Primary care vaccination program

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The primary care vaccination program has ended. Read the program’s evaluation report.

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Primary care providers (PCPs) in Colorado have direct, meaningful relationships with patients they work hard to cultivate and maintain, and are a safe and trusted place to discuss the benefits and risks of COVID-19 vaccines. Starting September 2, 2021, primary care providers can receive grant funding ranging from up to $60,000 to $120,000 (depending on practice size) to support the distribution of COVID-19 vaccines. See below for details on the COVID-19 Primary Care Vaccination Program and how to apply. 


QUICK LINKS: [FAQs | Guidelines | Invoice Form]

 

What is the COVID-19 Primary Care Vaccination Program and Who is Participating? 

The COVID-19 Primary Care Vaccination Program is funded by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) and administered by the Colorado Health Institute (CHI). The program provides primary care practices* up to $60,000 to $120,000 (depending on practice size) to support administration of COVID-19 vaccine. 

 

Key Deadlines for Program Participants: 

  • You must enroll as a COVID-19 vaccinator and place an order of vaccines by 1/31/22 to receive funding through this program
  • Participating clinics must submit an invoice by 2/1/22 documenting that their initial program payment was spent on allowable expenses
  • All COVID-19 vaccination doses administered from 9/2/21 through 1/31/22 will be counted for determining the size of the second payment participating clinics are eligible to receive

 

How much funding is available? 

Total amount of funding available to each clinical site is dependent on size, as follows: 

  • Clinical sites with one - three PCPs^ are eligible for up to $60,000; 
  • Clinical sites with four - eight PCPs^ are eligible for up to $90,000; 
  • Clinical sites  with nine or more PCPs^ are eligible for up to $120,000. 

Definitions:

* Primary care practice is an organization with single or multiple clinical sites that employs full or part-time Doctors of Medicine, Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, clinical nurse specialists, or equivalent providers to provide family medicine, pediatric care, primary care, geriatric care, and/or general internal medicine. These may include medical groups/private practices, Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs), Rural Health Clinics (RHCs), community health centers, safety net clinics, migrant or refugee health centers, STD/HIV clinic health centers, tribal health centers, student health centers, university health centers, school-based health centers, general obstetrics and gynecology, and Indian Health Service locations (IHS). 

^ Primary care provider (PCP) is defined as a full or part-time Doctor of Medicine (MD), Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO), nurse practitioner (NP), physician assistant (PA), clinical nurse specialist, or equivalent provider of family medicine, pediatric care, primary care, geriatric care, and/or general internal medicine.

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Contact

For questions, please contact cdphe_covidvax@state.co.us