Ardas Clinic
  • Insurance
    1. Apply for any insurance including Medicaid
      1. See Connect For Health, or call them at 1-855-752-6749.
      2. Apply online, apply on paper.
    2. Medicaid
      1. Medicaid or CHP+ applications can be made at Arapahoe County, Denver County, or elsewhere; (all social services offices on one map)
      2. Get a free ride to your Medicaid appointment: call 1-855-264-6368 more than 48 hours beforehand.
      3. If you have "Denver Health Medicaid" and want to change to "Regular Medicaid", call 303-839-2120. It has to be within 3 months of becoming "Denver Health Medicaid," or 2 months before your birthday, and becomes effective on 1st of next month. Or come sign a paper with us.
    3. CICP (If you make too much for Medicaid but can't get other health insurance)
      1. If you live in Denver, go to a Denver Health location.
      2. If you live in Aurora, you can get a CICP card from the MCPN Potomac, North Aurora, or South Aurora clinics. Call 303-360-6276 and ask for a "financial screening appointment."
  • Pregnancy
    1. University of Colorado Obstetrics - Women's Services. 3rd Floor, Purple Desk. 720-848-1060
    2. Rose Midwifery 303-320-2944; 4545 E. 9th Ave., Suite 502 Denver, CO 80220
    3. Aurora Nurse Midwives 1400 S Potomac St, Aurora, CO ‎(303) 873-526
  • Kids
    1. Tylenol and Ibuprofen dosing
    2. We may use the PEDS or SWYC screens, then refer to Early Intervention CO (age 0-2), or Child Find (ages 3+)
    3. Other help with kids age 0-3: Bright Beginnings
    4. http://www.theswyc.org/
  • Shots and Green Card
    1. We have all shots for babies, kids, and adults, for school, travel, or green cards. Or you can go to the Denver Health Immunization Clinic 303-602-3520
    2. We do green card vaccines and papers (I693 "do not open" envelope) for refugees only -
    3. After you have your shots and I693 done, you can fill out your Green card application by yourself, or you can get a lawyer who will help.
    4. Vaccine Information Sheets in English, Amharic, Arabic, Burmese, French, Karen, Nepali, and Somali.
    5. After the Shots Handout in English Arabic, French, Amharic, Karen, Somali.
    6. Decyphering Shot Records: Arabic (Iraq) Ethiopian dates,...
  • Mental Health
    1. We have a Burmese therapist on staff. 
    2. For other Medicaid or uninsured patients: we have a list of providers we can refer you to, including Jewish Family Services at 303-597-7777.
    3. Or for Medicaid, you can try: Denver County: 303-751-9030; Adams-Arapahoe-Douglas Counties: 720-490-4400; Boulder-Broomfield-Jefferson etc: 866-245-1959
    4. For CHP+ call 888-214-1101 (if you are Colorado Access) or 800-414-6198 (if you are state managed care CHP+)
  • Dental For Medicaid kids: everything is free (cleaning, fillings, braces), for Medicaid adults: only teeth pulling is covered (this will change April 2014). We use Worthmore Dental down the hall. Here are others:
    1. Kids Choice 303-341-5437, near Kmart at Colfax and Chambers; M-F 9-7, Sa 9-4. Free for Medicaid Kids, or adults for $49 initial dental evaluation with xray and cleaning, more for fillings (Medicaid pays for pulling).
    2. Kids Choice 303-476-6233; M-F 9-7, Sa 9-4, near Kmart at Evans and Monaco. Free for Medicaid Kids, or adults for $49 initial dental evaluation with xray and cleaning, more for fillings (Medicaid pays for pulling).
    3. Colorado Total Smiles: $20 initial dental evaluation; then sliding scale based on income; near Mississippi and Moline; 303-996-4811; Mo-Th 8-5.
    4. Comfort Dental at Mississippi and Peoria may have $19 for first visit.
  • Eye Care - Medicaid pays for exam and glasses for children, but only for exam (not glasses) for adults.
    1. Kids who need glasses: Adventure Dental and Vision at Boston and Colfax, or  Bright Eyes 303-476-6233 (next to Kid Choice Dental).
    2. Glasses for any age (Medicaid Kids: all free. Medicaid Adults: exam free, glasses cost.)
      1. Optical Masters near us at Leetsdale and Monaco (in front of King Soopers). Maybe $35 for exam only, or $89 for exam and 2 pairs of glasses.
      2. One Hour Optical Aurora (Mississippi and 225), or One Hour Optical Denver (Colorado and I25). Medicaid kids: everything free. Medicaid adults: exam free, glasses cost maybe $40-$100. This place honors Denver Health Medicaid.
      3. Glasses for uninsured kids or adults: Walmart Stapleton, or Walmart Hampden and Yosemite. Exam is about $40, glasses maybe $40-$100.
    3. Reading Glasses - if that's all you need, they are a few dollars at most grocery stores.
  • Other Aid
    1. How to apply for "disability".
    2. Your case worker or the county offices (listed above under Medicaid) can also help you apply for SNAP (food stamps), the AND and OAP programs, or TANF; or you can apply yourself using PEAK.
    3.  handicap parking permit, if you qualify.
    4. Cheap prescriptions.


    Ardas Staff Resources
    1. Administration
      1. Eligibility: Medicaid (requires Internet Explorer), Aetna (requires IE), Anthem, Cigna, Humana (call # on card), Medicare (see Contacts), Rocky Mt, UHC
    2. Provider
      1. CIIS Colorado Immunization System, Immunization Schedules.
      2. Lab entry (requires internet explorer), Directory.
      3. Epocrates, WalMart Four Dollar List, Mcd Preferred Drug List, PDMP.
      4. Health Images
      5. Codapedia, E&M Univ 99204, 99214 Careful with Medicare labs.
      6. Prior Authorizations (but for Medicaid just call 800-365-4944)
      7. Mortara EKG manual, DuraNeb Manual.
      8. Translations: Google Translate, Somali, Amharic, Tigrigna
    3. Patient care
      1. PHQ9
      2. Abnormal Paps: ASCCP, AAFP.
      3. USPSTF, Health Teamworks, summary.
      4. Health Teamworks HepBC, Viread, HepC Connection.
      5. Hpylori

      Health Audio in many languages

      If you can read English:
      1. Low back pain exercises
      2. Family Doctor
      3. Great Health Videos in English
      4. Kids Dental

      If you can read another language:
      From sites like RHIN and USCRI.
      1. Amharic
        1. Various Resources (DM2, Nutrition, etc)
        2. Motherhood
        3. Nutrition
        4. Diabetes
        5. Hypertension
      2. Arabic
        1. Various Resources
        2. Even More Resources
        3. Bed Bugs
        4. Kids Dental
        5. Nutrition
        6. Diabetes
        7. Hypertension
        8. Cholesterol
      3. Burmese
        1. New Pt: Medicaid and Insurance, Emergency Room use, Health Questionnaire.
        2. Taking Meds Correctly
        3. For well visits: STDs, Smoking, Adult obesity, Kids obesity, Dental Care, Kids Dental, Hygiene
        4. Nutrition: Healthy Living, Adult, Family, Malnutrition
        5. Well Woman: Well Woman Exams, Menstruation, Pregnancy, Breast Cancer, Family Planning.
        6. Contraception: Condoms, Diaphragm, Depot, Copper IUD, minipill, Nuvaring.
        7. Kids: Watching your child grow, Keeping Your Baby Healthy
        8. Mental Health: Adjusting, PTSD, Managing Stress,
        9. Traditional Burmese Medicine
        10. Bed Bugs
        11. Resp: Cold & Flu, Bronchitis, Flu, Pneumonia, Cover your cough
        12. Diabetes: info, more info.
        13. Heart Disease
        14. Disabilities: Living With
        15. ID: HIV, Hep B, What is TB?, Latent TB
        16. Domestic Violence
        17. Vit D Deficiency
      4. French
        1. Various Resources
        2. Kid's Dental
        3. Nutrition
        4. Diabetes
        5. Cholesterol
      5. Karen
        1. New Pt: Medicaid and Insurance, Emergency Room use, Health Questionnaire.
        2. Taking Meds Correctly
        3. For well visits: STDs, Smoking, Adult obesity, Kids obesity, Dental Care, Hygiene
        4. Nutrition: Adult, Family, Malnutrition
        5. Well Woman: Well Woman Exams, Pregnancy, Breast Cancer, Family Planning.
        6. Kids: Watching your child grow,
        7. Lead Poisoning
        8. Mental Health: Adjusting, Managing Stress,
        9. Substance Abuse,
        10. Traditional Burmese Medicine
        11. Resp: Cold & Flu, Common Resp Illnesses, Asthma, Cover your cough
        12. Diabetes: info.
        13. Heart Disease
        14. Disabilities: Living With
        15. ID: HIV, Hep B, Latent TB, more latent TB, TB skin test, Tb sputum collection
        16. Domestic Violence
        17. Calcium + Vit D Deficiency
      6. Korean
        1. Nutrition
        2. Diabetes
        3. Cholesterol
      7. Mandarin
        1. Nutrition
        2. Diabetes
        3. Diabetes
        4. Hypertension
      8. Nepali
        1. New Pt: Health Questionnaire.
        2. Taking Meds Correctly
        3. Nutrition: Adult, Nutrition
        4. Well Woman: Cervical Cancer, Breast Exam, Breast Cancer, Mammogram, Family Planning.
        5. Kids: Lead Poisoning
        6. Kid's Dental (Hindi)
        7. Substance Abuse (eg Etoh),
        8. Mental Health: Adjusting, Managing Stress,
        9. Bed Bugs
        10. Resp: Cover your cough, Asthma, Kids Asthma
        11. Calcium + Vit D Deficiency
      9. Russian
        1. Nutrition
        2. Diabetes
      10. Somali
        1. Nutrition
        2. Kid's Dental
        3. Diabetes
        4. Hypertension
        5. Cholesterol
      11. Spanish
        1. Nutrition
        2. Diabetes
        3. Hypertension
        4. Cholesterol
        5. Back Pain
      12. Swahili
        1. Contraception
        2. Nutrition
        3. Diabetes
        4. Hypertension
      13. Tigrinya
        1. Nutrition
        2. Diabetes
        3. Various (eg Diabetes)
        4. Hypertension
      14. Vietnamese
        1. Nutrition
        2. Diabetes
        3. Hypertension


    Meds not covered by Colorado Medicaid, and possible substitutions that are covered.
    Most OTCs are not covered, but prescribing an OTC may cause barriers to care in some situations, such as the price (even if just $5), or the patient getting confused because they may have to find the med themselves (if pharmacy staff can't help), or the issue that OTCs dont make it through the eprescribing systems. We know of no such reliable list, so are creating one here; if you know of another list, or any mistakes here, please let us know. The Medicaid Preferred Drug List is great but serves a different function.

    Use this
    Not this
    gemfibrozil (or Niaspan ER, Lovazaa)
    Omega 3s
    ibuprofen 400+ (or ultram if need non-nsaid)
    apap
    cleocin crm or clinda phos 1% top sol, benzaclin, ampicillin
    benzoyl products
    miralax (510g)
    mg citrate, docusate
    claritin
    benadryl, allegra
    no otc cough/cold meds are covered
    robitussin/cheratussin
    VitD2 50kU/wk
    VitD 2kU/d
    Ibuprofen 100/5 for kids
    any apap products for kids
    clinda vaginal
    monistat
    For Hpylori: Omeprazole 20bid, Clarith 500 bid, Amox 1000(500x2) bid, all x 2wks
    Peptobismol isn't covered,
    and tetracycline hasn't been available for a while.
    bactroban oint
    bactroban cream
    hydroxyzine pamoate
    hydroxyzine hcl



    Some other med suggestions
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    if asked for a general kids vitamin: flintstone complete chewable gummy
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