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Participating Health Providers

(if you are a provider and are interested in participating in CARES, please contact us!)

Pediatric Partners of the Southwest
575 Rivergate Lane, Suite 109, Durango

Pediatric Associates of Durango
1199 Main Ave # 205, Durango

La Plata Family Medicine
3235 Main Ave. #3, Durango

Ahmavine Midwifery

Greg Mann, DDS
Durango Dentistry, 2877 N. Main, Durango

Dr. Paul Lee & Dr. Michelle Hemingway
Osteopathic Center of the Four Corners
801 Florida Road, #11, Durango

Smiles 4 Kids (under 18 only)
1135 S. Camino del Rio, Suite 210, Durango

Southwest Smile Makers
701 Camino del Rio, Suite 316, Durango

Dr. Ryan Mickelson, DDS
2530 Colorado Avenue, #1A, Durango

Animas Dental Associates
Dr. Ron Owens
1304 Main Avenue, Durango

Darren McInnis
Higher Ground Counseling
Durango, 676-1029

Jennifer Letellier, Naturopath
Be Well Family Medicine
801 Florida Road, Durango
(970) 247-3717

Dr. Nicole Pinkerton
Specialists in Women’s Care
575 Rivergate Lane #207, Durango, 259-0701

Southwest Women’s Health Associates
575 Rivergate Lane, Suite 210, Durango

San Juan Hand Therapy
575 Rivergate Lane, Suite 108

Four Corners Eye Clinic
575 Rivergate Lane, Suite 212, Durango

Durango Community Acupuncture
128 W. 14th Street, Suite A2, Durango

Enliven Acupuncture
117 CR 250, Suite A, Durango,

Where do I apply?

La Plata County Dept. of Human Services
Contact: Lezlie Mayer
Phone Number: 970-382-6150
Location: 1060 E. 2nd Avenue, Durango

La Plata Family Centers Coalition
Contact: Family Health Advocate
Phone Number: 970-385-4747
Location: 129 Easy 32nd St., Durango

San Juan Basin Health Department
Contact: Kalisha Crossland
Phone Number: 970-335-2022
Location: 281 Sawyer Drive, Durango

If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions, we want to know! Email us at or call 970.946.5261. We CARE!


boybrushingYour Quick and Easy Guide to Income Qualified Discounted Medical, Dental, and Mental Health Services In La Plata County

Download CARES Brochure(English)
Download CARES Brochure (Spanish)


What is CARES?

medical insurance la plata countyCARES stands for the Community Access and Referral Enrollment System. This program provides discounted medical, dental, and mental health services based on income and family size for people who have no insurance. A growing list of health providers are participating in the CARES program, offering discounts on medical, dental, vision, and mental health services in La Plata County. Check back often as our list of providers is updated frequently!

Why should you care about CARES?

Regular access to preventive care is essential to good health. Too many families in our community are unable to pay for routine visits. Those families who earn too much to qualify for Medicaid/CHP+ but not enough to afford private insurance qualify for the CARES program.

How do I qualify?

Eligibility for Program participation will be determined by a Financial Counselor based on information you provide about the number of people in your family and the gross annual income of all members in the family. If you are uninsured and your income is less than 400% of poverty level, you may qualify for the CARES program.


Federal Poverty guidelines 2

How easy is it to apply?

It’s so easy! All you need to do is provide documentation of income and proof of your address…ONE TIME ONLY! Bring your documentation to one of our application centers, and if approved, you’ll receive a one year identification card to show to your preventive care provider at the time of service. Participating providers will determine what level of discount they will offer. DOWNLOAD ENROLLMENT FORM (English)




What records do I need?

la plata county proof of incomela plata county health care



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