If you have private health insurance, you can check to see if your private health insurance plan includes vision insurance by calling the Member Service Line on your insurance card. If your plan includes vision, ask the member services representative to help you find a provider. If not, visit the Connect for Health Colorado website using the button below. Look under Resources for Vision Options.
Some of the health clinics offer low-cost vision. Click on the button below for a map and list of health clinics in Colorado.
If you’re homeless in Denver, The Colorado Coalition for the Homeless has The Eye Clinic at 21st and Champa. Call 303-293-2220 for more information.
Dental Care--Private Insurance
If you have private health insurance, you can check to see if your private health insurance plan includes dental insurance by calling the Member Service Line on your insurance card. If your plan includes dental, ask the member services representative to help you find a provider. If not, click on the button below for the Connect for Health Colorado website. Click on Resources and look for Dental Options.
The Medicaid program in Colorado is called Health First Colorado. If you have Medicaid, you can call Dentaquest to find a dentist. Have your Medicaid ID number ready when you call 1-855-225-1729. Number is answered Monday – Friday 7:30am – 5pm You can also click on the button below for the Dentaquest website. Then click on Find a Dentist.
If you don’t have insurance, Colorado has over 54 free or low-cost dental clinics. You can find the closest to you at FreeDentalCare. Type the name of your city in the box or click on the name of your city if you see it on the list. Call and ask for an appointment. If it’s an emergency, ask the clinic if they can get you in faster.
>You can also try to get dental care from your closest community health center. Colorado has 20 community health centers throughout the state that are free or sliding scale and provide free or low-cost medication. Clinics are usually open late and on weekends. It’s usually best to call first and talk to an enrollment counselor and make an appointment, but you can also just walk in to a community health center.
Click below to see a map and list of Community Health Centers throughout Colorado. To zoom in on the map, click on the plus sign at the lower right hand side of the map. Scroll down the page to see the list of health centers organized by county.
The University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine offers low-cost dental care. To become a patient, call 303-724-6900. You will be scheduled for a 30 minute screening appointment to see if you qualify for treatment. Open Monday through Friday, 8am - 5pm. It's located in Aurora at 13065 E. 17th Avenue.
You can also try using Needy Meds, a website that lists free and low-cost clinics, including community health centers. Click on the button below to see the list, which is in alphabetical order by city. Look in the details section for dental care. Be sure to call first to verify office locations and hours. Ask about getting an appointment and how they charge. You can also call the Needy Meds hotline at 1-800-503-6897. Tell the operator your state, city, and that you're looking for dental care.
If you’re homeless, ask your shelter if they can recommend a resource for you. Some shelters are able to offer people in their programs basic dental care.
If you live in Jefferson County, call 303-360-6276 to learn about its mobile dental van. Comfort Dental offices throughout Colorado provide free dental care on Christmas Eve.