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Dear Summit County Mental Health Providers,

Hope this message finds you well and thriving in this mixed spring season we’re having.

First and foremost, please find attached an amazing, comprehensive resource guide developed by FIRC in partnership with OneDegree which covers several social service areas: Emergency Assistance, Family Support, Housing, Food Services, Health & Wellness, and Legal & Financial. Huge kudos to FIRC for pulling this excellent resource guide together.


Important Provider Survey:


Building Hope is partnering with the Katz Amsterdam Foundation to get this important mental health provider survey out to our community: www.PRCsurvey.com/begin/MountainBehHealthProvider


Please complete this survey at your earliest convenience in order to help our community wide effort to improve quality of life and wellbeing. This survey is only open till Monday (4/18), so we would love it if you could complete it before then.


Building Hope’s NEW Crisis Slots program:

Next day stabilization care with up to 3-5 days of consecutive visits is now available for clients in a mental health crisis through Building Hope’s new Crisis Slots program. We’ve partnered with the amazing team over at SMART to pull together this special and unique offering. Immediate support will be provided to clients that are seen and referred by SMART (we are also working on being able to take referrals from the hospital as well). Feel free to respond back with questions about this program as we are very excited about its launch!


Several support group offerings:


Ukrainian Support Group, please contact Nichole Hart for details: nichole@hartcounselingservices.com. This may or may not become an ongoing group, and might function as more of a meeting space depending on community need. The flyer for tonight’s group at 5:30pm is attached.


Youth Culinary Group, every Tues in April from 4:30-7:30pm @ Frisco Senior Ctr (flyer attached)

Emotions 101, an eight-week workshop for teens and young adults ages 16 to 25. Virtual mtgs from 4-5:30pm, starting May 3rd with the following dates: May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, and June 14, 21, 28 (flyer attached)


DBT Skills Group on Fridays from 3:30-4:30pm for Middle School age students within Summit County (English and Spanish flyers attached)

Brain Injury Support Group, ongoing on a monthly basis: times, dates and activities vary (flyer attached)


Latino Immigrant Support Group, ages 13-17, every other Wednesday, 4-5pm on Zoom (flyer attached)


Monthly Provider Zoom Meeting:

Back by popular demand, Building Hope is hosting a monthly zoom session for our providers to get together for a quick hour of sharing news and networking. These will take place the 1st Wednesday of every month from 8-9am.

Please email Kellyn if you are not already on the calendar invite. Notes from our previous provider meeting are attached.


SPAT Community Coalition:


The Suicide Prevention Action Team is building a community coalition of parents and advocates for youth mental health advocacy and suicide prevention. Their first meeting will be held on May 25th, 6:30-8:00pm, in the Medical Office Building Miner’s Creek Conference Room. Snacks and drinks will be provided. Please pass the attached flyer and link to register to anyone who might be interested: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/community-coalition-meeting-for-youth-mental-health-and-suicide-prevention-tickets-308835494277



Call for Play Therapists!


We are in desperate need of more play therapists, and providers specializing in child and adolescent care. If you’d like to take a training or start the process of becoming a Registered Play Therapist/Synergetic Play Therapist, please use our Mini Grant to help support your further education. If you can make any recommendations for therapists already practicing in this realm, or interested in coming up to Summit County, please reach out to me directly.


We are also looking similarly to add bilingual and LGBTQ+ specializing providers to our community. Any help would be appreciated!


Medicaid member eligibility/verification tips:


Please use the HCPF Provider Portal to check member eligibility: https://colorado-hcp-portal.xco.dcs-usps.com/hcp/provider/Home/tabid/135/Default.aspx


If you do not yet have a portal account, the following “Quick Guide” contains instructions on how to register: https://hcpf.colorado.gov/web-portal-register


The following “Quick Guide” contains information on how to check eligibility in the portal: https://hcpf.colorado.gov/verifying-eligibility-quickguide

To search, you’ll need to enter either the member’s State Medicaid ID (one letter followed by 6 numbers) OR two of the following: SSN, Birth Date, Member Name. You can search for just today’s date, or for a one month period at a time.


Once the member’s eligibility results are displayed, the main information that you’ll want to focus on is the member’s RAE assignment. This information is found in the Managed Care Details section of the eligibility results. To get there, from the main screen, you can click any of the links underneath “Coverage” such as Medicaid State Plan or Behavioral Health Benefits.


I’ve pasted an example below that shows a member who is assigned to Rocky Mountain Health Plans as their RAE.



Medicaid Behavioral Health “Office Hours”

Rocky Mountain Health Plans (RMHP) is pleased to invite you to our Regional Accountable Entity (RAE, Region #1) Behavioral Health Office Hours. RMHP will be sharing important billing updates, policy and procedure updates, and open the floor to address your questions and concerns in a collaborative manner.

Upcoming Zoom dates:

Wednesday, June 29th, 12:00PM – 1:00PM: Register Here

Wednesday, September 28th 12:00PM – 1:00PM: Register Here

Wednesday, December 7th 12:00PM – 1:00PM: Register Here


For behavioral health provider questions, concerns, issues: please contact Chasity.Edwards@rmhp.org. You can cc Meg-Taylor@uhc.com OR email her directly as a point of escalation.


Funds available for professional development to support addictions counseling credentialing:

Funds are available through the nicotine tax to support addictions counseling credentials and to staff support groups and one on one counseling. This can help someone become a Tobacco Treatment Specialist (TTS), or a Certified Addictions Specialist (CAS), etc. For more information, please contact: Becky Peltier, Health Promotion and Prevention Specialist @ Summit County Youth & FamilyBecky.peltier@summitcountyco.gov, (970)668-9184

Potential office space openings:

We are working with several community members that are buying or renovating office spaces that can potentially be used by our community mental health providers in private practice. Each of these are in a different stage of development and availability. Please email me with your interest and I will share the relevant opportunities.



Next Provider Mixer:

Please mark your calendars for June 15th for our next provider social mixer! 6pm-8:30pm at HighSide Brewing in Frisco. We’re looking forward to a fun time and having the pleasure of your company. Eventbrite registration will be sent out as the date gets closer.


Future dates for your reference: Sept 14th, Dec 13th.




As always, thank you for everything that you do! We are proud to partner with such a terrific community of providers and look forward to continuing being of support in any way that we can.