Health, Medical and Wellness

Larimer County has several resource guides, databases, and agencies that can help assist you in finding health and medical services for yourself or an aging loved one. The information below can help you get started.

Agencies and Programs

Health District of Northern Larimer County
120 Bristlecone Drive
Fort Collins, CO 80524
(970) 224-5209

  • The Health District provides residents of northern Larimer County with dental, mental health, and preventive health services, in addition to connecting people to more affordable prescription and health insurance options.
  • The Health District offers heart-health screenings, heart disease prevention, blood pressure checks, cholesterol tests and smoking cessation classes with individualized counseling.
  • Call the number above or visit their website  for more information.
  • Colorado Senior Dental Services. Dental care for low-income seniors.

Larimer Health Connect 
144 N. Mason St. #7
Fort Collins, CO 80524
(970) 472-0444

  • Larimer Health Connect offers support in reviewing health insurance options including assistance with Medicaid and CHP+ applications. Assistance is offered in understanding your current insurance benefits and making changes to your benefits.
  • Make an appointment online or by calling the number above.

Senior Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP)
(888) 696-7213

  • Call the number above for free counseling about insurance options including Medicare benefits, appeals, Medigap insurance, employer health plans and long term care insurance.

Silver Sneakers

  • Silver Sneakers is a free fitness program for seniors with Medicare.
  • The program offers unlimited access to every participating gym and fitness center in the network (including the Fort Collins Senior Center, Raintree Athletic Club and Genesis Health Clubs).
  • Access includes gym equipment, unlimited classes, and social events.
  • Find local participating gyms and fitness centers here.

UC Health Senior Services/Aspen Club
1025 Garfield Street, Ste. A
Fort Collins, CO 80524
(970) 495-8560

2500 Rocky Mountain Ave.
Loveland, CO 80538
(970) 624-1860

  • The Aspen Club provides a wide range of program benefits and services including health education, screenings, hospital discounts, social opportunities, and events for adults age 50-plus in Northern Colorado. Visit their website (https://www.uchealth.org/services/community-health/aspen-club/) for current classes and events.
  • The Aspen Club offers free assistance and information about Medicare benefits, supplemental insurance, Medicare Advantage Plans, prescription drug plans and how Medicare works with employer plans as well as information on Medicare Savings Programs and assistance with Low Income Subsidy (LIS) applications.

Volunteers of America Grocery Program
405 Canyon Ave.
Fort Collins, CO 80525
(970) 472-9630

  • For those who cannot get groceries for themselves VOA offers its Grocery Program where volunteers call participants to take their grocery orders, shop for them, and then deliver the groceries to their home.
  • Participants in the program pay for their groceries, but the delivery service is free.
  • The program happens in Loveland each Monday (order-taking) and Tuesday (shop and delivery), and in Ft. Collins each Wednesday (order-taking) and Thursday (shop and delivery).
  • VOA also offers a variety of services including Meals on Wheels, senior housing assistance, veteran support and housing assistance, caregiver support, volunteer placement, a handyman program, and more.
  • Contact the Volunteers of America Northern Colorado office at the number above or email larimer@voacolorado.org for these services.

Volunteers of America “Smiling Spoon” Senior Dining Sites (lunches)
405 Canyon Ave.
Fort Collins, CO 80521
(970) 472-9630

  • The “Smiling Spoon” Senior Lunch Program offers nutritious meals in a fun, social atmosphere at many locations throughout Larimer County, for adults 60 and older. View our locations and times here.
  • There is a suggested donation of $2.50 for eligible participants, and reservations are required (at least 24 hours prior to the lunch).
  • VOA also offers a variety of services including Meals on Wheels, senior housing assistance, veteran support and housing assistance, caregiver support, volunteer placement, a handyman program, and more.
  • Contact the Volunteers of America Northern Colorado office at the number above or email larimer@voacolorado.org for reservations and more information.

Resource Guides

View the Answers on Aging Resource Guidean 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 health and medical resources can be found on the following pages.
    • Health Promotion and Wellness, pp. 33-34
    • Counseling, pp. 17-19
    • Mental Health Services, p. 65
    • Prescription Assistance, p. 68
    • Wellness Classes, pp. 83-85
    • Health Insurance Counseling, p. 33

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

HealthInfoSource is a searchable database of local health-related resources in the greater Fort Collins area. Here you can find information about local doctors, dentists, counselors or other healthcare providers in Northern Colorado. Use the Tips for Navigating the HealthInfoSource 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 access resource lists here. Click Tips for Navigating the Seniors Blue Book Resource Guide for helpful suggestions on navigating this database.

  • Information on health and medical can be found on the following pages:
    • County Health Departments, p. 16
    • Dental Resources, p. 16
    • Flu Shots, p. 25
    • Health Insurance Counseling, pp. 28
    • Hearing Services & Resources, pp. 28-29
    • Home Health Care Information and Resources, pp. 79-89
    • Hospice Care Information and Resources, pp. 84, 90-96
    • Home Medical Equipment and Supplies, p. 30
    • Hospitals & Clinics, pp. 33-34
    • Hospitals – Long Term Acute Care, pp. 34
    • Medicare & Medicaid Information, pp. 40
    • Mental Health Services, pp. 40
    • Prescription Assistance – Discounted Medications, pp. 43
    • Rehabilitation Facilities, pp. 44
    • Respite Care, p. 45
    • Vision Resources, pp. 56-57

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