Resources for Staying Healthy and Well During COVID 19

The COVID-19 pandemic has surfaced many inequities spanning from our healthcare systems to the dire need for childcare across the country. COVID-19 exacerbated existing inequities that were unique to LGBTQ Coloradans – in healthcare, jobs, housing, and more. We hope our COVID-19 Resource page serves as a tool to find relevant information on vaccines, testing, and more.


Yes, there are three vaccines approved for use in the United States that have been authorized by the Food and Drug Administration. Those vaccines are: Pfizer/BioNTech, Moderna, and the Johnson and Johnson vaccine. 

Visit the State of Colorado’s website for a comprehensive list of all available locations to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. In general, you can receive a COVID-19 vaccine at pharmacies, doctors offices, and public health agencies. Be on the lookout for any community-hosted COVID pop-up clinics around your area as well. 

The Food and Drug Administration used a process called Emergency Use Authorizations for the three vaccines (Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson and Johnson). The manufacturers of the vaccines held multiple trials and they were deemed safe and effective against the spread of COVID-19.

No, you should not have to pay for your vaccine because the COVID-19 vaccine is free. Medical providers should not ask you to pay, and in the event you are asked to pay, you should report them by calling 1-877-268-2926. If you have problems with your health insurance company receiving a COVID-19 vaccine, contact the Colorado Division of Insurance at 303-894-7490. 

Yes! We understand our community has been prone to many health epidemics which has led to a distrust with the health community. The COVID-19 vaccines were developed with the most secure and safety monitoring procedures in U.S. history. Close to 200 million Americans have received their vaccine against COVID-19 and more are being vaccinated everyday.

Anybody over the age of 5 is authorized to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

Resources and Information for Your Health

Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment
Colorado Official State Web Portal
The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment is working closely with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Local Public Health Agencies (LPHA) and communities to provide updated information about COVID-19 (Coronavirus Disease 2019).

Connect for Health Colorado
Special Enrollment Period happening through March 16th, 2022
You can still enroll in health insurance for 2022. You qualify to enroll in coverage now if you are impacted by Colorado wildfires, including the Marshall Fire, are impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, or experience a qualifying life event.

Governor Jared Polis
Get Help Now
This page includes resources for basic needs of all Coloradans. Whether you are looking for help with rent control, understanding the stay at home order, or healthcare coverage, you can begin here.

Social Services and Programs

Department of Local Affairs
Housing & COVID 19
Homelessness resources, external homeowner programs, Federal CARES Act, DOH Contractor Program Information, and Eviction Prevention.

Violence Free Colorado
COVID-19/Coronavirus Information and Resources
As domestic violence and sexual assault programs across our state respond to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in their local communities, Violence Free Colorado will be sharing resources to help programs stay informed and connected.

Colorado Consortium for Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention
COVID-19 Resources
Colorado’s response to the misuse of medications such as opioids, stimulants, and sedatives.

More Financial Resources and Funding Opportunities

New Era Colorado-Student Debt Resource
How to Navigate Student Debt during the COVID-19 Pandemic
New Era is the leading voice for young people in Colorado politics and one of the most effective youth civic engagement organizations in the country.

LGBTQ Funders
LGBTQ Funding Resources in the COVID-19 Response
This page is intended as a hub of resources and information for funders seeking to address the unique needs of LGBTQ communities in the COVID-19 pandemic. This includes a listing of rapid-response funds and grassroots campaigns specifically focused on the needs of LGBTQ communities, as well as emerging practices that funders are implementing to better support LGBTQ nonprofits and grassroots groups in the context of the pandemic.

Resources for Those Living with HIV/AIDS

Global Health Living Foundation
FREE COVID-19 Support Program for Chronic Disease Patients and Their Families
This is a patient support program for people with chronic diseases and their families who are more vulnerable to the dangers of coronavirus. Whether you have an autoimmune condition, cancer, hypertension, HIV/AIDS or any other medical condition, you MUST remain informed about coronavirus and take additional steps to protect your health and the health of your family. That starts with enrolling in this free program.

Resources for Transgender Individuals

Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund (TLDEF)
“A Know Your Rights Guide for Transgender People Navigating COVID-19”
Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit whose mission is to end discrimination and achieve equality for transgender people, particularly those in our most vulnerable communities.

Trans Lash
COVID-19 Trans Resources Directory
A directory of coronavirus-related resources for transgender, non-binary, and intersex people.

Resources for Immigrants and Refugees

Coalition for Immigrant Health
The Coalition for Immigrant Health was formed in 2016 to secure the safety and well-being of immigrants and their families across Colorado.

Additional COVID 19 Resources

Human Rights Campaign
The LGBTQ Community and COVID-19
HRC’s full resource page for the LGBTQ community and COVID-19.

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
COVID-19 Funeral Assistance
Under the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2021 and the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, FEMA is providing financial assistance for COVID-19 related funeral expenses incurred after January 20, 2020. 

National LGBT Cancer Network
Coronavirus Information
The National LGBT Cancer Network works to improve the lives of LGBT cancer survivors and those at risk.