COVID-19

Information on the Outbreak of COVID-19

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment is working closely with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), our Local Public Health Agencies (LPHA) and our communities to provide updated information about COVID-19 (Coronavirus Disease 2019). Please select a link below for more information.

Hippo Health

In the current pandemic, getting access to medical treatment is more important and more difficult than ever. But receiving good care doesn’t necessarily have to involve a trip to the emergency room.

Hippo Health is an app that provides on-demand care for patients. Accessible via an app or Chrome web browser, Hippo Health has talk, text and video capabilities to connect users with paramedics and their local established clinics quickly and securely. The Hippo Health platform allows patients to talk to their care provider virtually, as well as allowing that care team to talk to other care teams in the community whether or not they have the electronic medical record or practice.

Garfield County residents can download the app for free before the need arises, further cutting response time. By utilizing the app, not only can care providers talk to patients en route, but they can also help determine whether or not a trip to the emergency room is necessary, potentially reducing healthcare costs. Additionally, as Coronavirus continues to spread, the use of telemedicine technology like Hippo Health can help reduce the risk of exposure.  Please select the link below to download the free app to be prepared if needed.

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