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We're still here to help

Although the Health District’s administrative offices are closed because of COVID-19, almost all of our services are still available to help you by phone, videoconference, or (in many cases) in-person appointment.

“People in our community are facing critical challenges and we want to make sure everyone understands that the Health District and our partners are here to help you make it through this unprecedented time,” says Carol Plock, executive director of the Health District of Northern Larimer County.

The Family Dental Clinic is open weekdays 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. to provide routine care by appointment, although we are serving fewer patients per day than in the past in order to follow public safety protocols. Emergency appointments are available daily. Health First Colorado (Medicaid) and CHP+ accepted. Sliding fees available. Call 970-416-5331 for an appointment.

Nothing is normal about the current crisis, and the Mental Health and Substance Use Connections program is operating full-time to help adults and families. The Connections COVID-19 emotional support line for Larimer County residents is available 24/7 at no cost at 970-221-5551. Connections adult services and Child, Adolescent, and Young Adult Connections (CAYAC) provide clients with answers, options, and support for a wide range of mental health issues. Call 970-221-5551 for an appointment.

If you’re ready to quit using tobacco, our experienced tobacco treatment specialists are available for phone sessions. Once enrolled in the Quit Tobacco program, you can receive free nicotine patches, gum, or lozenges by mail. The program is covered by Medicaid and sliding fees are available. Call 970-224-5209 to enroll.

During the pandemic, many people have started thinking more about the type of care that they would want if they became seriously ill. The Advance Care Planning program can guide you through the process of making a plan, completing your medical directives, and sharing your plan with loved ones and medical providers. Call 970-482-1909 or fill out the contact form at larimeradvancecare.org/contact to set up a virtual (or, if needed, in-person) appointment.

“We want adults to understand their options for medical care and feel comfortable expressing their wishes and values to loved ones and medical providers. Your wishes should be discussed around the kitchen table and not the ICU bed,” says Mindy Rickard, coordinator of the Advance Care Planning program.