Latest News – November 5

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Friends of Leadville Hatchery Celebrate New Pavilion

Leadville national Fish Hatchery manager Ed Stege (far left) and Friends of the Hatchery gathered Oct. 26 to celebrate the new pavilion at the hatchery picnic grounds.

Leadville National Fish Hatchery Manager Ed Stege (far left) and Friends of the Hatchery gathered Oct. 26 to celebrate the new pavilion at the hatchery picnic grounds.

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Local Help Available for Health Care Registration

The Lake County Public Health Agency (LCPHA) is one of 57 groups across the state selected to provide in-person assistance to customers of Connect for Health Colorado, the new health insurance marketplace which opened in October. ConnectColoradoLCPHA is part of the Connect for Health Assistance Network whose task it is to serve local communities, helping individuals, families and small employers consider health plan options, apply for insurance affordability programs, and sign up for health coverage under the Affordable Care Act.

“Having access to quality health insurance and new financial assistance to reduce costs is a huge benefit for the people in our community,” said Colleen Nielsen, RN, LCPHA Director. “We are excited to help residents and small businesses in Lake County find the health insurance plan that meets their needs through Connect for Health Colorado.”

So where can Leadville and Lake County residents go for one on one help? From today through Friday, Nov. 22 Lee Trujillo, the Health Coverage Guide for LCPHA will be available to assist at the following locations and times.

  • Lake County Public Health, 112 W. 5th Street 
    • Tuesdays: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Rocky Mountain Family Practice, 735 Highway 24
    • Wednesdays: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • St. Vincent Medical Clinic, 825 W. 6th Street 
    • Thursdays: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Lake County Public Library, 1115 Harrison Ave.
    •  Fridays: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

So, whether you are insured or just want to explore your options, this is the place to go for questions, assistance and registration for the Affordable Care Act. 

The Lake County Public Health Agency is located at 112 West 5th Street in the Courthouse Annex Building. Health Coverage Guide Lee Trujillo may be reached directly at 719-486-2413.Obit_Spacer_ThinHealth_Care_Trujillo_Letter

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