Denver Indian Health and Family Services (DIHFS)

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Mile High United Way Mile High United Way - MHUW
General Information
Description of AgencyProvides a medical clinic, dental clinic, diabetes clinic, behavioral health clinic, substance abuse services, and victim services to American Indian families and individuals; DIHFS is also a Medicaid enrollment site and a Connect For Health Colorado (C4HCO) enrollment site.
MissionTo provide culturally appropriate services that promote health and quality of life for American Indian families and individuals in the Metropolitan Denver area.
HistoryDenver was one of the original sites for relocation of Indian people from their home reservations. Today, Denver continues to be a hub for Indian people, with an estimated Indian population of 25,000.

Denver Indian Health and Family Services was created as the result of a needs assessment conducted by the Denver Native Americans United. The doors were closed, however, in 1991 because of the large number of uninsured patients and because of the inability to charge American Indian patients.

Through the efforts of young Indian physician, Dr. Lori Kobrine, the clinic met the requirements for state licensure. DIHFS continues to grow. Since May 2000, the clinic has been staffed with a full-time nurse practitioner and a volunteer physician who provide medical services to the community on a full-time basis.
LocationDenver County
Geographic AreaAdams, Arapahoe, Denver, Douglas, Jefferson counties
Public TransportationRTD #20 and #15
Facility/ADA AccessYes
Intake ProcedureCall, visit the website, or walk in for assistance
Intake RequirementsClients will need to bring the following documentation:
- Certificate of Degree of Indian Blood or Tribal Enrollment
- Proof of Residency
- Social Security Card
- Birth Certificate
- Proof of Income
- Health Insurance Card
Agency TypeNonprofit
Client Information
EligibilityAmerican Indian families and individuals
Hours of OperationMonday, Wednesday, Thursday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Tuesday, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.; Friday, 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Contact Information
Contact's NameDru Guidry
Contact's PositionReception Medical Assistant
Contact's Phone(303) 953-6600
Physical Site Address 12880 W Holden Pl
Physical Site City, State, ZipDenver, CO 80204
Main Phone(303) 953-6600
Fax(303) 781-4333
Additional Information
Date Agency Entered01/30/2006
Affiliated Programs and Services
This Agency: Denver Indian Health and Family Services (DIHFS)
Affiliated Programs: Denver Indian Health and Family Services (DIHFS)
Affiliated Services: Behavioral Health and Substance Abuse - Denver Indian Health and Family Services (DIHFS)
Dental Clinic - Denver Indian Health and Family Services (DIHFS)
Medical Clinic - Denver Indian Health and Family Services (DIHFS)
Victim Services - Denver Indian Health and Family Services (DIHFS)