Children and youth with special health care needs contacts

 
Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs Section
Prevention Services Division
PSD–HCP–A4
4300 Cherry Creek Drive South
Denver, CO 80246
 
303-692-2370
1-800-886-7689, ext. 2370
 
If you or your child are having a medical emergency, please call 911 or seek emergency care. 
 
State staff:
 
Tara Entwistle, MPH
HCP Consultant
Support Area: HCP Care Coordination
303-692-2407
 
Angie Goodger, MPH, MHA
Pediatric Care Coordination Systems Consultant
Support areas: HCP Care Coordination, HCP Specialty Clinics, Medical Home, Help Desk
303-692-6316
angela.goodger@state.co.us

 
Dana Logsden, MPH
Health Systems Evaluation Specialist
Support areas: Data, Evaluation, Quality Improvement, 2-1-1 Colorado, Medical Home
303-692-2422
dana.logsden@state.co.us 
 
Kelsey Minor, MPH
Data Manager 
Support areas: CDS, Help Desk
303-692-6315
kelsey.minor@state.co.us
 
Jennie Munthali, MPH

Title V Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs Director and Section Manager
Support areas: Medical Home Priority, Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs Policy and Implementation Science, Quality Improvement
 

Alexandrea Murphy, MPH

Child Development Systems Integration Specialist

Support Areas: Developmental Screening Priority, Colorado Pediatric Psychiatry Consultation and Access Program (CoPCAPP)

303-692-2376

alex.murphy@state.co.us

 
 
Emergencies and medical, mental or emotional concerns
If you or your child are having a medical emergency, please call 911 or seek emergency care. 

If you or your child are experiencing a mental health, substance use or emotional concern
Call 1-844-493-TALK (8255) or text TALK to 38255 to speak to a trained professional with the Colorado Crisis & Support Line. Reach out for free, confidential, professional, 24/7 support. Provides free, confidential, professional and immediate support for any mental health, substance use or emotional concern, 24/7/365. 
 
For medication refills or concerns
Please connect with your pharmacy and/or your primary care provider. 
 
Free Nurse Advice Lines: 
The Health First Colorado (Colorado's Medicaid Program) Nurse Advice Line provides Health First Colorado members free around-the-clock access to medical information and advice in both English and Spanish and is available free of charge, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
1-800-283-3221 
 
ParentSmart Healthline™ | Children's Hospital Colorado
When you call Children's Hospital Colorado ParentSmart Healthline™  you can receive free health care advice from registered nurses. ParentSmart is there for you 24/7, providing access to expert pediatric care and peace of mind.
1-720-777-0123
 
Report suspected child abuse and neglect 
CO4KIDS Available 24 hours a day, every day. Don't hesitate to call and get help. Anyone witnessing a child in a life-threatening situation should call 911 immediately. 
1-844-CO-4-KIDS (1‑844‑264‑5437)