Patient Navigator Program

Do you have a lot of healthcare needs? 

The Patient Navigator team can help you!

We assist Grand and Jackson County residents with their barriers to healthcare.

  • We coordinate care and work with you to guide you through the healthcare system and to community resources to help you get the care you need when you need it.
  • We coordinate care in cases where there are several different specialists and healthcare providers. This is designed to reduce confusion and frustration for consumers.
  • We educate, clarify, and reinforce diagnosed conditions to help you understand what is going on with you.
  • We assist you with what to do, how to do it, and planning for your best health.
  • We follow-up with you and your healthcare providers to be sure that the plan is on track and you are getting what you need.


Do you need help understanding your chronic disease? Communicating with your doctors?  Understanding your medical bills? Making sure you have everything you need to be healthy? 

Contact our Patient Navigator:  

When you need help understanding your disease and medications, how to manage your disease, and how to talk to your doctor(s). A Nurse Patient Navigator can teach you tools to stay healthy and plan for your best health. They can also help coordinate care between different specialists and other doctors, plus link you to other community resources.  We help guide you through the confusing healthcare system so you can get the care you need, when you need it.

Maria John-Detty, RN, BSN Patient Navigator: 970-725-3477


Are you needing resources to get and stay healthy?  Contact:

Sara Elise Bristol (for clients with last names A-M) or Lannette Wright (for clients with last names N-Z)

Care Coordinators: 970-725-3477

Contact for help getting community resources that help you get care and stay healthy, like gas vouchers, rent or utility assistance, prescription assistance.

Contact if you just need some help getting what you need to get and stay healthy - regardless of insurance coverage.

Barriers to Health Care

Anything that limits you from getting the care you need when you need it. Barriers can include:

  • Transportation
  • Financial situation
  • Health insurance - no coverage or inadequate coverage
  • Insurance co-pays and required deductibles
  • Prescription coverage and affordability
  • Medical bills:  How do I read this? Is it right?
  • Specialist referrals:  Why am I seeing this Dr.? What did the Dr. say? Do I understand it?

The Patient Navigator is here to make it easier for you to get what you need.

Program Support

Sponsored By:

Grand County Rural Health Network

Grand County Public Health

Grand County Healthcare Professionals Society


Funded By:

Caring for Colorado Foundation

The Colorado Health Foundation

Northwest CO Council of Governments—Older Americans Act

Grand Foundation

Summit Foundation

Private donations to Grand County Rural Health Network

Program News

Grand County Rural Health Network

has been featured in The Colorado Health Foundation's Health Elevations video series:

Executive Offices
The Network is co-located with two other nonprofits / departments!

416 Byers Ave, P.O. Box 95, Hot Sulphur Springs, CO 80451
Office:  970-725-3477;  Fax:  970-725-3478