Mountain Family is proud to announce that, as of December 2020, the Avon School-Based Health Center at Mountain Family has received its recognition as a Tier 1 Primary Care Medical Provider (PCMP) by Rocky Mountain Health Plans. As a Tier 1 Provider, Avon has demonstrated their use of team-based care practices to provide high quality, integrated health care to our patients while reducing fragmentation within the health system. Avon will have access to additional support, resources and tools provided by RMHP to ensure continued success in the program. Located within the walls of Avon Elementary School, the health center was required to meet strict criteria that demonstrates our communication and coordination efforts to ensure patient needs are met. The staff at the health center showed passion and drive to make changes and adjustments in their workflows to better serve the needs of our population.
To provide accessible and high-quality health care to school-aged youth, Mountain Family Health Centers now sponsors six School-based health centers across Garfield and Eagle Counties. 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. In addition to the Avon Elementary SBHC site in the Eagle County School District (RE-50), Mountain Family’s SBHCs will be located at five schools in the Roaring Fork School District (RE-1).
While the Avon Elementary SBHC has been serving families in the community for several years, Mountain Family is bringing new services to schools across RE-1. Mountain Family is pleased to have begun services at one of our new sites – the Roaring Fork High School in Carbondale – where we are ramping up medical, behavioral health and dental services. At the schools in Basalt and Glenwood Springs, our team is readying the clinics to start providing services as soon as possible. Integrated medical, dental and behavioral health will be offered at all of these sites. Currently, services are being provided for students by designated SBHC providers and others at Mountain Family’s main clinics.
Avon SBHC now joins our Glenwood Springs, Basalt, Rifle, and Edwards locations in obtaining this Tier I recognition. We would like to extend our gratitude to all the staff here at Mountain Family for their efforts to provide the highest quality care to our patients. And specifically, to our patients, we thank you for your constant support in making sure your voice is heard and for choosing Mountain Family as your health care provider.