Outreach and Women's Clinic
The Spanish Peaks Outreach and Women's Clinic is an off campus, outpatient, safety net clinic located in the heart of Walsenburg that provides wellness and prevention programs for our community. The Clinic offers many opportunities to receive free or low cost healthcare services that encourage annual screenings and prevention programs. Early detection saves lives.
Many of The Outreach and Women's Clinic's programs have received state and national recognition for providing a number of quality prevention and wellness services. The New York Times and NBC's Nightline with Lester Hoyt have been to the Clinic and highlighted the successes of their Title X Family Planning program. This successful program has seen the teen pregnancy rate drop by 40% and the abortion rate drop by 42%. The Clinic has also been highlighted in the Denver Post and several state publications for their good work.
Our successful Heart Healthy Solutions has been in the community for nine years and is a free cardiac assessment program for people 18 years and older. The screening includes a lipid panel (cholesterol, glucose and triglycerides), heart risk assessment, blood pressure and BMI calculation. You will be given tips about diet and exercise and the ability to engage in "Lifestyle Coaching" with a certified Community Health Worker. Our CHW works closely with your Primary Care Provider, sharing your results.
Nutrition Counselling, the Diabetes Prevention Program, and Living with Chronic Disease Classes are available for free to our patients looking for help and support to decrease their risk of diabetes and heart disease and are looking for help and support to improve their health.
Addressing the wellness needs of our elderly, we offer Voice Care (an emergency response system) and Med Time (timed medicine dispenser). This service provides peace of mind for family members in case a loved one falls or needs medical help. The Med Time provides the opportunity for medications to be disbursed accurately and on time. A dentist (Spanish Peaks Dental) comes from Pueblo twice a month to work with adult dentures.These services are often covered by Medicaid.
Through our Title X Family Planning Program we can provide information for men and women of child bearing age. Staff will counsel you to determine what is right for you and your family. You will receive information about the right birth control method, planning your family and preventing Sexually Transmitted Infections and Disease. Staff will answer your questions with the most up to date information about everything from the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) to symptoms and treatment of menopause.
In addition to our Family Planning program we offer Women's Wellness Connection, a grant funded program, for eligible women that offers breast, cervical, pre-diabetes and heart risk screening for women 40 to 64 years old. Recently, the cervical screening guidelines have changed to include women from 21 years old to 64 years old.
To be eligible for WWC, women must meet eligibility requirements that include being 250% of poverty, have lawful presence in the United State or, have health insurance or health insurance with a high deductible or co-pay. We are able to provide the same screening navigation services for women that have insurance through our Coordinated Care Grant Program (CCGP).
If a woman enrolled in the Women's Wellness Connection is diagnosed with cancer, most will qualify for treatment through Health First Colorado's Breast and Cervical Cancer Program.
Our wellness and prevention model includes programs that also increase children's health and well-being. We provide comprehensive well child checks, including vaccinations and lead screening. We also provide Sports Physicals which are good for one year. We are able to compliment that with children's dentistry to further support wellness and the importance of oral health for our youth.
We understand that healthcare is essential, but we also understand the importance of the first four years of a child's development and realize the need to educate and engage young parents in programs that increase their knowledge and skills. Babies don't come with a manual, we can support you and your family with resources.
Patient Financial Services
Spanish Peaks also has a Patient Financial Services Department that can help with enrollment for insurance that meets your needs. The Enrollment Specialist can also help determine if you qualify for most insurance including; PEAK, CHP+, Medicaid, Colorado Indigent Care Program (CICP) or Compassionate Care (CC).
With the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, the importance of preventive care was incorporated into most insurances and to offer people the means to receive insurance. Staff are able to assist clients in filling out a Medicaid or CHP+ application or assist them in accessing the PEAK Computer (State insurance portal) to determine eligibility and appropriate insurances.
The Clinic is a remodeled vintage building erected in 1929 as a community center that has become the home for numerous programs that provide additional community services. These include:
- Nurse midwife and nurse from Pueblo Community Health Center that comes once a week to meet expecting parents' obstetric needs. The nurse midwife has delivery privileges at St. Mary Corwin and Parkview Hospitals
- Nurse Family Partnership, a program from the Pueblo Community Health Center that can offer first time moms an RN to come into your home and coach you through your pregnancy, delivery, and continues support until the baby is 24 months old.
- Sangre de Cristo Hospice and Palliative Care
- LiveWell Huerfano - A grant funded program that support efforts to increase Healthy Eating and Active Living in Huerfano County
- Open Arms Pregnancy - Support and advice for pregnant women
The well-trained staff at the Outreach and Women's Clinic is pleased and knowledgeable about how to help you with your healthcare needs. They can guide and refer you to the appropriate services that will address your healthcare needs and provide you with the information to become and stay healthy.
We are here to "Care for the Community".
Hours Of Operation
Monday - Thursday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fridays: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
129 Kansas Avenue
Walsenburg, CO 81089