Community Covid-19 Update

updated 3.20.20

So much has happened in one week. We are facing unprecedented times with the COVID-19 pandemic deeply impacting our neighbors, families, and local businesses.

Grand County has many organizations and agencies that understand the unpredictability of life’s circumstances and are working hard to keep our community strong. These organizations are the foundation that build well-being for Grand County individuals and families.

Whether it’s making sure our neighbors have basic needs met or connecting residents to important services, we are ensuring this support system is ready and able to keep our community strong.

Before the covid-19 virus outbreak, our website was under construction and we no longer have the ability to add links on this site. We hope to be back up and running soon!

For an updated list of covid-19 community-wide resources, please visit our health resource site at

www.healthygrandcounty.org

and check out the information below for additional assistance from our partner organizations.

We will beat this. Because we are healthier, and stronger, together! We are Grand!

COUNTY RESOURCES

Want to Help? Need Help? Please spread the word that community resources exist!

To get the most updated local covid-19 resources listing visit:


For rental/mortgage/utility assistance, food insecurities and grocery access, call Mountain Family Center: 970-557-3186

For vouchers for physical and behavioral health, dental, prescriptions and access to healthcare call Grand County Rural Health Network: 970-725-3477

To donate to the Grand County Emergency Fund: GrandFoundation.com/Donate

or mail to PO Box 1342, Winter Park, CO 80482

To signup to volunteer in the community, email:

gc.outbreakofkindness@gmail.com
 

Because health is more than healthcare

 

Special Open Enrollment Period Announced

Update: 3/20/2020

To ensure that Coloradans have the health coverage they need, especially because of the coronavirus (COVID-19), Connect for Health Colorado, along with the Colorado Division of Insurance, announced today a new, 2-week Special Enrollment period for uninsured Coloradans.

Special Enrollment Period Details

Special Enrollment Period dates: Friday, March 20, 2020 to Friday, April 3, 2020.

Coverage effective date: April 1, 2020 (even if customer signs up on April 1, 2, or 3).

Customers who sign up for coverage between April 1 and April 3 should call the Customer Service Center for assistance obtaining an April 1 start date.

Eligibility: Coloradans who do not have health coverage (i.e. they are uninsured).

 Ways Coloradans can enroll:

  1. Online at ConnectforHealthCO.com.
  1. Over the phone at 855-752-6749, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Customer Service Center hours extended this weekend and next, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
  1. Working with Certified Health Coverage Guide Kim Long
When enrolling, applicants should select the enrollment reason as, "Will lose or lost health insurance and/or have no other health coverage during the COVID-19 outbreak” and input the application date as the qualifying life change event date.

For help enrolling in Connect for Health Colorado, understanding your options and what that means for your individual situation, please contact Kim Long, Grand County Rural Health Network's Certified Health Coverage Guide

To make a free appointment, contact Kim at 970-531-4769 or by email: klong@gcruralhealth.org

GCRHN in the News

Seeing the Big Picture in Grand County

By Kristin Jones, The Colorado Trust


Jen Fanning is the Executive Director of the Grand County Rural Health Network.  The Network is part of a cohort of 18 health organizations across the state that are working together to advocate for health equity, with support from The Colorado Trust.  

Read more here to learn about Jen's work on health equity.


Access to healthcare is important, but being truly healthy requires so much more! At Grand County Rural Health Network, we know that having stable housing is a key component to living a healthy, thriving life. A new report that studied housing in communities around the state of Colorado shows a direct connection between housing and health outcomes. You can read the executive summary from the report here.

Access to mental health services remains top priority in health plan for Grand County

McKenna Harford, Sky-Hi News
January 26, 2019

Access to mental healthcare, housing and transportation are some of the county's top health priorities, according to the new Grand County Public Health Improvement Plan. The county health improvement plan is a five-year guiding document that identifies health priorities, provides health data and gives actionable suggestions for the Grand County Public Health office and other local health organizations. This year's health improvement plan identifies six priorities: access to mental health; housing; transportation; lack of social services; substance abuse; and preventative health. 

For the full article, continue reading here

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