Resources for Citizens

Need a Voice? Bright Futures is offering phone assistance to navigate these resources and assist in any way they can.

Contact Bright Futures staff: 

Liza Cooney: (207) 632-8169

Mary Kelly: 970-729-1578

Learn More About Bright Futures COVID-19 Response and Resources:

Ouray County Library: Starting Monday, June 8, the library is open for walk-up service -- Monday to Friday, 10 to 5 pm. Home delivery and pickup will continue on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Call or email to schedule service. 970-325-4616


Ouray County Newspaper:  Ouray County Plaindealer

Local Radio Stations

Ouray County COVID-19 Information & Updates

Ouray County Public Health Facebook Updates and phone number: 970-626-5484

Ouray County Public Health WEBSITE and phone number:  970-626-5484

Town of Ridgway COVID-19 Information & Updates

City of Ouray COVID-19 Information & Updates

Area Chambers of Commerce and Tourism Offices Updates

Ridgway Area Chamber of Commerce

Ouray Tourism Office

State of Colorado COVID-19 Information & Updates

CDC Resources for Homes - full menu link here.

Healthcare access for Undocumented Folks in the Time of COVID19

COVID-19 Health Care Resource Guide for Uninsured Coloradans - English

COVID-19 Health Care Resource Guide for Uninsured Coloradans - Spanish

Tri County Health Network: Tri-County Health Network can help families enroll in CHIP, Medicaid, and Connect for Health, as well as provide help with individuals seeking financial assistance through the Good Neighbor Fund.  To learn more, call our offices at 970-708-7096, or email us at (for health insurance related questions) or (for Good Neighbor Fund).

Ouray County Department of Social Services:  Family Resources for eligible families and community members.  1.) EBT cards are being mailed from Social Services office in Ridgway rather than

from the state, to reduce the time the clients receive their cards, 2.) Disaster TANF available. 970-626-2299

Center for Mental Health

  • The Center Support Line is free and available to our communities 24/7 for anyone feeling stressed, anxious, or just needing someone to talk to. Call 970.252.6220.

  • We are open to serve our clients and our community. Our top priority is the health and safety of our community. 

  • We are deploying teletherapy via phone and video conference to conduct therapy sessions region-wide. All appointments are happening as scheduled.

  • We use HIPPA-compliant, end-to-end encrypted technology to provide secure televideo therapy services.

  • Montrose, Delta, and Ridgway locations are seeing clients on-site with screening measure in place.

  • We are accepting new clients at this time – intakes can be done via teletherapy or using physical distancing protocols in our Montrose and Delta offices. Same Day Access for New Clients is available.

  • The Center for Mental Health Crisis Walk-In Center is still open 24/7 for those experiencing a behavioral health crisis. Please call our local Crisis Line at 970.252.6220 or reach out to Colorado Crisis Services at 1.844.493.8255 or text “TALK” to 38255.

  • We are hosting Facebook live “Coping with COVID” chats every Tuesday at 12 p.m.

  • We are offering free access to the online wellness tool using the code CMHSupport. Visit for more information.

  • All of our COVID updates and resources can be found at

KJ Wood Distillers:  COVID-19 Info: 303-517-7697  Will make handi sanitizer out of your aloe vera gel or other hand lotions. 

Ridgway State Park:  COVID-19 INFO: Effective March 26, Colorado State Parks remain open, but all playgrounds, picnic areas and campgrounds (including yurts and cabins) are closed effective immediately. This camping closure also includes dispersed camping on SWAs. Restrictions and closures continue to be subject to change.

Bruin Waste Management:  The health of our customers and employees is always our primary focus and during the COVID-19 pandemic we are ensuring the essential operation of Solid Waste Removal. To accomplish this safely we have made the decision to cease recycle sorting operations effective immediately.  More Here.

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