Access to Care

CHP’s goal is to develop a roadmap for improving the access to and quality of care for low-income patients who are uninsured or underinsured in the Pikes Peak region.

Connecting uninsured

To improve access to health services for all residents, CHP will leverage intelligent convening, planning, evaluation, and active problem-solving in partnership with member and allies to:

  • Ensure the geographic availability of health services city-wide and support safety net clinics to connect low-income uninsured residents to high quality, culturally competent healthcare services;
  • Improve health literacy so residents have information they can understand and use to make informed decisions and to protect and promote their health; and
  • Develop a health workforce to support the healthcare needs in the region.

CATCH - Coordinated access to community health

Recognizing a growing need for health care services for our community’s uninsured low-income residents, CHP established CATCH (Coordinated Access to Community Health) in 2006. CATCH is a network of independent safety net clinics. CHP supports this network by coordinating donated medical services, providing patient navigation, and making training available to safety net providers.

  • In 2018, CATCH connected 844 low-income residents to $382,487 in donated medical services that could not be provided in the clinic setting
  • 7.1% of persons in El Paso County are without health insurance, almost 50,000 people
  • About 15,000 people have been without insurance longer than 5 years
  • More than 1 in 4 persons (26.6%) in El Paso County have Medicaid insurance, over 183,000 people
  • About 7,000 are eligible for Medicaid insurance but not enrolled

Safety net clinics:

  • Dream Centers - Women's Gynecological Services
  • Mission Medical Center - Medical Care, Dental, Vision
  • Open Bible Medical Clinic & Pharmacy - Medical Care, Community Pharmacy
  • Peak Vista Community Health Centers - Federally Qualified Health Center, Medical, Dental, Behavioral Health
  • S.E.T. Family Medical Clinics - Medical Care
  • Tri-Lakes Cares Outreach Clinic - Medical Care
  • Westside Cares Outreach Clinic- Medical Care

CATCH Resources

Supporting access to care

If you are interested in donating services to the CATCH program or if you are in need of donated services, please contact us at info@ppchp.org.