Health Resources

Urgent & Emergent Health 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.

  • Primary care provider (PCP) — best option, even after hours
  • Health First Colorado Nurse Advice Line — free medical advice 24/7 when your PCP’s not available
  • Urgent care center — another option when your PCP’s office is closed
  • Colorado Crisis Support Line – free, confidential help 24/7 for mental health concerns, emotional issues or substance use
  • Emergency room — save for urgent health needs that may be life threatening or cause serious harm to your body

Your PCP office holds appointments for urgent visits and they have someone available by phone 24/7 to answer your questions. Your PCP can help with many medical conditions and injuries. To see examples, download our guide Where to Go for Care.

Other Tips & Resources

Behavioral Health & Substance Abuse
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Community Mental Health Center: AspenPointe (El Paso, Park, Teller counties)

  • Behavioral health services for you and your family
  • Therapy and counseling, case management, medication management, wellness classes, substance use treatment and other support services

719-572-6100 (local)

aspenpointe.org

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

1-844-493-8255 (toll free)
Text TALK to 38255

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

1-800-273-8255 (toll free)
1-800-799-4889 (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

1-800-273-8255 (toll free)
1-800-799-4889 (TTY)

veteranscrisisline.net

Colorado QuitLine

  • Available for Colorado residents age 15+
  • Coaching is provided online or by phone

1-800-784-8669 (toll free)
Mon-Sat, 5 a.m.–11 p.m.

coquitline.org

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Dental Care
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DentaQuest – Health First Colorado Dental Program

  • Find a dentist
  • Download member handbook and benefit summaries
  • Get tips to help improve your oral health

1-855-225-1729 (toll free)

dentaquest.com

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Disease Management & Healthy Living
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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

1-800-727-8462 (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

1-800-232-4636 (toll free)
1-888-232-6348 (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 your 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

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