The Spanish Peaks Outreach Clinic is an off campus, outpatient, safety net clinic that provides health and wellness programs to our underserved population. We offer many opportunities for the community to receive free or low cost services that encourages healthy living through early screening and prevention programs that promote healthy life styles.
The Clinic is the recipient of several health grants from the Colorado Department of Health and Environment (CDPHE) including their successful Title X Family Planning Program and the Women’s Wellness Connection. Through these grants we are able to offer women and men birth control, family planning counseling, STD and HIV testing, wellness exams, mammograms, pap smears, vasectomies, and other long acting contraceptives. We can also provide PSA’s for men at a minimal cost. For eligible patients interested in a colonoscopy we are able to navigate the service at no charge. We emphasize the importance of early cancer screenings as a prevention tool.
Heart Healthy Solutions is a cardiac assessment program that includes lipid panel, glucose testing, pulmonary function testing and BMI are available at no charge for people 18 years and older. In addition we have a nutritionist on site that works with patients that have high BMI’s and or other chronic illnesses to improve their health and quality of life.
The Pueblo Community Health Center sends a Midwife and nurse once a week to meet expecting parents’ prenatal needs. She also has delivery privileges at both Pueblo Hospitals. There is a Nurse Family Partnership program that provides an RN during pregnancy and continues until the baby is 24 months old. (Where else can you get a private nurse for almost three years for free??)
The Outreach Clinic has a received funding from the Colorado Health Foundation Grant to provide 100 hours of mental health care per month, to promote well child checks and a monthly FREE dental clinic for children. Comprehensive well child checks include mental health screening and follow-up care, nutrition counseling, vaccinations, lipid panel and lead screening. Dennis Driscoll from House Family Dental Pueblo comes twice a month to provide dental care for children ages 1-18 years old. Dr. Driscoll accepts Medicaid and CHP+ and offers a free monthly dental clinic.
Complementing our Well Child Services are two grants that address early childhood education and strengthening families. One from Catholic Charities (TGYS and DBH) and one from Colorado Children’s Trust Fund that works with parents of young children offering Early Childhood parenting classes (Nurturing Parenting). Participants receive a weekly stipend, lunch or dinner, childcare while taking the class, and Red Cross certification. Parents are taught alternative disciplines, potty training, nutrition, and about healthy growth and development of their children. Bright Beginnings is another component of our early childhood program that concentrates on the importance of early literacy. Both programs provide parents opportunities to raise happy and healthy children.
We have two new programs that support wellness. The first is a Community Wellness Case Manager who works with patients discharged from the hospital and or referred by a provider for chronic illness management. She goes into the home and checks for fall prevention, medication compliance and provides support and referrals to the client and their family.
The second is the LiveWell grant that supports Healthy Eating and Active Living (HEAL) activities throughout Huerfano County. This is an eight year grant that is designed to identify and support HEAL strategies throughout the County. There are three task forces; Built Environment, Access to Food and School Wellness. Community members are encouraged to participate to identify and help implement programs that increase Healthy Eating and Active Living.
Voice Care and Med Time are available for residents in our region that provides peace of mind for family members in case a loved one falls or needs medical help. Med Time provides the opportunity for medications to be disbursed on time.
For clients with no insurance or resources to pay for medications or healthcare services; we offer prescription assistance and presumptive eligibility for Medicaid and CHP+. The prescriptions assistance program will help clients fill out and submit the necessary paperwork to receive their medications for free or at a reduced cost.
For community members that are eligible for CHP+ and or Medicaid we have two options. We have a Presumptive Eligibility Technician and the PEAK Computer. Our PE Technician will assist clients in filling out their application for Medicaid or CHP+ determining their eligibility. The PEAK Computer online service for Coloradoans to screen themselves and apply for medical, food, and cash assistance programs.
We are also a referral agency for Quit Line and offer tobacco cessation classes through the American Lung Association. Healthy activities are available throughout the week including adult and children’s tap, Zumba Aerobics, Karate, Fencing and are provided in the “Ball Room” on the top floor of our facility.
We are here to “Care for the Community”.
- Hours of Operation:
- Mon-Thurs 9am - 5pm
- Fridays 9am - 4pm
- Open First Saturday of the month from 9am-12pm
Generously funded by: Title X, Catholic Charities, Colorado Health Foundations, Caring for Colorado, Colorado Prevention Center, LiveWell Colorado, CDPHE, Colorado Children’s Trust Fund, Women’s Wellness Connection, Colorado Rural Health, and CDPHE/p>