Depression & Loneliness

Life transitions as one ages can be stressful, challenging and lonely. Learn about the mental health services and resources available in Larimer County to support you or a loved one through life’s challenges. The information on this page can get you started.

Agencies and Programs

Aging Clinic of the Rockies at CSU
Colorado State University Gifford Building
502 West Lake St.
Fort Collins, CO 80523
(970) 491-6795

  • Aging Clinic of the Rockies is a non-profit clinic that offers counseling and assessment services to community members on an affordable sliding fee scale based on gross annual income. Call the number above for more information.

Colorado Access/Access Behavioral Care (ABC)
(970) 221-8508

  • ABC is the Behavioral Health Organization (BHO) for Medicaid recipients in Larimer County. They do not provide behavioral health services directly, but work with providers in Larimer County to help individuals get the services they need. Call for information and to be connected to behavioral health services.

Fort Collins Walk-In Crisis Services
1217 Riverside Ave
Fort Collins, CO 80524

  • If you don’t know where to begin getting mental health, substance use or emotional help for yourself or someone you know, start here.
    • Walk-in centers offer confidential, in-person crisis support, information and referrals to anyone in need.
    • Call 1-844-493-8255  When you call Colorado Crisis Services, you will be connected to a trained crisis counselor.
    • Text “TALK” to 38255 You’ll immediately be put in contact with a trained counselor, ready to text with you about anything.

Health District of Larimer County: Connections
425 W. Mulberry St., Ste. 101
Fort Collins, CO 80521
(970) 221-5551

  • Connections offers education, assessment, referral and care coordination services for individuals and families experiencing mental health or substance abuse concerns.
  • A Connections specialist can give you free information to help answer your questions and explore your concerns as well as initial screening and assessment services to help pinpoint specific issues or problems and determine the best course of action. Once your needs have been identified, you will be connected to appropriate resources.
  • Walk-in support is available Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Phone help  is available 24 hours a day.

Summitstone Health Partners
(970) 494-4200

24/7 Mental Health Walk-in Services
1217 Riverside Ave.
Fort Collins, CO 80524

Fort Collins:
Administrative and Adult Services/Spirit Crossing Clubhouse
125 Crestridge St.
Fort Collins, CO 80525

Adult Services
525 W. Oak St.
Fort Collins, CO 80525

Adult Services
114 Bristlecone St.
Fort Collins, CO 80524

Adult Services, Primary Care, and Pharmacy
1250 N. Wilson Ave.
Loveland, CO 80537

Estes Park:
Adult Services
1950 Red Tail Hawk Dr.
Estes Park, CO 80517

  • Summitstone provides a wide variety of mental health services including 24-hour emergency services, outpatient mental health and addiction treatment for all ages including individual and group treatment, and case management services with an in-house pharmacy.
  • Bilingual English-Spanish services are available

Sunrise Community Health
302 3rd St. SE
Loveland, CO 80537
(970) 669-4855

  • Sunrise is a community health center supporting health for residents of Loveland, Greeley, and Evans by offering affordable, quality care. Sunrise provides the following primary care services: medical, dental, behavioral health, laboratory, radiology, pharmacy, care management, and health education
  • Services are offered on a sliding scale or through insurance plans including Medicaid and Medicare, CICP and CHP+ subsidies.

Salud Family Health Centers

Fort Collins:
1635 Blue Spruce Dr.
Fort Collins, CO 80524
(970) 494-4040

1830 Laporte Ave.
Fort Collins, CO 80521
(970) 484-0999

Estes Park:
1950 Redtail Hawk Dr.
Estes Park, CO 80517
(970) 586-9230

  • Salud Behavioral Health services are offered in addition to comprehensive health care services offered at a variety of locations.
  • Behavioral health services include: screening for stressors and mental health conditions, immediate support and/or referrals, individual, group, and family therapy, shared medical appointments, and psychological testing
  • Behavioral health services provided during medical visits are offered at no cost to patients. Psychotherapy services are offered along a sliding fee scale based on ability to pay.

Resource Guides

View the Answers on Aging Resource Guide, an online-viewable PDF booklet with a list of aging-related resources in Larimer County. Use the Tips for Navigating the Answers on Aging Guide for helpful suggestions for navigating this database.

  • Information on mental health services can be found on the following pages:
    • Counseling, pp. 17-19
    • Mental Health Services, p. 65

The Elder Care Network Member Service Directory can help you find local services. The network consists of 60 member organizations, providing a wide range of services and individual volunteers. Use the Tips for Navigating the Eldercare Network directory for helpful suggestions on navigating this database.

The Health Info Source is a database of local health-related resources in the greater Fort Collins area. Use the Tips for Navigating the Health Info Source Directory for helpful suggestions on navigating this database.

The Network of Care Service Directory is an online database that can help you find specific resources close to your home. Use the Tips for Navigating the Network of Care Service Directory for helpful suggestions on navigating this database.

The Seniors Blue Book of Northern Colorado offers a comprehensive guide to aging-related resources, services, and activities in Northern Colorado. You can browse service lists here. Click Tips for Navigating the Seniors Blue Book Resource Guide for helpful suggestions on navigating this database.

  • Information on mental health services can be found on the following pages
    • Mental Health Services, pp. 40
    • Support Groups, pp. 51-53


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