Your community has countless resources available to help you get access health care, health coverage, and healthy living. We’ve compiled a list of resources to get you started, but it is by no means comprehensive. If you have a resource you’d like to share, see the submission guidelines at the right to add it today!
- Aurora Mental Health Center (AMHC)
Treats those affected by mental illness. The Medical Mobile Van Partnership does on-site screenings and basic health care on the first Saturday of each month from 1-3pm at various Aurora Colfax Corridor sites.
- Metro Crisis Services (888-885-1222)
Professional help by phone, 24/7, for any mental health or substance abuse problem including suicide.
- Metropolitan Community Provider Network Teen Clinic (303-762-6540)
Offers confidential services for ages 11-19, including free pregnancy testing, low cost exams, STD testing and treatment, birth control, and emergency contraception.
- Peak Wellness (303-363-3018)
Provides low-income, uninsured and under-insured women ages 40-64 with screening and referrals.
- Colorado Indigent Care Program
Provides discounted medical care to Colorado residents who meet eligibility requirements.
- Medicaid (800-221-3943)
Colorado Medicaid is public health insurance for families, children, pregnant women, persons who are blind or persons with disabilities and the elderly.
- Child Health Plan Plus (800-359-1991)
Child Health Plan Plus (CHP+) is a low-cost insurance option for children and pregnant women who earn too much for Medicaid, but cannot afford private health insurance.
- GettingUSCovered (877-397-1109)
Established by the Affordable Care Act for people who have a condition that prevents them from getting health insurance. It is not a low-income plan, but members pay the same rate a person without a health condition would pay for individual insurance.
- Colorado PEAK
Colorado’s new PEAK website allows Coloradans to determine their eligibility for health coverage and other social services quickly and easily.
- Aurora’s Parks, Recreation and Open Space Department (303-326-8650)
Provides a host of programs for all ages that promote healthy living.
- Aurora Public Schools
Promotes health and wellness through a district-wide committee and a nutrition education program.
- Cooking Matters (303-892-8480)
Provides Aurora residents with courses in nutrition, healthy eating, food preparation, budgeting, and shopping
- Let’s Play! Let’s Grow Strong!
A collection of public-service videos for both kids and adults that inspire healthy eating and activities.
- LiveWell Northwest Aurora (303-468-3222)
Working to reduce obesity by promoting healthy eating and active living.
- Weigh and Win
A free program that provides cash incentives for achieving a healthier lifestyle.
- WomensHealth.gov: A Lifetime of Good Health
A comprehensive guide to women’s health from preventative tests and warning signs to domestic violence, healthy bones, and smoking cessation.