conditions and issues, and family life

healthychildren.org
LiveWell Colorado
  • Tips to help you and tour family live healthier
    • How to make healthy choices
    • Healthy recipes
    • Videos to help you get started and stay motivated
720-353-4120 (local)
livewellcolorado.org/healthy-living