Additional Colorado Resources
Note: MANY other resources are posted to our social media (links at bottom of this page). NASW-CO staff, lobbyists and Legislative Committee are advocating regarding COVID-19 priorities for social workers, our clients and communities - advancing social justice priorities wherever possible.
NASW guidance on reopening social work practices: HERE. Check back for additional NASW recommendations on reopening, including legal implications on re-opening. MEMBERS: You can consult with other Members about practice issues through our Chapter Committees https://buff.ly/2X8FctM and also via our MYNASWCommunity: https://buff.ly/2Zofwfp
All of Governor Polis' Executive Orders related to COVID-19 can be found here: https://buff.ly/3eJo5H3
Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE)
CDPHE is leading the state response to COVID-19 here https://covid19.colorado.gov/
Hotline for COVID-19, available in many languages: 303.389.1687 or 1.877.462.2911; Email COHELP@RMPDC.org.
Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA)
DORA Notices on COVID-19: See DORA Guidance for MH Professionals above. DORA's other key link is here, and then look under for specific notices to MH professionals and regarding insurance etc,: https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/dora/covid-19-updates-licensees-and-consumers
DORA/Division of Insurance - ALL insurance info: https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/dora/covid-19-and-insurance
Past bulletin to MH professionals: https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/CODORA/bulletins/281b51d
Policy that exempts telehealth from co-pays and deductibles: B-4.104 Policy Directives for Commercial Insurance Market Coverage of COVID-19 Claims.pdf (includes contact information for Colorado health insurers telehealth services)
Colorado Health Care Policy and Finance Dept.
COVID-19 resource center for various audiences, including providers, at colorado.gov/hcpf/covid
BH Resources & Telemedicine and Expansion Re: COVID-19: https://www.colorado.gov/hcpf/covid-19-provider-information and Link HERE and HERE (be sure to see systems & billing) and HERE: Behavioral Health Services during COVID_19 State of Emergency - 3/24
Health First Colorado and Child Health Plan Plus (CHP+), Click here for one-stop resource page
Colorado Office of Behavioral Health (OBH) and Telehealth
Resources and information HERE.
Connect for Health Colorado
Coloradans who are currently uninsured or about to lose coverage due to COVID-19 https://connectforhealthco.com/get-started/covid-19-support/
Additional Colorado Resources
healthathome.colorado.gov/ -- one-stop-shop for information about telehealth.
Find Walk In Crisis Centers, including for M-1 holds which per OBH can now be done via telehealth but can be done in-person and preferably not in an ER: https://coloradocrisisservices.org/
Additional resources for serving clients with suicidal thoughts, feelings and behaviors https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/cdphe/categories/services-and-information/health/prevention-and-wellness/suicide-prevention and evidence-based treatments including https://cams-care.com/ and https://www.livingworks.net/asist.
Resources, benefits, services for low-income Coloradans during COVID-19 outbreakResources for low-income Coloradans during COVID-19 outbreak HERE
Region 8 HHS and FEMA COVID-19 Resource Document to help state and local agencies within Region 8 find resources and information that are available at the federal level to support their clients. https://buff.ly/2VdZrpA
Domestic violence resources: https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/cdhs/domestic-violence
Child abuse services - 844-CO-4-KIDS: https://co4kids.org/community/updated-calls-child-abuse-and-neglect-hotline-system-drop-more-50-during-covid-19
One-stop resource for the people of Colorado impacted by job loss during the COVID-19 Pandemic https://onwardco.org/
Colorado Crisis Services Line: https://coloradocrisisservices.org/Call 844-493-8255 OR Text “TALK” to 38255
ConnectToCareJobs.com helps address health care workforce shortages during the COVID-19 public health emergency and beyond. It connects residential care facilities that need employees with health care professionals who need jobs.
Volunteer opportunities - Help Colorado Now - https://cohealthvol.nationbuilder.com/ includes volunteer opportunities for social workers, as does Spark the Change- https://www.sparkthechangecolorado.org/