According to Roaring Fork School District Superintendent and Mountain Family Board Member Rob Stein: “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.”
Mountain Family’s mission is to improve the health of our community by providing equitable and affordable medical, behavioral, and dental healthcare for all. With the opening of the Glenwood Springs school-based health center, Mountain Family now provides access to integrated care for 22,000 people across Garfield, Eagle, and Pitkin Counties.
Our Board Chair Monica Perez-Rhodes remarked, “In pursuit of this mission, Mountain Family has added six school-based centers in Avon, Basalt, Carbondale, and now, here at Glenwood Springs High School over the past several years. At this school-based health center, all students from all Roaring Fork Schools in Glenwood Springs can receive their medical, behavioral, and dental health care in one healthcare home, right here at school where they spend much of their time. Our staff helps families enroll in health insurance and financial assistance programs, and any student is eligible to receive care, regardless of their ability to pay.”
Paul Freeman, Principal of Glenwood Springs High School, added “Students who are in good health learn better and faster. The school-based medical center will help to ensure that all our students are healthy and ready to learn.”
Please enjoy some pictures of the Glenwood Springs school-based health center grand-opening event where we captured “Our Family Caring For Yours.” In addition, if you wish to support our school-based health centers and our Health For All Fund, please make a gift by donating here.
With gratitude for your partnership and support of Mountain Family and students in our communities.