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Pleased with the ability to serve families through our School Based Health Center (SBHC) in Avon, Mountain Family is now partnering with the Roaring Fork School District to operate five additional SBHCs in Basalt, Carbondale, and Glenwood Springs.

School-based Health Centers are compact health clinics that are located near or in a school, operate during school hours, and partner closely with the schools for the benefit of the students. Mountain Family School-Based Health Centers provides quality, comprehensive health services. Each SBHC is staffed with qualified healthcare professionals and is focused on prevention, early identification, and treatment of medical, dental and behavioral health concerns that can interfere with a student’s learning or overall health. SBHC’s are not urgent care clinics and do not replace a primary care provider or a school nurse’s office. Instead, SBHCs partner with these other teams to ensure kids have excellent health outcomes. Children and adolescents are at the heart of the mission.

We want every student to have access to affordable, comprehensive, integrated health care services; regardless of their legal status, family circumstance, place of residence, or economic means,” said Superintendent Rob Stein of the Roaring Fork School District. “Offering health services in school where our students spend most of their time, is a convenient and safe means of removing barriers to access and ensuring our students receive the care they need to be healthy and successful in school and life.”

We are happy to announce that we have our school-based health center at Roaring Fork High School in Carbondale ready to provide medical care starting October 5th! Our providers will be able to care for students across the district with a combination of telehealth (consultations via video-chat or by phone in the comfort and safety of your own home) and in- person appointments at any of our open locations. Care will be available during school hours, with some sites offering extended hours. We will keep our website updated with current hours and any changes

We are excited to bring accessible, confidential, culturally sensitive and developmentally appropriate care to the school. We look forward to continuing our expansion efforts in Basalt and Glenwood Springs, with clinics slated to open in the coming months.

Risa Turetsky, Site Medical Director of School Based Health at Mountain Family, added “Our providers are thrilled to care for students at their schools in Basalt, Carbondale, Glenwood Springs, and Avon; in addition to our clinics.”

The Mountain Family Outreach and Enrollment Team can help parents and students apply for private or public health insurance to cover the cost of care. Parents who may have lost their employment or health benefits due to the COVID-19 pandemic may now be eligible for Medicaid, federal subsidies for commercial health insurance coverage, or other financial assistance programs.

Mountain Family Health Centers also provides medical evaluations for COVID-19 symptoms through our SBHCs and free testing at our clinics in Glenwood Springs, Basalt, and Rifle.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call 970-945-2840. Enroll today online by visiting us at https://www.mountainfamily.org/school-based-health-centers/.

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Nominated by: Oyen Hoffman

 I am only one of many providers here at MFHC. I don’t really know the exact amount of us there are, but I know we are getting larger in numbers by the day. I think I must send Marita several emails each week to change something on my own schedule or for members of my team. As a mid-level leader here, I realize I might ask for more schedule changes than some others, I also realize that there are other leaders, who are also providers, that are routinely having their schedules changed for this meeting or that event. With the behavioral health team growing at a rapid rate, our schedules are constantly changing. Those changes must become challenging and frustrating at times for our schedulers. I sometimes imaging Marita banging her head against her desk when a new email about the schedule comes to her inbox. She never shows it though. Marita is quick to respond with her help, even though she must be feeling over-worked and overwhelmed at times. I can’t imagine what Marita’s job is like or what she does day in-and-day out. What I do know is that I could not do my job without her help. The BH team would be lost without her teamwork and hard work. Her kindness, professionalism, and efforts are essential to the successful operation of the BH team, and surely integral for all of us providers. I value Marita as a human and an awesome teammate and wish her the very best of everything as she grows with us and continues on this shared journey here at MFHC. Thank you Marita for all that you do!

Nominated by: Alejandra Gallegos

Marita is definately the heart of the call center!!! She is always looking out for her team mates and keeps a steady hand.  Marita is always looking for ways to help our patients and make sure they are taken care of.  Since joining the team I have watched Marita continue to grow in her role as call center lead.  I look forward to seeing Marita expand her professional growth and see her path with our team.

Nominated by: Marija Weeden

Marita is the backbone of the Call Center and I don’t know what we’d do without her! Most recently the call center has had to deal with a lot – illness and family emergencies – and Marita has been a steady force throughout it, including when managing her own health. Marita is consistent and strives to make sure the team has everything they need to be consistently correct themselves. I don’t think it’s overstating to say that Marita is the heart of the call center – every member of the team knows that she cares for them deeply and that she wants what is best for them and our patients.

23/Oct/2020
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Jenny (and Wendy Flottmeyer) came over to my home, one Saturday, last year (in the Spring).  I was in the initial stages of Cancer treatment (chemo) and feeling very weak and vulnerable. She made me feel very loved and cared for. They brought flowers and herbs with them and spent a good 3 hours planting them on my deck and did yard clean up, because I could not do it myself. I think they even brought a meal for me. She has also intermittently, checked on me and encouraged me throughout the past year and a half as I work to complete all my treatments and surgeries. I feel very blessed and cared for and amazed that she (and Wendy) would give up a Saturday morning for me. I hope to one day, pay it forward, like she did. Jenny you ROCK and I love you girl!!!

-Siouxanne Mease, BSN

I was aware of Jenny Lang Burns and her work with patients before I ever worked at Mountain Family.  I worked as an addiction counselor for many years prior to working at MFHC.  I would have clients talked to me about Jenny, how much she helped them, how she cared for them, and respected them—addictions and all.  This doesn’t sound like a big deal, but trust me—it is not something that people always experience from a health care provider.  I also worked at Mountain Valley Developmental Services for several years, and I would hear those individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities praise Jenny for her friendly and respectful care.  This prompted me to nominate Jenny for a Garfield County Humanitarian Service Award almost 10 years ago.  I am now proud to have her as a friend and one of my favorite coworkers. 

-Barbra Corcoran, LCSW

I’d like to acknowledge my appreciation of Jenny as a caring, mission-driven provider and leader.  She is a great partner across many topics and issues we face as an organization.  She is dedicated to helping others build a better work environment and works to level-up herself and others into achieving their potential.  It has been a joy working with Jenny and I look forward to a continued strong partnership.  Congratulations Jenny on 20 years of service!

Scott Owens,SPHR

Jenny provided a fantastic story on the care she provides at Mountain Family and helped to raise over $30,000 in online appeal donations at the beginning of the COVID pandemic.  Her story inspired many people to be truly generous.

On a personal level, when our 5 ½ year old daughter was exhibiting COVID symptoms, Jenny was standing by to make sure that we could receive care.  Dr. Roques tended to Sophia, and we had a test that very same day in Glenwood.  Jenny was on-call to ensure that we were taken care of swiftly.  Jenny has a real grace to her that she shares with everyone, fighting for dignity and compassion for all. 

-Jan Jennings

Congratulations to Jenny on 20 years at MFHC! We are very lucky to have enjoyed her skills as a provider, strength as a leader and compassion for patients and staff alike for two decades. Jenny believes strong provider leadership starts with excellent patient care and she leads by example, going above and beyond to provide high quality care for her patients every day. She has advocated for some of the most vulnerable in our communities, working to minimize barriers to reproductive healthcare for women, providing care to patients at Mountain Valley Developmental Services and advocating for the expansion of school based health centers. Jenny has also helped us “grow our own”, mentoring countless staff and community members to further careers in healthcare, including encouraging me to apply to be site medical director when I was only a few months out of residency. I have appreciated Jenny’s wisdom and honesty over the years in both challenging and celebratory times. Jenny brings many gifts to MFHC but perhaps her greatest is the love and care she shares with all patients and staff. You can feel Jenny cares for you in every interaction and I am sure she has thousands of hugs saved up for everyone post-pandemic times. For now we will settle for a virtual group hug and smiles behind screens and masks in celebration of this wonderful woman we are lucky to know and work with. Thanks for all you do Jenny!

-Matt Percy, MD

I would like to acknowledge Jenny’s compassion for the lives and health of families in our community as well as her commitment to inserting justice into health. Though I have only worked with Jenny for a short time, her interest in hard topics like reproductive justice and the needs of different populations is compelling. Thank you, Jenny, for being a leader for good!

-Risa Turetsky, FNP

Dear Jenny,

First and foremost, many congratulations on your 20th anniversary with Mountain Family Health Centers.  What a wonderful accomplishment in your professional career.

No words can begin to express the incredibly deep impact you have had on so many lives in our community.  Each and every day you share many amazing gifts with us:  your impeccable skills as a medical provider, your dedication to quality, and your unending positive energy.  I have had the pleasure of working with you on many quality activities including PDSAs, peer review, your role as medical director, etc. and have always been impressed with your remarkable talent to see opportunity for growth in all situations.

Perhaps the greatest gift you share with us is your excellence in communication. Your skills continually emulate the open-minded, non-judgmental, grateful, and humble human being you are.  Your patience in even the most stressful situations is astounding.  You have an uncanny ability to make those you connect with feel like they are the most important person in the world, and your warmth instills a sense of calm to all whose lives you touch.

On a personal note, I can’t begin to tell you how much I appreciate our friendship.  It is an honor to share time with you beyond the walls of MFHC. I am truly grateful for your spirit, and for all the blessings and bright light you bring to our lives.

Many congratulations, Jenny.

With gratitude,

Karen Miller

Happy 20th anniversary to Jenny!!! 

SO much to say about my deep appreciation for all that she does for MFHC on so many levels AND the community that we live in. She is a source of great inspiration who simply makes the world a better, kinder, place. She never fails to greet co-workers and patients like a long, lost friend regardless of how stressful her day might be. She is a great provider, leader and listener and I am proud to have her as my supervisor. There is no greater cheerleader than our Jenny!

I honestly think she has more than 24 hours in her days because how on earth could she possibly fit everything in! She certainly makes it difficult to say no to her requests as no one works harder than she does. 

Thank you for your 20 years of service to so many Jenny!  Now let’s go celebrate!!

Sandy

I first met Jenny in May 2012, when I interviewed for the MFHC CEO position as David Adamson was retiring. In my first few months on the job, I shadowed several MFHC medical and dental providers, including Jenny.  I was immediately struck by Jenny’s compassionate and humane care. I remember the first patient I met with Jenny, “Super Steve” in July 2012, her high standards (“our job is to serve patients, let’s get on the floor and do so”), and her sharp elbows in the name of social justice.

A few years into my career with Mountain Family, we were having traditional, rather unhealthy, “providers vs. administration” battles at MFHC, or as is commonly referred to over a glass of weekend red wine: “good vs. evil: the battle against the dark side.”  We were stuck in arguing about everything from schedules, to time off, to quality, to staffing, to-ma-toe or toe-mah-toe.  Honestly, I was getting pretty exasperated in my first few years as CEO and was searching for a way to build a true team, giving caregivers and administrators equal agency, voice, and ownership of Mountain Family.  I remember distinctly the day when I had asked our clinical leaders to join the MFHC Executive Team and Jenny said “I will do it.”  Within a week, she joined the Executive Team, and starting deepening our shared understanding, vision, ownership, and direction of Mountain Family.  That was a pivotal moment in Mountain Family’s story bringing us together as a collective.

When MFHC Basalt was struggling, Jenny stepped up and said “I will do it, I will serve as the Basalt Site Medical Director to help this part of our family.”  She helped Basalt heal and grow until she could gracefully hand off leadership of the Basalt clinic to Anneliese.  When MFHC Edwards was struggling, Jenny stepped up and said “I will do it, I will serve as the Edwards Site Medical Director to help this part of our family.”  She helped Edwards heal and grow until she could gracefully hand off leadership of the Edwards clinic to Zack.  When MFHC was struggling to find the right Chief Medical Officer to lead us forward, Jenny stepped up and said “In partnership with Matt and Anneliese, I will do it, and I will serve as a member of the Chief Medical Team to serve this part of our family.”  Throughout, she’s continued to lead the Glenwood Springs clinic, MFHC’s mothership and largest clinic, as Site Medical Director, balancing high expectations for patient care, financial stability, and joy in the workplace. 

Jenny is the heart and soul of Mountain Family.  Her passion and fingerprints are on access to affordable, healthy, local food via the MFHC Farmacy; access to affordable, local family planning via Title X and contraceptive access programs; and access to school-based care via MFHC’s growing school-based health centers.

Jenny never shies away from trouble or a good fight.  She doesn’t do so to be right, but rather to do the right thing.   A few examples:

  • Challenging local law enforcement, local ERs, primary care providers, and community mental health providers to evolve to best serve patients in mental health crises.
  • Pushing forward, and educating, on gender, racial, ethnic, and reproductive justice issues.
  • Standing up for the safety, protection, and rights of all Mountain Family staff.
  • Fighting for universal healthcare access, and coverage, for all.

One of the great joys of my career at Mountain Family has been having Jenny as a partner, and growing with Jenny.  Today, we celebrate Jenny’s 20 extraordinary years of service to others and our communities.  Take a bow Jenny.  To you, we send our Namaste bows, Western Slope cowbell clanging hoot and hollers, and a not so silent standing ovation.

-Ross

In case you haven’t noticed, I LOVE mnemonics! In his little book, Leadership by Example, Dr Sanjiv Chopra describes ten key qualities of all great leaders:

L – listen well

E – empathy

A – attitude

D – dreams and decisiveness

E – effectiveness

R – resilience

S – sense of purpose

H – humility and humor

I – integrity and imagination

P – principles, and willingness to pack other people’s parachutes (set others up for success)

In all my encounters with her, since I joined Mountain Family, Jenny Lang Burns has lived up to this mnemonic! She has been a great leader and was a true gift to the Edwards office when we had a “crisis of leadership” two years ago. I can’t thank her enough for holding our little clinic together through some most challenging and uncomfortable times.

Congratulations, Jenny, on your 20 years with Mountain Family! You have been a blessing to all of us who have had the honor to work with you.

-Kent Petrie, MD

I have worked at MFHC a long time, but didn’t really get to know Jenny until I moved to Glenwood four years ago.  Before that she was just a working machine that Dr. Tonozzi agreed to supervise.  Now that I know her, she is still a working machine!  She works on her leadership skills, she works on keeping the clinic humming but mostly she works on her connections within Mountain Family and in the community.  Having dinner with Jenny at a local restaurant is an experience of many interruptions, many hugs (pre-COVID) and many laughs.  People love her!  I am also the lucky person (along with Corrinne) who gets to hike with her on Wednesday mornings up Red Mountain with her two dogs – Quinn and Sam – and occasionally, I get to join her mountain biking.   She is one strong woman packed into that tiny frame!  Finally, you can’t talk about Jenny without mentioning her family.  Tim, Mae and Tess have been in and around all that Mountain Family has to offer as much as anyone.  Twenty years is a long time for one family to give to another, but they do it because they love Jenny.  I love Jenny.  Can we retire together??

-Wendy Flottmeyer

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By Ross Brooks, CEO, Patient

My grandparents JoAnne and Jim Brooks were married for more than 60 years and never, save one-time, voted for the same United States Presidential candidate.  My grandfather, Jim, was a conservative business leader, who reliably voted Republican throughout his life.  My grandmother, JoAnne, was a liberal peace activist, who reliably voted Democratic throughout her life.  One of Grandpa Jim’s favorite sayings was “Grandma can vote however she wants, as long as I get to take the ballots to the ballot box.”  One of Grandma Jo’s favorite political acts was getting arrested for protesting nuclear power development in their small Midwestern town.  I remember the holiday story of my grandfather being forced to leave his corporate board meeting to pick up grandma from the local jail after she was arrested post-protest.  That was a fun Christmas dinner.

Despite their opposite and strongly held political views, Jim and JoAnne were lovingly married from their early 20s to the day they left the Earth.  They gave birth to three children, seven grandchildren, and 14 (and counting) great grandchildren. Their disparate political beliefs are alive and well as most of the extended Brooks family today continues to cancel each other’s votes with a roughly 50/50 split in the progeny’s Democratic and Republican voting patterns.  And while politics remains a hotly debated issue around our holiday dinner tables, it’s far from defining who we are.  Family, community, faith, curiosity, and our natural surroundings bind us together much more than who we vote for.  Yet we still discuss, listen, debate, and vote, and then repeat it all again each election cycle.

With the 2020 national, state, and local elections a month away, I’m reminded of Colorado’s own Mark McKinnon quote that “a messy participatory process is representative democracy at its best.”  Messy feels like the understatement of the year.  Participatory is our American democratic right and responsibility. 

As messy as it is, I encourage you to participate in the American democratic process.  Register to vote and vote in your local, state, and national elections.  Engage in curious, civil discussions with others who have different points of view.  If you’re tired of the social media cacophony agreeing with one narrow view on complex issues, seek human conversations and connections with people who are likely to vote for different candidates than you. 

Recently, a family member shared with me this short, impactful Ted Talk, on How to Lead Conversations With People That Disagree.  The video brings together 2016 Trump voters from Alabama and 2016 Clinton voters from California, and helps them connect, listen, discuss, and learn in meaningful human conversations much deeper than who they voted for.  While that may seem like time-zones away from where we live, I think it’s equally relevant in our Western Colorado communities across Garfield, Eagle, and Pitkin Counties.

Ultimately, your vote is your voice for those issues that you care most about.  Be curious, listen, discuss, debate, vote, and then repeat it all again each election cycle.  If my grandparents are any indicator, you might just make a new friend, reconnect with an estranged family member, or better yet, find a partner for life.

At Mountain Family Health Centers, we care for everyone regardless of their beliefs or financial position, treating all with the dignity and respect they deserve.  We’re pleased to provide affordable, integrated medical, dental, and behavioral healthcare to 21,000 patients in Pitkin, Garfield, and Eagle counties.  To make a medical, dental, or behavioral health appointment at Mountain Family, call us at 970-945-2840 or visit us online at www.mountainfamily.org.

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Colorado offers online voter registration. You can register by mail to vote in Colorado by printing a voter registration form, filling it out, and mailing it to your local election office. You can also register to vote in person if you prefer.  Here are some important dates and deadlines:

Election day is Nov. 3
Registration deadlines:Online: Oct. 26By mail: Received by Oct. 26In person: Nov. 3
Absentee ballot deadlines:Return by mail: Received by Nov. 3 by 7:00 p.m.Return in person: Nov. 3 by 7:00 p.m.
Early voting:Oct. 19 – Nov. 2, but dates and hours may vary based on where you live
Additional information:
If you miss online or mail registration deadlines, you will not receive a ballot by mail, but you can still vote in person at a voter service and polling center 

You can also register and vote on Election Day.

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Nominated by: Diane Purse 

I am happy to nominate Zachary Kent for the Exemplary Care Award. His first year has had many challenges that he has met with organized and well thought out plans. His leadership during the COVID crisis has been reassuring that we were working in a safe environment. He shared information from the county team, to keep us abreast of current information regarding spread and protective measures for the clinic. His guidance was comforting. He showed his ability to be able to work with the key players in Eagle county in a coordinated fashion. 

He has been helpful in maintaining a team spirit during the transition of many long time staff members leaving and new members filling those roles. His sense of humor has been an attribute, always leading with a glass ½ full attitude. 

He constantly seeks to improve the quality of the care we deliver by mentoring of providers, nurses and medical assistants. He works with the Prenatal Team to provide coordinated and supportive care for our pregnant mothers and their families. He has standardized many of the tools used to evaluate Adults and Pediatric patients. He asks for input from team members before, during and after changes are made. 

He follows the principle of quality care especially for the underserved. His presentation of the coordination of care and services for the women with the complicated pregnancy showed the ability to provide the needed procedures, supplies and expertise for a positive outcome. 

Nominated by: Adriana “Melissa” Meyer 

Dr. Zack has been with us for a little over a year now and what a roller coaster this last year has been! At the beginning, I was a bit skeptical of having a new boss in town. However, since I started working with Dr. Zack, I immediately felt that he was a great fit for all of us. He has helped me so much in the last year and he is always there to answer even the dumbest question I may have. These last four months have been difficult for all of us but we can all be witnesses of how hard Dr. Zack has worked to be the best advocate for his Edwards team and for the patients in our community. Dr. Zack, thank you for being there for all of us and thank you for being so understanding.  

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by Jonathan Ramirez

We are living in unusual and rough times. With many issues rising in our nation and communities it must be noted that we must learn to voice our concerns. I believe that everyone should vote as we all have an opinion and a say in what goes on in the political world. We must come to realize that our vote can have a great impact in our future and the future of our next generations.  

Participating in elections is one of the key freedoms of American life. Many people in countries around the world do not have the same freedom, nor did many Americans in centuries past. No matter what you believe or whom you support, it is important to exercise your rights.

Individuals who are already registered to vote, can fill out an online pledge card. Research shows that people who complete a Pledge to Vote (PTV) and plan how they will vote, are more likely to vote. This is important because it still allows for engagement and commitment from individuals who are already registered.

Online Voter Registration Colorado is lucky to have online voter registration. Any eligible voter who has a valid CO issued ID card can register online in 10 minutes.

The 2020 election is coming up on November 3, and Mountain Family Health Centers is committed to ensuring our community’s needs are heard. Ensure you are registered and encourage your friends and families to do the same.

● Are you registered to vote?

Visit https://www.sos.state.co.us/voter?vrdid=926&campaign=chv to register, check your registration status, or update your registration.

● Already registered? Make a plan and show our community is committed to voting by completing a Pledge to Vote

23/Oct/2020
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Our Outreach and Enrollment Team can help you apply for private or public health insurance to cover the cost of care. If you have lost your employment or health benefits due to the COVID-19 pandemic, you may now be eligible for Medicaid, federal subsidies for commercial health insurance coverage, or other financial assistance programs. Additionally, Mountain Family offers a membership program to families called Health Solutions. This program, which is not insurance, provides access to high quality, affordable integrated health care for a set monthly fee.

Please call 970-945-2840 to speak with a representative from our Outreach and Enrollment team and/or link here to learn more.

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by Tenley Steike, Mountain Family Patient

Growing up as a type 1 diabetic since age 8, I never thought that I would have to deal with the stresses of finding affordable health care.  Doctors and nurses who help me guide the treatment of my disease and proper prescriptions have been integral to helping me stay healthy and lead a balanced life.  Now age 26, I think my story is similar to that of many others in the Roaring Fork Valley and western Colorado. 

Before moving to Colorado, I grew up in Minneapolis.  My family took trips to Montana and out west, and I fell in love with the mountains. I told my parents that as soon as I graduated from college, I was going to move to the mountains.  I got a job in Vail and worked as an assistant wrangler on a ranch and then worked at Brush Creek Ranch in Saratoga, Wyoming. 

My parents were urging me to settle down and find a job that provided (affordable) healthcare, as I was still on my parent’s health insurance.  I found a job in Aspen and worked at the Gant Condominiums while trying to figure out how to pursue my passions for photography and design.  As I was getting close to age 26 and would soon get kicked off my parents’ health insurance, I knew I had many bills: car payments, housing, student loans, several others, and most importantly, bills regarding my health.  Then I started to work as the Director of Marketing for Engel and Völkers, a prominent real estate firm, but I could not afford the health care plan they offered. 

As a diabetic and someone with several other healthcare needs, there are multiple factors I had to think about before deciding on a health care plan. First and foremost, I had to consider the cost of prescriptions because without those I will die. Insulin is the most important, and for some reason, the most expensive: for a one-month supply of insulin, it would cost me $908.32 at retail price. The second most important factor when deciding on a plan is coverage of visits to the clinic. I have an abundance of doctors’ visits each year, pertaining to not only diabetes, but also women’s health, mental health, labs, dental, and the list goes on.

Health insurance is not cheap. Although it is common to have a deductible with health insurance, after doing the math and figuring out my monthly medical costs (which would have been around $13,000 per year), it was likely I was not going to meet my deductible until the year was nearly over; I asked myself, what am I really paying a health care company for? There was nothing I could find that was tailored to my needs.

As I expressed several of my worries and frustrations with my peers, I became excited when everyone was ranting and raving about Colorado being the first state to cap insulin costs at $100 per vile, per month. While it may have been risky, I even considered going without health insurance. If that were truly the case, my yearly spending on health-related payments would be cut nearly in half. However, after doing research on this Colorado law further, I found out headlines were merely stretching the truth, or only giving the public half of it: the capping of insulin prices was only available to those with health insurance, bringing me back to square one.

My mother and I started to explore alternative options for healthcare, and thankfully, she stumbled upon Health Solutions, which had just been launched at that time. Health Solutions is not an insurance product, but a membership program designed to provide members access to medical, behavioral, and dental services within Mountain Family Health Centers’ scope of care.

The most compelling reason to join Health Solutions was everything they offered, meeting my specific needs: general doctors, behavioral health, women’s health, dental, and labs. The best part? These visits are unlimited, there are no deductibles, no co-pays, and the cost of labs (which are also expensive) are covered – for $135 per month!

My first doctor visit at Mountain Family was in February. I was so impressed with the care at Glenwood Springs, I walked away in tears because I was relieved to have so many questions answered, and the kind, humble, attentiveness of their staff was unbelievable.  My first appointment lasted nearly two hours, as I also consulted with the Outreach and Enrollment Team to enroll for financial assistance.  In addition, as a federally qualified health center, Mountain Family can access medications and pharmaceuticals at reduced prices.  My prescriptions (except for insulin) were called in right after my visit with Dr. Aguirre, and I was able to pick them up the same day. To make it even better, I was accepted into their Medical Assistance Program and I now receive my most expensive medications (insulin) at no cost – AMAZING!

I was so thrilled with Health Solutions and Mountain Family that I recommended it right away to a colleague (as well as several others) who urgently needed to see a doctor.  They were able to make a same-day appointment; my colleague was helped and was jumping for joy.

The bottom line is that the staff at Health Solutions and Mountain Family are incredibly attentive. They go above and beyond for their patients and care so much for every person in need.  It has given me peace of mind, and I wholeheartedly recommend Health Solutions to every person seeking affordable health care in this valley!

To find out more information on how to stay healthy and spend less, call Health Solutions at 970-456-1233 or find more information online at https://www.mountainfamily.org/health-solutions/

23/Oct/2020
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School-based health centers (SBHCs) are an affordable, convenient option for ensuring children and adolescents have access to the health and wellness care they need to be healthy and thrive. The school-based health centers offer students care right where they are and offer families peace of mind that their kids’ health is cared for at school. Building on the school-based health center we have had in Avon, Mountain Family has partnered with the Roaring Fork School District to operate five SBHCs in Basalt, Carbondale, and Glenwood Springs.

“We want every student to have access to affordable, comprehensive, integrated health care services, regardless of their legal status, family circumstance, place of residence, or economic means,” said Superintendent Rob Stein of the Roaring Fork School District. “Offering health services in school where our students spend most of their time is a convenient and safe means of removing barriers to access and ensuring our students receive the care they need to be healthy and successful in school and life.”

While students in the Roaring Fork School District (RE-1) are following a virtual learning model from August 17 – September 21, 2020, we have our school-based health centers and clinics ready to provide medical, behavioral, and dental care. Our providers will be able to care for students with a combination of telehealth (consultations via video-chat or by phone in the comfort and safety of your own home) and in-clinic appointments at any of our locations. Care will be available during the school days, with some sites offering extended hours. We will keep our website updated with current hours and any changes.

Risa Turetsky, Site Medical Director of School Based Health at Mountain Family, added “Our providers are thrilled to care for students at their schools in Basalt, Carbondale, Glenwood Springs, and Avon, in addition to our clinics.”

The Mountain Family Outreach and Enrollment Team can help parents and students apply for private or public health insurance to cover the cost of care. Parents who may have lost their employment or health benefits due to the COVID-19 pandemic may now be eligible for Medicaid, federal subsidies for commercial health insurance coverage, or other financial assistance programs.

We also provide community testing for COVID-19 at our clinics in Glenwood Springs, Basalt, and Rifle. In addition, we offer antibody testing for COVID-19 at all locations when you schedule an office visit.   

For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call 970-945-2840 and enroll today online by visiting us at https://www.mountainfamily.org/school-based-health-centers/.

23/Oct/2020
Mountain Family Health Centers is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit Federally Qualified Health Center

OUR MISSION

To provide high quality, integrated primary medical, behavioral, and dental health care in the communities we serve, with special consideration for the medically underserved, regardless of ability to pay.


970-945-2840
contact@mountainfamily.org
(general questions only)
1905 Blake Avenue, Suite 101
Glenwood Springs, CO 81601