Compassionate HIV Care

Health Care Services

Colorado Health Network provides integrative medical, oral health care and behavioral health services in-person and through telehealth resulting in positive health outcomes.

HIV Support Services

Leading a full, healthy life while managing HIV is not just a matter of finding the right medication regimen. At Colo ado Health Network team members work with you to secure basic needs and access to medication assistance.

Prevention & Education

Providing you the information and the tools you need to reduce your risk of acquiring HIV and other related health conditions is a primary goal of the Prevention team.

We are saddened by the passing of Julian Rush, founder of Colorado Health Network (formerly known as Colorado AIDS Project).

We honor and memorialize Rush’s work for all Coloradans through his 17 years of service at CAP. We wouldn’t be where we are today without the foundation Julian and the original staff/volunteers built.

A Note from CEO, Darrell Vigil:

“Julian Rush was a pioneer in the early fight against AIDS.  Julian founded Colorado Health Network, Inc. DBA Colorado AIDS Project (CAP) in 1983 two years after the first five cases of AIDS were reported in the United States.  In the early days of the organization, there were few resources available and CAP relied heavily on the work of volunteers.  When Julian left the organization 17 years later, he had more than 50 employees and a budget of $3 million.

Initially, CAP’s services consisted of a fledgling food pantry, a part-time case manager, and a volunteer “Buddy” program. At the time, CAP existed to provide support to those living with HIV, share any new information about HIV as it was being discovered, and often times provide a place for clients to die with dignity.

In the late 90’s, the AIDS epidemic experienced a new kind of crisis. Drug advances helped decrease the number of AIDS-related deaths, but also caused a misconception that the disease was cured. Hope was confused with victory. In reality, infection rates continued to rise. As medical advancements helped the disease become more manageable, HIV/AIDS morphed into a disease with a whole new set of challenges. In addition to the stigma surrounding HIV/AIDS, many of the clients who walked through CAP’s door were from the neediest, poorest and most disenfranchised populations.

Absent a cure for HIV/AIDS, further advancements in treatment and care resulted in HIV transitioning into a chronic condition.  The work that Julian led was transformational in improving the lives of thousands of people during his tenure.

Julian was well known for ending email messages or conversations with the line, “keep fighting the good fight!”  Julian was also a Methodist minister, a musician and a writer.  He passed away on November 28, 2023 at the age of 87 in the Phoenix, Arizona area where he resided.”


Serving all Coloradans with Dignity and Respect

The mission of Colorado Health Network (CHN) is to equitably meet the evolving needs of people affected by HIV and other health conditions through prevention, care, and advocacy. Founded in 1983, CHN is Colorado’s oldest and largest source of services and programs for people living with HIV (PLWH) or people impacted by HIV.

Here To Help

Health Care Services

At Colorado Health Network we provide care that makes you feel respected and valued just as you are.
Regardless of your ability to pay, our staff is dedicated to helping you live your best life.

HIV Support Services

Team members are available to assist clients through a broad range of support services from housing, food banks, health insurance, medication access to transportation support….

Prevention/Healthcare Education

Providing you the support, tools and information you need to reduce your risk of acquiring HIV and other related health conditions is a primary goal of the Prevention team….

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Service Locations


6260 East Colfax Ave Denver, CO 80220

Colorado Springs

1301 South 8th Street, Suite 200, Colorado Springs, CO 80905

Fort Collins

400 Remington St. Suite 100 Fort Collins, CO 80524

Grand Junction

1001 Wellington Avenue, Grand Junction, CO 81501


807 N. Greenwood Street, Suite 200 Pueblo, CO 81003


807 17th Street, Greeley, CO 80631
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