People/Families of People with Health Conditions
Poor, Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent
We need your support to increase the number of patients served in the Roaring Fork Valley from 2,200 to 3,700. We are raising $3.4 million to expand medical & behavioral health services, add dental care and build a new health center during our Building Health for All: The Basalt Integrated Health Center Campaign. Your donation this winter will be matched by up to $75,000 in funds provided by partner organizations.
Mountain Family Health Centers serves more than 21,000 patients by providing integrated medical, dental, & behavioral health care services at 8 locations. Mountain Family is a 501(c3) nonprofit and Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) operating in Eagle, Garfield, Pitkin, & Rio Blanco counties.
Mountain Family is excited to be expanding services in 2019. An expanded Basalt Integrated Health Center is coming to the Roaring Fork Valley in 2019, allowing Mountain Family to serve 3,700 patients each year at this location (up from 2,200 patients). We need your help to fully staff and equip this facility. Your donation this winter will be matched by up to $75,000 in funds provided by partner organizations.
Mountain Family began in Black Hawk, Colorado, when the area's only physician retired. Citizens formed the Gilpin County Health Clinic, later becoming Columbine Family Health Centers, with clinics in Blackhawk and Nederland. In 1999 a clinic was opened in Glenwood Springs upon request, due to dwindling medical resources.
As it expanded, Columbine became Mountain Family Health Centers, opening clinics in Rifle and Basalt in 2011 and Edwards in 2014. In the same year, the decision was reluctantly made to close the last remaining clinic on the Front Range due to the decreasing need due to the area's changing demographics and establishment of new providers. During this time period Mountain Family also began providing dental and behavioral health services to fully integrate the provision of health care.
Continuing the expansion, Mountain Family opened its first school-based health center in 2016 in Avon. In 2017, a mobile dental van and three SMILES tele-dentistry programs were added to further increase access to dental care. Mountain Family clinics are certified by the National Committee on Quality Assurance as Level III Patient-Centered Medical Homes.
Expansions will continue in 2019 with the new Basalt Integrated Health Center. Mountain Family plans to then raise funds for an integrated health center in Edwards in Eagle County.