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What does CATCH do?

CATCH connects low-income residents to donated health care services. Recognizing a growing need for health care services for our community’s uninsured low-income residents, Community Health Partnership established CATCH in 2006. CATCH coordinates donated services from physicians, pharmaceutical companies, labs and other specialty providers to provide health care services to those who need it most.

Evaluation Results

January 1 – December 31, 2016

 

Over the past year the CATCH program has

  • Served 898 individuals
  • Resulted in $419,335.67 worth of donated healthcare services to clients

Since the Inception of the CATCH program in 2006

  • 13,984 clients have received services
  • An estimated amount of $5,580,280.20 has been donated to provide these services

CATCH prescription program has

  • Filled 102,576 prescriptions equaling $17,309,139 since the program’s inception in May, 2006. The program was successfully transferred to The Lord Cares Pharmacy in April, 2014.

The CATCH network works with

  • Five clinics, two hospitals, and over 28 providers to offer donated services
  • Fifty percent of clients exited the CATCH program in 2016 because they obtained insurance. The remaining 50% exited because they had restored health.

Community Stats

  • The Colorado Coalition for the Medically Underserved reports that 13% of El Paso County residents were uninsured or underinsured in 2016.

Services Provided

  • Hospital Services: 13 services were provided by Penrose Hospital including x-rays, and specialty tests
  • Laboratory Testing: 858 laboratory requests were completed by Quest Labs
  • Specialty Tests: 20 specialty tests were completed by five clinics within the CATCH provider network
  • Other: Five clinics within the CATCH network donated the following: 13 plain x-rays, 11 physical therapy visits, 2 pulmonary function tests, 2 sleep studies

CHP recruits physicians, specialty testing and other medical services to donate expertise and clinical resources, enabling medical providers who want to volunteer to do so in a coordinated, efficient manner. We negotiate agreements with hospitals, medical services agencies, safety net clinics and volunteer medical providers. If you are a physician or medical provider wishing to participate in CATCH, please contact us.

How does CATCH work?

CATCH serves residents of the Pikes Peak region who are at 200 percent or less of the Federal Poverty Level, uninsured or underinsured.

Clients are referred into the CATCH system by

  • Individual physicians
  • Penrose-St. Francis Community of Caring nurses stationed at social service agencies
  • The 2-1-1 help line
  • Medical providers at SET Family Medical Clinic, Tri-Lakes Cares, Colorado Springs Dream Center, Mission Medical Clinic and Open Bible Medical Clinic

CATCH Eligibility

Contact us to find out more or to see if you are eligible for CATCH services.

Resources for Uninsured Individuals

If you’re uninsured, you can search for resources to help you here.