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Explore health resources in Grand County. Being healthy encompasses many things, and we hope we’ve covered it all.  Discover local resources and informative monthly blogs on this one-stop site.

 

Navigator Program Highlighted Statewide

Program helps rural Coloradans move past health barriers

There is nowhere Mark Davis would rather live than the mountains of Colorado.

Now 60 years old, Davis is a carpenter who specialized in remodeling houses in the Front Range and, later, in Grand County. For nearly 10 years, he lived near Grand Lake in an apartment with his dog, Patches.  But in his 50s, he began noticing that he had less control over his muscles and his speech. Davis was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, a disorder of the nervous system. “The tremors were getting worse,” he said. “Your whole body gets tired.”

Over time, his deteriorating muscle control made it nearly impossible to ride his bicycle or drive around, let alone do his work. “I can’t drive at all now,” he said.

Having lost his primary source of income, Davis didn’t have insurance to support his medical care, and without it, just one of the medications he needed to manage his Parkinson’s cost hundreds of dollars a month. For a person living alone and without insurance, the situation wasn’t easy.

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Colorado Open Enrollment Deadline

Colorado's Open Enrollment to enroll in or renew your health insurance plan ended JANUARY 12, 2018.

Depending on your personal situation, there are exceptions that may still allow you to enroll in a health plan.

For help understanding your options and what that means for your individual situation, schedule an appointment with Kim Long, Certified Health Coverage Guide today.

Kim can help you understand your health insurance options .  He can meet you at any of the Grand County Library District libraries, and can help you apply for financial assistance and enroll in a plan.

To make a free appointment, call Kim at 970-531-4769.

You can also call Connect for Health at (855) 752-6749, or, visit their website at www.connectforhealthco.com.


Coverage helps protect you and your wallet:

  • If you don’t have insurance, a medical emergency could result in financial crisis.
  • You may qualify for assistance to help pay for monthly health insurance costs.
  • Your health insurance will include free preventative health screenings.
  • There are still tax penalties for not having health insurance—2.5% of your total household income.


Executive Offices
The Network is co-located with two other nonprofits / departments!

416 Byers Ave, P.O. Box 95, Hot Sulphur Springs, CO 80451
Office:  970-725-3477;  Fax:  970-725-3478