Mountain Family Health Centers

A nonprofit organization

$13,338 raised by 57 donors

89% complete

$15,000 Goal

Who We Are

Mountain Family Health Centers serves more than 24,000 patients in Garfield, Eagle, and Pitkin Counties, 75% of whom are on either uninsured or on Medicaid. We believe that healthcare is a human right. Your donation will help us continue to provide medical, behavioral, and dental healthcare and pharmacy services to our patients at our nine integrated health centers. 

Our Vision

To be advocates of health and healing by providing quality integrated healthcare to the whole community.


"My husband Cavanaugh and I became Founding Members of Mountain Family Health Centers' Health For All Fund because we know so many folks are struggling paycheck to paycheck with no health insurance. We want to help organizations providing affordable quality healthcare to all. Cavanaugh and I really want to help families, so we give to Mountain Family."
- Blanca Uzeta O'Leary, Donor and Founding Member of Mountain Family Health Centers Health For All Fund

"We are thrilled with the support of our friends and neighbors for both our annual Health for All Fund and the opening of our Avon Integrated Health Center in January 2023. We ensure access to healthcare for the most vulnerable among us. We envision a future in which all persons have access to the affordable, high quality, integrated primary medical, behavioral and dental healthcare and pharmacy services they need for optimal health." - Ross Brooks, CEO & Patient, Mountain Family Health Centers

" Finding Mountain Family has been life changing for me and my family. It is so convenient for all of us to receive our medical, mental health, and dental care in one location in Basalt. This includes our family therapy and my individual counseling. And our oldest son can also be seen at his elementary school if he needs to be during the day. Thank you Mountain Family!" - MFHC Patient, anonymous 


We improve the health of our community by providing equitable and affordable medical, behavioral, and dental healthcare for all.

Background Statement

Founded in 1978, Mountain Family Health Centers is a federally qualified health center (FQHC) system serving residents of Garfield, Eagle, and Pitkin Counties on Colorado's rural western slope. Today, 83% of MFHC patients have low household incomes (<200% of the federal poverty guideline), and 42% are uninsured. Sixty percent are Hispanic/Latinx persons.

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 community 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, Mountain Family also began providing dental and behavioral health services to fully integrate the provision of health care.

Continuing the expansion to respond to community needs, Mountain Family opened its first school-based health center in 2016 in Avon and four more in Roaring Fork Schools in 2020-21. Mountain Family clinics are certified by the National Committee on Quality Assurance as Patient-Centered Medical Homes.

During the COVID-19 crisis, we've remained available to our patients by increasing telehealth visits across all of our pillars of care. In some of the coldest months of 2021, our staff hosted vaccine drives for thousands of our community members. To date, we have given more than 21,500 COVID vaccinations in our community, of which 3,600 were for students. We are proud of the work we accomplished during these unprecedented times and will continue to address the needs of our community no matter the challenges that arise.

In Avon, we're creating a state-of-the-art integrated health center to replace our current Edwards health center. The Avon Integrated Health Center is set to open in early January 2023. We will add expanded dental and behavioral healthcare along with complete primary medical services to provide integrated care. We will continue to offer our maternal and child health and family planning services there. The new Avon Integrated Health Center will be a one-stop location for healthcare needs, providing affordable integrated care for Eagle County residents.

Mountain Family Health Centers looks forward to the next forty-five years of "Our Family Caring For Yours."

Organization Data


Organization name

Mountain Family Health Centers

other names

MFHC, Columbine Family Health Centers, Gilpin County Health Clinic

Year Established


Tax id (EIN)



Health Care


1905 Blake Ave Suite 101
Glenwood Springs, CO 81601


2802 Grand Avenue
Glenwood Springs , CO 81601

Service areas

Garfield County, CO, US

Pitkin County, CO, US

Eagle County, CO, US





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