COVID-19 Information from the Office of Behavioral Health

Looking for COVID-19 information related to the Colorado Mental Health Institutes? Visit the Mental Health Institutes webpage.

The Colorado Department of Human Services, Office of Behavioral Health (OBH) is committed to providing behavioral health providers with additional guidance and resources throughout the COVID-19 public health emergency. This webpage will serve as the hub for all COVID-19-related information from OBH. 

OBH remains open for business and continues to serve Coloradans in need as well as to support providers. Governor Jared Polis's Protect Our Neighbors model does not change our expectations of behavioral health providers. Providers should review OBH's expectations on continuing emergency services during this time.

>> Visit the State of Colorado COVID-19 website <<

Behavioral Health Resources for COVID-19

Substance Use and Mental Health Support
• Find Behavioral Health Help 
• Telehealth Information for Coloradans - State of Colorado 
• Mental Health And COVID-19 – Information And Resources - Mental Health America
• Taking Care of Your Behavioral Health - Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
• Stress and Coping During COVID-19 - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
• Alcohol and Substance Use During COVID-19 - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Resources for Children and Youth
Mental Health Tools for Back-to-School - Mind Springs Health
Talking to children about the pandemic - National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN)
• Guide for Schools on a Trauma-Informed Approach to Teaching through the Coronavirus - NCTSN
• Ways to Promote Children’s Resilience to the COVID-19 Pandemic - Child Trends
Four Tips to Help Your Child Through the COVID-19 Crisis - COACT Colorado, Children's Hospital Colorado and Partners for Children's Mental Health
Supporting Your Children During COVID-19 - CDHS Office of Early Childhood







OBH Resources for Providers
Quick Links
• Recommended Screening Protocol for Face-to-Face Services
• OBH Letter of Support when purchasing needed supplies
• SAMHSA Letter of Support when purchasing personal protective equipment
• Federal COVID-19 Guidance Roundup
• State Agencies COVID-19 Guidance Roundup
• Resources for health care professionals from the American Medical Association and the National Academy of Medicine