Go here for information on testing for COVID-19.
Multi-inflammatory Syndrome in Children is COVID-19 related
Parents are encouraged to look for the following symptoms in their children, especially if the child or others in the home have recently contracted COVID-19: High fevers for multiple days, Gastrointestinal complaints including abdominal pain, vomiting, and diarrhea. The symptoms are similar to Kawasaki Disease, including rash, red eyes, red lips, or a red strawberry-like tongue. A child is exhibiting these symptoms may be in need of urgent care, and a medical provider should be contacted immediately.
COVID-19 and Chronic Disease Website
Connect for Health Colorado
Colorado consumers are encouraged to enroll through our state’s exchange, Connect for Health Colorado. Financial assistance for those who qualify is only available when enrolling through Connect for Health Colorado. Connect for Health offers tools such as the Quick Cost & Plan Finder that can help check eligibility for financial assistance while finding plans that fit consumers’ needs.
Health District offers free health coverage enrollment assistance
Those who have lost their health insurance or had a change in household income due to job loss can get free health coverage enrollment assistance from Larimer Health Connect.The program will offer assistance by phone, online and by in-person appointments for those without computer or internet access. No walk-in appointments will be accepted due to the outbreak, and those seeking an appointment should call 970-472-0444. The program will help people sign up for coverage from: Health First Colorado (Medicaid) Child Health Plan Plus (CHP+) Private health plans from Connect for Colorado Health Colorado Marketplace (Those who lose their health insurance have 60 days to enroll in a private marketplace plan. Though open enrollment is typically only in fall, a special enrollment period offered by the state for uninsured individuals and families is open through April 3.) The Health District is also providing prescription assistance services by phone to help residents of northern Larimer County without prescription drug coverage. Call 970-416-6519 for more information.
Website to Combat Health Care Workforce Shortages
The Colorado Department of Health Care Policy & Financing launched ConnectToCareJobs.com, a new website to help combat health care workforce shortages in Colorado, during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) public health emergency and beyond. Focused entirely on health care, ConnectToCareJobs.com quickly connects residential care facilities and providers with health care professionals seeking employment. ConnectToCareJobs.com also allows health care providers to select open positions they are hiring for and be matched with job seekers that fit their hiring needs. Job seekers can create a profile identifying the position they are interested in, the distance they are willing to travel for the position, and other professional skills and experience.
Larimer County residents experiencing anxiety, stress, or other mental health concerns because of the COVID-19 situation can receive support over the phone. Help is available free of charge at 970- 221-5551 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.
La Cocina in Fort Collins provides full-access mental health services and equitable health support services to immigrant groups in our community. Please check out their services page. The help children, adolescents, families but also provide Forensic Mental Health Assessments for people in detention.
Anyone experiencing a crisis should call SummitStone Crisis Services at 970-494-4200, Ext. 4, or text TALK to 38255 to receive mental health support. They may also call the Colorado Crisis Line at 844-493-8255 or 911.
For families coping with COVID-19, resources for children, adolescents, and families from the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry can be found here.