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Are you in need of COVID-19 testing? Adams County residents who do not have health insurance, and have COVID-19 symptoms, are at high risk of getting COVID-19, or suspect you have been exposed to COVID-19, can get tested through one of several mobile testing sites.

Free COVID-19 Testing Site: Adams County now has a state FREE COVID-19 testing site at Water World, 8801 N. Pecos St., Federal Heights. Up to 2,500 tests will be administered each day, and there is no cost to get tested. Visitors do not need an identification card, a social security number, or insurance to get a test. Those who have symptoms, have been exposed to someone with the virus, or need a test are encouraged to take advantage of the free testing site.

 

Clinica Colorado: In response to the growing COVID-19 outbreak in our state, Clinica Colorado is offering NO COST virtual visits via phone or video call through April 30, especially for the uninsured. This service allows patients to receive the medical care they deserve, while maintaining the safety of all patients, families, staff, and the community.

We are not affiliated in any way with Clinica Family Services or their locations. We are a separate clinic that specifically focuses on the uninsured, as there are other community health centers that do take new Medicaid patients. 

Colorado Coalition for the Homeless: Colorado Coalition for the Homeless (CCH), located at 2130 Stout St., Denver, strives to provide healthcare services to those who are experiencing homelessness or are at-risk of homelessness. The financial situation and health insurance coverage status does not impact a person’s eligibility to receive services at CCH. Contact CCH at 303.293.2220.
Determining Eligibility for MedicaidMedicaid may be available to working adults or their children under limited circumstances:
  • Adults or children eligible for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Disability benefits are eligible for full Medicaid benefits. To be eligible for SSI one must be over age 65 or blind or disabled. 
  • Single- and two-parent families with a total income of 30% of the Federal Poverty Level are eligible for full Medicaid benefits. In addition to the income requirement, the family is allowed one car and a primary home. $90 for each working adult in the household is exempted from the total, as well as all childcare expenses. A savings or checking account with up to $2,000 in assets is exempted.
  • Children in families with incomes no greater than 100% of the Federal Poverty Level may be eligible for full Medicaid benefits. The family may have assets totaling no more than $1,000, including a vehicle. The first $1,500 of a vehicle’s value, however, is exempt from the total, as is the primary home.
  • Children under 6 years old may be eligible for full Medicaid benefits if they live in a household with income at or below 133% of Federal Poverty Level.
  • Pregnant women at 133% or below of Federal Poverty Level may be eligible for Medicaid benefits throughout the pregnancy. Women qualifying in this category will be eligible through the 60th post-partum day.
  • Children born to women on Medicaid are eligible for Medicaid benefits through the first year of life, and are not subject to means-testing. Children who qualify in this category will be automatically enrolled.
  • Undocumented or legal aliens in the United States for less than 5 years may qualify for emergency assistance only.
  • Families formerly eligible for Medicaid but losing eligibility through employment status are eligible for 12 months of Medicaid as long as total household income remains at or below 185% of Federal Poverty Level.

Those who qualify should visit this link.

Healthcare Resource Guide for Uninsured and Immigrant FamiliesThis is a Health Care Resource Guide that Center for Health Progress put together to support people, particularly immigrants without documentation, to find healthcare at this moment. The list is evolving and we will continue to update it. If you are from a clinic with other information for us to include or change, please email dana.kennedy@centerforhealthprogress.org. The guide is also available in Spanish.
Immigrant Families Needing HealthcareU.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) encourages all those, including aliens, with symptoms that resemble COVID-19 (fever, cough, shortness of breath) to seek necessary medical treatment or preventive services. Such treatment or preventive services will not negatively affect any alien as part of a future Public Charge analysis. "If the alien is prevented from working or attending school, and must rely on public benefits for the duration of the COVID-19 outbreak and recovery phase, the alien can provide an explanation and relevant supporting documentation," a spokesperson for USCIS said.
Medical Advice Available - Telehealth and Nurseline DirectoryWant medical advice but not currently covered by insurance? This link provides resources regarding free, fee-based, and insurance-based telehealth and nurselines. Telehealth connects patients with doctors via a video conference call. Nurselines are phone numbers that patients can call to get more information about what to do next. A nurse can help you decide when to contact your doctor or visit a healthcare facility, understand your medications, or give you more information about preventative care. 
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Stride Community Health CenterHealth clinic that is currently providing telehealth medical and mental health services (via phone and/ or video), emergency dental, and COVID-19 testing for specific at-risk populations. They provide services to patients with Medicaid, private insurance, and patients with no current insurance. They are able to help patients apply for Medicaid or have a sliding scale fee for uninsured patients, depending on their family size and household income. To learn more and make an appointment, call 303.360.6276 to get connected.

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