To improve the physical and mental health of Park County residents.
Rocky Mountain Rural Health was founded in 1989 and until recently was primarily involved in supporting primary care in the region.
In 2014, when South Park Medical Group closed, Rocky Mountain Rural Health redirected its efforts toward improving access to services via client navigation and assistance with acquiring health insurance through Connect for Health. In 2015 we established our Community Health Worker (CHW) program which reaches out to all communities in Park County serving as a resource to residents in need of assistance accessing health related services. In 2016 the CHW program was expanded to include basic health screening services as well as Advance Care Planning assistance. 2015 also saw RMRH establish a non-emergency medical transportation program as well as services designed to address the special needs of the disabled in our county. In 2016 the non-emergency medical transportation program was revised to make mileage reimbursement for travel to doctor's appointments available to individuals not covered under the original program. In 2017 RMRH launched a Transitions in Care program designed to meet the unique needs of residents discharged from the hospital to home in a county with virtually no available health care. One of the program goals is to reduce the rate of hospital readmissions.
'Thanks for the kick in the you know what to get me going to a specialist and having this taken care of...' - text from client assisted in finding a specialist
'Thank you very much for the Christmas presents!' - note from a Christmas family
'I just wanted to send a thank you letter to you and your staff for helping out on parent appreciation night last Friday. We really appreciate all of the help and wanted to make sure you guys knew how much it means to us, our student athletes, and parents.' - email from a community partner
'Thank you so much for all of your help!' - card from a Community Assistance Fund family
'...a very special 'thank you' deserves to go out to...and the folks at Rocky Mountain Rural Health...for their work on this ballot issue. I am so proud to serve this amazing community and I am looking forward to seeing a clinic in Fairplay again soon' - excerpt taken from a letter sent to the editor of 'The Flume' (November 24, 2017 issue) submitted by Gabby Lane, Mayor of the Town of Fairplay
'Thank you for your help finding a primary care provider and enrolling in an insurance plan. I am now able to get a referral for the additional diagnostics my screening mammogram showed I needed. Thanks, too, for sponsoring the mobile mammography van. That's what got everything going!' - from a very happy client
'...your commitment to your community and desire to share in this forum was so appreciated.Thank you for all you do every day for Park County' - note from a community partner