Category Archives: Health and Human Services

Make a Difference, One Ride at a Time.

Make a Difference, One Ride at a Time: Free Upcoming Lyft Orientations! 

Tri-County Health Network is partnering with Lyft to bring a new transportation option to San Miguel, Ouray and Montrose counties! We’ll be working with Lyft to offer transportation to people who need a little help getting to their doctors’ appointments and staying healthy.

This is a great opportunity to make an impact in the community, help your neighbors, and earn money for the miles you’re already driving. Lyft offers competitive rates to their drivers, plus tips and additional insurance protection at no cost.

There are 2 upcoming orientations:

  • Friday, April 27th: Ridgway 4H Center 3:30-5pm
  • Satruday, April 28th: Naturita Elementary, Basin Health Fair 9-12pm

You don’t need to stay at the orientation for the entire time. Just pick a one-hour slot and you’ll be in and out in 30-45 minutes! As soon as you’re done with the orientation, you can turn on your app and start making extra money.

The orientation includes a quick medical exam (think kids sports physical equivalent), vehicle inspection, and new driver orientation. We are covering the cost of the inspection & medical screen at these orientations–that’s a $250 savings!

Email or call us at 970-708-7096 to learn more or CLICK HERE  to sign up for orientation on April 27 or 28.



Health is More than Healthcare

Good health depends on more than just health care. Our health is affected by where we live, the work we do, the education we receive, and our income.  I work with residents to improve their health and reduce their chances of developing heart disease and diabetes. There are three recommendations that I often make to… Continue Reading

Bringing Better Health to the Westend

Nestled between Telluride, Placerville, Norwood, Nucla and Naturita rests the San Miguel watershed. Known for its natural beauty there is a harsher reality than most realize for those living along the San Miguel River. Traveling downstream from the affluence of Telluride, the scenery, economy and lifestyles change. Venturing farther from the headwaters, isolation becomes an… Continue Reading

Health Equity(or lack thereof) in Small Town, USA

New healthcare laws have created a whirlwind in the health industry, confusing and frustrating many people in the process. The Affordable Care Act has initiated a revolutionary movement across the United States, requiring everyone to buy into some form of health coverage or pay an annual penalty. Many Americans, who were previously uninsured, are now… Continue Reading

Increasing Outreach in Rural Colorado

Affordable and accessible healthcare is something that every person has the right to. Our goal is to assist the people in the four counties we serve(Montrose, Delta, San Miguel and Olathe) in gaining just that. However, in rural Colorado it is often very difficult to continue our outreach successfully. This is why over the past two months… Continue Reading

Thanksgiving is National Family History Day

Health care professionals have known for a long time that common diseases – heart disease, cancer, and diabetes – and rare diseases – like hemophilia, cystic fibrosis, and sickle cell anemia – can run in families. If one generation of a family has high blood pressure, it is not unusual for the next generation to… Continue Reading