Tuesday, November 19, 2013

MFHC – Eagle location, coming soon.

U.S. Health and Human Services (HHS) Announces New Healthcare Access Point Award for Eagle County, Colorado. 

On November 7, 2013, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced $150 million in awards to support new community health center access points across the country. Eagle County, Colorado, received one of the awards, under the auspices of Mountain Family Health Centers (MFHC). MFHC, working in partnership with Eagle County, Vail Valley Medical Center, the Eagle Care Clinic, and countless key community partners, will receive $650,000 annually to expand access to comprehensive primary health care in Eagle County.

Our mission is to provide high quality, integrated primary, behavioral, and dental health care in the communities we serve, with special consideration for the medically underserved, regardless of ability to pay,” said MFHC CEO Ross Brooks. “This award will enable Eagle County residents to obtain the high quality, affordable health care we all desire.” 

MFHC has 120 days to implement the new health care access point, which will be located in the current Eagle Care Clinic location at 320 Beard Creek Road, Edwards, CO, 81632. MFHC’s Board of Directors is committed to bringing its organizational strength and comprehensive array of culturally and linguistically-competent services to Eagle County, with a service plan designed to address unique needs, improve health status and decrease target population health disparities. When fully operational, the MFHC Eagle Care team will serve more than 3,500 patients each year.

“The Vail Valley Medical Center team has worked diligently for two decades to create an important health resource in the Eagle Care Clinic and I am very pleased that the work we started will continue to grow under Mountain Family Health Centers,” said Doris Kirchner, President and CEO of Vail Valley Medical Center. “Patients will see added services including dental and mental health care and greater access to financial assistance.” 

“This outstanding award amount is due to the hard work of many partners over many years,” said Eagle County Commissioner Sara Fisher. “We’ve made access to health care a priority and we know our community – and most importantly our community’s health – will benefit from this resource.” 

For additional information, contact MFHC CEO Ross Brooks at 970-928-1609 or rbrooks@mountainfamily.org.

For full Press Release, CLICK HERE.