COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update
We are committed to providing services to the people throughout our community who need them, while protecting the health and safety of our staff and the people we serve.
Although our buildings are closed due to COVID-19, we are providing services. We are working remotely to help limit the spread of the virus. Our staff are reaching out by phone to those we serve to support their needs. We continue to take new clients.
- All scheduled appointments are taking place by phone or video calls. Please call your team if you have any questions.
- Pharmacies at the Recovery Center and Wellshire Behavioral Services are filling prescriptions and delivering medications to those we serve. We ask that you stay home to be safe and avoid going to our pharmacies. Visit our Pharmacy webpage for more information.
- Denver Health and Mental Health Center of Denver primary care offices at the Recovery Center are open to scheduled appointments. Please call 303-504-7796.
- Our community classes and events are on pause until further notice.
Please call Colorado Crisis Services if experiencing a crisis at 1-844-493-8255 or visit the Colorado Crisis Services webpage for more information.
We have created a webpage with resources for managing stress and anxiety during COVID-19. If you still have questions, please call 303-504-6500.
How to Take Care of Yourself
If you’re feeling anxious about coronavirus, know that you’re not alone. It’s normal to feel worried during stressful times, especially when there are things that are out of our control.
Remember, you are not alone. This article from 5280 Magazine reminds us that so many people in our community are feeling anxious and scared, and it's okay to feel that way.
When we do feel worried, it’s often helpful to think about what we can do to take care of ourselves.
myStrength is a great resource to help improve your mood and overcome the challenges you face. You can track your health, enjoy interactive activities, and become inspired by quotes and videos.
For Parents and Caregivers: How to Talk to Your Kids About COVID-19
- Remind your children that you know how to reduce the spread of disease. Help them practice healthy habits like hand washing, getting a good night’s sleep, and eating well. Encourage them not to touch their face with unwashed hands.
- Clear up myths. With a lot of misinformation circulating, making sure your kids have an accurate perspective can help them manage anxiety around coronavirus. CDPHE and CDC are reputable sources for information and provide regular updates.
- Model a calm response. Include your children in planning ahead as appropriate and show them what it means to take care of yourself while you manage your own worry.
How to Cope With Being at Home With Kids and Nowhere to Go
What Are We Doing in Response to COVID-19?
Our priority at the Mental Health Center of Denver is the safety of our staff and the people we serve. We have rapidly changed the means by which we provide care to the people we serve and to our community, all while safeguarding the well-being of our staff. This includes:
- Reducing the number of staff at our sites to only the people who must be there. All other staff members are now working remotely;
- Creation and continued streamlining of communication channels within the organization to keep staff and people we serve informed of updates;
- Preparation of our telehealth offerings so people can still access care with their provider by video chat or phone;
- Ensuring we have adequate medication supplies at our pharmacies and delivering medications to the people we serve all over Denver.
We have also partnered with other providers and the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment to disseminate information and coordinate a region-wide response as the COVID-19 situation continues to develop.
- COVID-19 Companion - This is a free text messaging program that offers CDC tips and local resources about COVID-19. Text HEALTH to 67634*.
- Call CO Help at 1.877.462.2911 to speak with the local public health department.
- Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment (CDPHE) - COVID-19 in Colorado
- Colorado State Government Official Webpage - COVID-19 in Colorado
- Centers for Disease Control (CDC) – COVID-19
- Johns Hopkins University – Myths & Facts About Coronavirus
- National Public Radio (NPR) – 5 Tips to Help Regain Your Calm
- National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) – COVID-19 Factsheet
- CDC – FAQ on COVID-19 and Children
- New York Times – Talking to Teens About Coronavirus
- AMPHL resources for people who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing - COVID-19 Resource List
*Standard message or data rates may apply. This program will not send data to your doctor. It is not a replacement for medical care or emergency services. If you are sick and are starting to feel worse or short of breath, seek professional medical attention. In case of an emergency, call 911.
This video from the CDC is in American Sign Language. Closed Captions are provided in English.
If you don’t know where to begin getting mental health, substance use or emotional help for yourself or someone you know—start here. We provide confidential and immediate support, 24/7/365. If you are in crisis or need help dealing with one, you can: