Julie Drake

Outreach director OTR (registered occupational therapist) Hometown: Yampa, Colorado. 1992 Bachelors of Science in occupational therapy from Colorado State University, 2006 Masters of Science in Health Services Administration from Regis University Julie has worked in wide variety of healthcare settings as an OT including special education school programs, home healthcare, inpatient acute rehab, long term care rehab, hand clinic, oral health program director and most recently as a county public health director. Professional interests include understanding the agrarian cultural impact on health, faith community and health intersects, substance use disorder education and stigma reduction.

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What You Need To Know About Medicaid

Mar 25, 2020 9:09:42 AM / by Julie Drake posted in Medicaid

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When people come to the front desk at Providence Recovery for the first time, we give them several papers to fill out and ask, "What type of insurance do you have?" Frequently people will say, "I don't have insurance," not realizing that Medicaid is a type of health insurance. 

Which health insurance do you trust? My health insurance carrier is Colorado Medicaid. Medicaid is a very important piece of your recovery from addiction. It allows you to focus on the treatment and recovery process without worrying about having money to pay for it. 

In Colorado, Medicaid is called Health First Colorado. Medicaid is known as public insurance.  It can help pay for many services, but the leading service is health-related care, including Substance Use Disorder medications, counseling and recovery.  

Find out more about Medicaid and additional insurance inquiries below. 

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