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Doctors Care

Doctors Care is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to improving access to quality, affordable primary and specialty care and support services for low-income individuals in the Denver area.

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Access to care for low-income, uninsured children, youth and adults

Class

Health Care 

Beneficiaries

Adults
Children and Youth (infants - 19 years)
At-Risk Populations
People/Families of People with Health Conditions
Poor, Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent

Description

Doctors Care is a private, nonprofit organization established to provide accessible medical services to low-income people living in Arapahoe, Douglas and Elbert counties. Doctors Care has been improving the lives of patients for nearly 30 years. In 2016, 4,400 individuals had access to quality, affordable primary and specialty care and services through Doctors Care's 4 Core Services:
• Doctors Care Clinic - affordable sick and well-care for patients up to age 35.
• Doctors Care Advantage - new community-based program designed to connect individuals to the care and resources they need through our network of primary care providers, specialists and healthcare resources.
• Connection to Coverage - free assistance with applying for Medicaid or private plans on the Connect for Health Colorado online marketplace.
• Health Navigation - help with getting connected to social services and overcoming other barriers to accessing care.

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Evidence of Program's Success

Each year, over 4,000 individuals had access to quality, affordable health care and program support services through Doctors Care.

• Doctors Care Clinic provides quality, affordable integrated primary care visits to children and young adults age 35 and under. In 2017, the Doctors Care Clinic served 2,700 patients (800 new patients) and provided 7,114 visits including 850 behavioral health visits; 1,070 dental visits; and 5,194 sick or well care visits. Medicaid patients represent 97 percent of those totals.
• Doctors Care Advantage is a community-based health access program that aims to improve access to care and resources for uninsured and Medicaid participants. In 2017, the program helped 165 individuals enroll in a pilot program called Premium Sponsorship which assisted qualified individuals and families with premium payments for Silver Plans in order to improve their access to needed health care.
• Connection to Coverage helps individuals apply for Medicaid and subsidized insurance plans through the Connect for Health Colorado online marketplace. In 2017, the program served 1,297 uninsured and underinsured individuals through 1,199 appointments, helping enroll 578 onto Medicaid and 350 in Qualified Health Plans on Connect for Health Colorado. The program completed 176 appointments for individuals and families residing in a Douglas County zip code.
• Health Navigation services help individuals identify and overcome barriers to accessing health care. Health navigators, all of whom are volunteers trained and supported by program staff, help patients understand their insurance coverage, get connected to social services, or overcome other barriers to accessing care. In 2017, patient navigators helped 300 individuals access health care through 404 in-person, phone or mail contacts. Health Navigation also completed a total of 1,311 psychosocial screens with clinic patients

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