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The COVID-19 pandemic has affected all of us. Here is a list of resources that we have put together for those who need extra support during this difficult time.

Lost insurance for your child/children? If you have lost your job and/or insurance for your family, or have taken a significant pay cut, you may qualify for medicaid or CHP+. Medicaid/CHP+ are insurance programs that help cover medical expenses for those with limited resources and incomes.

How to apply for Medicaid/CHP+:

https://www.healthfirstcolorado.com/ and https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/hcpf/child-health-plan-plus

Local assistance for Medicaid/CHP+ families: If you need further assistance applying to these programs, contact Paige Loura, SJBPH Family Health Care Coordinator, at 970-335-2065.

Southwest Colorado Disaster Assistance: SWCODA is an organization that has pulled together a variety of resources to help residents and businesses of Southwest Colorado. There is information about how to get extra support with things such as:

  • Housing
  • Utilities
  • Transportation
  • Food
  • School, and more.

Visit their resource page at https://www.swcoda.org/la-plata-county-resources

State and Federal resources for families:

https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/cssrc/coronavirus-disease-2019-covid-19

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/children.html

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/talking-with-children.html

And lastly, us. We are always here for you to help answer any questions or concerns you may have. Please always feel free to call during business hours to speak with our staff.