Durango, Colo. – Axis Health System’s La Plata Integrated Healthcare (LPIH) has partnered with Fort Lewis College (FLC) to offer insurance enrollment services, as well as primary and behavioral health to students, as the school transitions to virtual learning and prepares for winter break.

Fort Lewis College students may be eligible for Medicaid, which is known as Health First Colorado, or other insurance options. Health First Colorado covers all Essential Health Benefits, including primary care appointments, specialists, prescriptions, behavioral health and dental. LPIH staff can assist with Health First Colorado applications as well as other insurance enrollment through Connect for Health Colorado. LPIH can also help uninsured and underinsured students access sliding-fee scale discounts, which adjust the amount a patient owes based on their income.

FLC students can make an appointment for insurance enrollment assistance during the timeslots below, by calling 970.335.2316. Insurance enrollment appointments are generally one hour.

  • Dec. 1, 1-5 p.m.
  • Dec. 8, 1-5 p.m.
  • Dec. 22, 1-5 p.m.
  • Dec. 29, 1-5 p.m.
  • Jan. 5, 1-5 p.m.
  • Jan. 12, 1-5 p.m.
  • Jan. 19, 1-5 p.m.

Students are welcome to call LPIH to set up an appointment for medical care by calling 970.335.2288. Enrolled patients can also access COVID-19 testing.

If you need mental health or substance use support, the Axis Care Hotline is staffed by clinicians 24 hours a day/7 days a week and can be reached at 970.247.5245.