Kids First Health Care

A nonprofit organization

$48,334 raised by 152 donors

48% complete

$100,000 Goal

Your support will allow us to continue providing high-quality health care services to children in our community. Thanks to our clinics, children's medical needs are met before they require more costly emergency room treatment. No child is ever turned away because of their family's inability to pay.


"Kids First Health Care provides the best care for their patients. My kids have been patients of theirs since November 2001... I can't imagine taking my kids anywhere else for their health needs."
-Mother of two Kids First Health Care patients

"I will always have a safe place, and I am welcomed just for being me."
-Student at Brighton High School

"The [Kids First] clinic has benefited me by providing me with an amazing experience. Everyone at the clinic is like a family I can go to if I have any problems."
-Student at Thornton High School

"The [Kids First] clinic has helped me in so many ways I didn't think they could. I feel comfortable going in and talking to the health advisors about my health concerns."
-Student at Adams City High School


Kids First Health Care is committed to improving the health and well-being of infants, children and youth through providing primary and preventative health services in partnership with schools and other community organizations.

Background Statement

Kids First Health Care founded Colorado's first school-based health center (SBHC) in 1978 with a five-year grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation with the belief that all children deserve access to high quality, affordable health care regardless of their ability to pay for services. In 1979, we began providing services to children in a pediatric health center located in Commerce City's Adams County School District 14 (Adams 14). We have since expanded significantly, establishing seven additional SBHCs in four school districts: Adams City Middle School (ACMS) in Adams 14; Kearney Middle School (Kearney) in Adams 14; Adams City High School (ACHS) in Adams 14; Lester Arnold High School (Lester Arnold) in Adams 14; Gregory Hill Early Childhood Center (GH) in Westminster Public Schools (WPS); Thornton High School (THS) in Adams 12 Five Star Schools (Adams 12); and Brighton High School (BHS) in 27J Schools (27J).

To complement our school-based pediatric services, we began providing school nursing services to Adams 14 in 1982 and WPS in 2005. An early proponent of integrated care, Kids First first began integrating mental health care services into our clinics in the mid-1990s. In 2000, we introduced a health insurance outreach and enrollment program to improve families' coverage and our ability to bill for services to increase organizational sustainability. In 2015, we began offering dedicated patient navigation and health education services. Starting in 2017, we launched a preventative dental program in partnership with other community health care providers. Dental services are now available at three of our locations. Most recently, we launched telehealth services for primary care appointments and mental health visits. These additional programs enable Kids First to provide a highly accessible and supportive continuum of care for Colorado children and youth who might otherwise have difficulty affording or accessing care.

Organization Data


Organization name

Kids First Health Care

other names

KFHC, Community Health Services, Commerce City Community Health Services

Year Established


Tax id (EIN)



Health Care

Organization Size

Large Organization


7190 Colorado Blvd., Suite 450
Commerce City, CO 80022

Service areas

Adams County, CO, US





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