Healthcare for uninsured and low-income is pretty much limited to what your state or community offers.  Look around, just about everyone has a resource. 

Here is a partial list of our Colorado area resources just to give you an idea of what to look for in your community.

Caritas Community Clinic at Exempla St. Joseph Hospital
2005 Franklin St., Midtown II, Suite 390
303-318-2250

These people are wonderful, they are my first choice for low-income or uninsured people.  They treat people with concern and respect.  If you cannot pay, talk to their financial folks, they don’t turn anyone away who needs help and can’t pay.

The Caritas Clinic is located one-half block north of Exempla St. Joseph Hospital on the third floor of the Midtown Medical Center II.

For more information:

Colorado Indigent Care Program (CICP)

http://www.chcpf.state.co.us/HCPF/cicp/cicpindex.asp

What is the Colorado Indigent Care Program (CICP)? The CICP provides discounted health care services to low income individuals at participating providers. CICP is not a health insurance program. The CICP is funded with federal and state dollars to partially compensate participating providers who provide health care to the uninsured and underinsured at or below 250% of the Federal Poverty Level.

Providers in the Aurora area:
Metro Community Provider Network clinics at Hoffman Heights, Helen Clinic, Potomac Street Health Center, University Hospital (Fitzsimmons).  Call 303-761-4825 for an appointment or to learn more.  NOTE: This service is heavily used so expect wait times for appointments, but they do provide a great service.

9news Health Fair
April 12-20th, 2008

Watch for these health fairs via http://www.9healthfair.org or 1-800-332-3078.  They provide free or very low cost health screenings for everything from high blood pressure to diabetes to cholesterol to skin cancer.  They are held in churches and clinics and hospitals.  Some locations provide free PAP, prostate/testicular cancer screenings, osteoporosis screenings, and more. 

For $30, you can get about $400 of blood work.  I do this almost every year, it beats even the insurance co-pays.

Try to round up as many uninsured and under-cared-for people as you can to attend these health fairs.

Inner City Health Center
3405 Downing Street
Denver, CO 80205
Phone: 303-296-1767

Not a free program, uses a sliding scale.  They offer adult, pediatric, prenatal, and even dental care regardless of where you live.  Excellent program.

Link: http://www.innercityhealth.com/ichc/newpatient.html

Clinica Tepeyac

5075 Lincoln Street
Denver, Colorado 80216
303-458-5302 (Clinic)
303-583-0150 (Admin.)

No walk-ins, you need to make an appointment.  Serves the low-income and uninsured.  They charge $10 for office visits, not bad!

Link:  http://www.clinicatepeyac.org/services.htm

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