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Salud Family Health Centers (Salud) is excited to be part of the Trinidad community! We opened our new clinic on January 8th and are ready to serve you and your family.

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Salud is a private, non-profit. We are a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) operating 13 clinic locations and a mobile unit. Salud’s main administrative site is located in Fort Lupton, where we were initially founded to serve the area’s farmworker health care needs. Our humble beginnings in 1970 including providing services out of an onion shed. Forty-eight years later, Salud is a robust health care system, providing integrated and quality medical, dental, pharmacy and behavioral health care services. Even with tremendous growth, we remain true to our roots of providing access to individuals and communities in need. Salud’s Mission is to provide quality, integrated healthcare home to the communities we serve.

 Salud’s CEO, John Santistevan, is a Trinidad native, and is “very excited and looks forward to continue to build on the health care home foundation that the former Mt. Carmel Medical Clinic has established.”

The Mt. Carmel Salud currently provides the following services; family medicine, pediatric services, behavioral health, wellness and disease prevention, pregnancy care, gynecological services, and occupational therapy. Services are designed to keep you and your family healthy. Salud is currently pursuing funding to bring dental health services to the clinic. We are seeking funding to cover renovation/ construction and equipment costs.

The Mt. Carmel Salud clinic also supports programs funded by various grants. Examples include a diabetes education program funded by the Colorado Health Foundation and a hypertension program to help patients better manage their blood pressure, funded by CDPHE (Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment). This last program is possible through a partnership with Mount San Rafael Hospital and Clinic and Huerfano Las Animas Bi-County Health Department. Danielle Kolakowski, the Center Director, is “looking forward to supporting these programs that will help patients better manage their overall health.”

The Mt. Carmel Salud clinic employ many of the existing Mt. Carmel clinic staff along with some new faces. With the addition of enrollment services, we have added an enrollment staff member to help patients enroll in insurance programs. We also added a LPN to the nurse team, and a new physician will start in April 2018. We will soon add a Behavioral Health provider, funded by a grant through the Colorado Health Foundation.

Salud is open Monday-Friday from 7am-7pm. Call us today at (719) 422-8800 to find our more or schedule an appointment. Salud accepts Medicaid, Medicare, CHP+, and most private insurance plans. Salud offers a sliding fee payment scale based on family size and income.


From Page 54 of our Summer 2018 Issue

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