Disability Support Resources
Address: 1017 Robertson St Unit B, Fort Collins, CO 80524
DRS is a community-based independent living and disability support center. They offer a variety of services to support independence such as Independent living skills training, peer mentoring, individual and systemic advocacy, and Social Security application assistance
Address: 2850 McClelland Dr. Suite 2000, Fort Collins, CO 80525
The Division of Vocational Rehabilitation is a federal program that supports individuals with disabilities succeed at work and live independently. They offer services such as one-on-one vocational rehabilitation counseling and guidance, physical and mental restoration services, and job-related services, including, job-seeking searching resources, job placement, and job coaching.
Address: 1740 So. College Ave., Fort Collins, CO 80525
Ensight providing tools, counseling, and training to those who are blind or have low vision. They aim to empower people towards independent and productive living.
The City of Fort Collins offers a variety of adaptive recreation opportunities including adaptive classes, clinics, and a Paralympics Sports Club.
The Commission on Disability serves as an advisor to the City of Fort Collins City Council on issues relating to citizens with disabilities. In its role as an advocate for citizens with disabilities, the Commission on Disability: develops educational programs to acquaint citizens with issues affecting individuals with disabilities; forms special committees to review and address particular issues; works together with other Boards and Commissions and the City Council to provide recommendations to assure compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the 1990 Americans with Disability Act (ADA), the Fair Housing Act and other legislation relating to persons with disabilities; and serves as ombudsman between City departments, the private business sector, and the community of citizens who have disabilities.
Mobility and More is a local company that provides adaptive devices to those with mobility impairments.
Psychological Assessment Resources
This is a list of Fort Collins and Larimer County Psychoeducation Testing resources, psychologists, psychiatrists, and treatment providers that accept most insurance and are excited to work with CSU Rams. Please note that the Student Disability Center does not specifically endorse or recommend any specific provider on this list, and we encourage students to make inquiries based on their own needs to find the best match for them.
Address: Sage Hall, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO 80523-1876
Does not accept insurance
Payment: Sliding scale, income-based
About: The Psychological Services Center (PSC) is a community mental health agency affiliated with the Psychology Department of Colorado State University (CSU). PSC offers therapy and psychological evaluation services for children, adolescents, adults, couples and families to members of the Fort Collins community.
Providers: Services are provided by advanced graduate students with doctoral-level training in the provision of counseling and psychological evaluation services. Many of our therapists also have experience in mental health and related fields prior to training at PSC. All of their therapists are supervised by staff psychologists.
Address: 3500 JFK Parkway, Suite 200, Fort Collins, CO 80525
Providers: Various qualified licensed psychologists, social workers, and therapists.
About: Provides assessments for ADHD, Dyslexia and learning disabilities and Autism and Asperger’s
Accepts Insurance: Aetna, Medicaid, AmeriBen, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Anthem Blue Cross, Child Health Plan Plus, Banner Health, Cigna, Rocky Mountain Health Plans, Health First Colorado, UMR, Tricare, Optum, United Healthcare
Note: Insurance will often cover at least part of counseling and/or testing appointments! Benefits and coverage will vary depending on the plan and the type of appointment. Most of the time, clients will owe a copay or coinsurance for each visit. In some cases, they have to meet a deductible before benefits are applied.
Address: 4786 McMurry Ave, Suite 2B, Fort Collins, CO 80525
Provider: Dr. Laura Sanders
Price: Typically range from $1500 to $3000, customized to individual assessment needs
Provider: Sarah McConnell, PhD, Licensed Psychologist (CO & FL)
About: Specialist in comprehensive psychological evaluations for a range of concerns including learning disorders (e.g. dyslexia), ADHD, autism, and other social-emotional concerns. Evaluations are customized for each client based on their needs, concerns, and goals. All services available remotely for those located in Colorado or Florida.
Address: 1302 S Shields St, Ste A2-1 , Fort Collins, CO 80521
Provider: Patrick LaCount, PhD
About: CSU Alum, ADHD, LD, Dyslexia assessments and therapeutic services
Price: Contact for more information
Insurance: Contact for more information
Health Care Resources
Associates in Family Medicine operates a clinic out of the CSU Health and Medical Center that is open to the general public. The clinic features walk-in urgent care services as well as extended weekday and weekend hours.
Connections is a service provided by the Health District of Northern Larimer County to connect people with local counselors and therapist. They also provide more in-depth assessments to determine your specific needs and can provide info on other psychiatric and psychological services, classes, or support groups.
- You can access this service by calling (970)-221-5551 anytime M-F 8:00-5:00pm
- If you are in crisis, please call: SummitStone Crisis Center, 970-494-4200; Crisis Assessment Center, 970-495-8090; or Colorado Crisis Services, 1-844-493-8255 (or text “TALK” to 38255)
Mountain Crest Behavioral Health Center helps adults and adolescents with mental health issues and substance abuse issues achieve a balanced life and a high level of health and well-being. Mountain Crest offers thorough mental health assessments and treatment programs for adolescents, adults, senior citizens, and families. Inpatient and outpatient programs are available.
If you or someone you know if experiencing a behavioral health crisis, trained staff can help manage the situation, provide immediate support/consultation, and connection with resources
- All outpatient services have moved to virtual and telehealth platforms. Crisis services remain open.
- Mobile Crisis Response – respond throughout Larimer County and are available 24/7/365
- Crisis Stabilization Unit – short-term mental health residential facility which provides intensive therapy (group and individual sessions offered), psychiatric services, and nursing services
- Behavioral Health Urgent Care Address: 1217 Riverside Ave, Fort Collins
- Community members in crisis who may be sick or are experiencing symptoms are encouraged to call the crisis line: 1(844) 493-TALK (8255), or text TALK to 38255
Salud provides healthcare at a reduced cost depending upon a clients financial means.
SAVA provides crisis intervention, advocacy and counseling for all those affected by sexual violence.
Bustang is an inter-regional express bus service that runs along I-25 and I-70. It connects Fort Collins to Loveland and Downtown Denver. From Denver, riders can transfer to other Bustang routes that connect them to Colorado Spring and Glenwood Springs. Bustang features free WiFi and bathrooms on each bus.
During the academic year, Bustang runs a special weekend route from campus to Downtown Denver.
Dial-A-Ride is a door-to-door paratransit service for individuals who, because of a disability, are prevented from using Transfort’s fixed route system. Dial–A-Ride is an application based services and documentation of disability is required. There is a fee associated with using Dial-A-Ride. Fees are dependent on the amount of distance traveled. Dial-A-Ride can transport riders outside of Fort Collins as long the ride originates from within the city.
Northern Colorado-based paratransit service.
RamRide x Lyft offers eligible students discounted rides in the US, 24/7. Each month, RamRide will allocate funds to this service, allowing students to get up to 4 discounted rides a month as funds remain. Rides will be covered up to a $12 maximum per ride. For rides more than $12, students will pay the remaining balance. Once students hit the allocated funds program monthly maximum, discounted rides will be suspended until the next month. Students will still be able to utilize Lyft services at their normal rates for the remainder of that month. Prices may be impacted by distance, traffic, time of day, special events and primetime surcharge.
Transfort is the public bus system in Fort Collins. Routes run around the city and campus, many of which stop on and near campus. The MAX route from the south end of Fort Collins to Old Town and stops on campus.