Financial Support & Health Insurance
Health insurance and ability to afford health care services are two of the biggest indicators of your health. In other words, if you have great health insurance and enough money to pay for all of your basic needs, transportation, and prescriptions or medical co-pays, you will be healthier than someone who does not. Our goal is to make sure that you have all the information you need to be able to have adequate health insurance and financial support so you can be as healthy as possible. We have excellent community resources to assist you, all the way from basic needs (like rent/mortgage, utilities, food, childcare) to specialized needs (like medical co-pays, prescription assistance).
Haley, Granby Elementary 3rd Grade
It is also important for you to know about health insurance. As a result of the Affordable Care Act, everyone is required to have health insurance. There are certain cases where you may claim an exemption. It is also important for you to know that state programs like Medicaid and Children’s Health Plans Plus are NOT charity programs. Those are programs paid for by your taxes. If you have ever paid taxes, including but not limited to income, property and sales, you have paid into these programs. Again, they are not charity programs. The same is true for the federal tax credit program to make insurance purchased on Connect for Health Colorado.
So feel comfortable and confident in these resources. Our community is here to support you through hard times so you can get back on your feet.
DORA – Division of Insurance Ask a question or make a complaint about your health insurance.
CHP+ Health insurance for children and pregnant women who earn too much to qualify for Medicaid, but cannot afford private health insurance
Colorado Indigent Care Program (CICP) Financial assistance for those who earn too much to qualify for Medicaid, but can’t afford private health insurance
Connect for Health Colorado Private and Employer Health Insurance
Health First Colorado (Medicaid) Health insurance for low-income Colorado residents, please contact Grand County Social Services for an application at (970) 725-3331
Medicare Health insurance for anyone 65 years of age or older
Grand Angels Food Pantry and Financial Support
Grand Beginnings Childcare Resource and Referral, Parenting Classes, Childcare and Early Education Scholarships
Grand County EMS Financial Assistance Application Financial Assistance Application
Grand Foundation Child Non-Academic Scholarships, Financial Support – Cancer, grants available that address current and future needs in the areas of Health & Human Services, Arts & Culture, Education, Amateur Sports and Environment
Grand County Housing Authority Affordable and Senior Housing
Grand County Public Health Immunizations, Expectant Mother, Prescription Assistance, Education & WIC
Grand County Rural Health Network Patient Navigation, Health Education and Health Related Financial Support for Adults & Children
Mercy Housing/Wapiti Meadows Affordable Housing
Mountain Family Center Food Shelf, Clothing, Activities & Health Related Financial Support for Adults, Children & Cancer patients
Mountain Parks Electric Charitable Trust Anyone with a specific funding need
Northwest Colorado Center for Independence Disability Resource