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School-Based
Integrated Healthcare

Accessible healthcare for students in La Plata County. Your health... We're in this together.
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Contact

School-Based Integrated
Healthcare at Florida Mesa Elementary:
 970.385.1168 

School-Based Integrated
Healthcare at Durango High School:
 970.375.3832

Hours

School-Based Integrated Healthcare at Florida Mesa Elementary: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Thursday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.*

School-Based Integrated Healthcare at Durango High School: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.*

* Appointments and walk-ins welcome during school hours (after hours by phone), but appointments are strongly encouraged.

Location- Florida Mesa

We are located at Florida Mesa Elementary School, with a separate entrance at the south side of the building, at 216 Hwy 172, Durango, CO 81303

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Location- Durango High School

We are located at Durango High School, with a separate entrance just south of the school’s front doors, at 2390 Main Ave. Durango, CO 81301

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Enrollment Hablamos Español

Todas nuestras sucursales ofrecen servicios de interpretación por teléfono y video para asegurarnos que tus necesidades médicas se cubran de forma amable y profesional. Haz clic aquí para obtener más información en español sobre cómo registrarte como paciente, así como también información sobre facturación, seguro de salud y nuestra escala móvil de tarifas.

Interpretation Services

If you have questions or if you are helping someone who does not speak English, you can get help and information in your language at no cost. Contact our front desk staff to access these services by calling 970.375.3832 for Durango High School, 970.385.1168 for Florida Mesa Elementary School, or toll-free 800.659.2656. Expect a short delay as our staff connects you with an interpreter.
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Billing & Insurance

Students will be billed for services provided in accordance with any insurance benefits they have, or as self-pay if not covered by insurance. A sliding-fee discount program is available to those students who qualify. Sports physicals are available at a flat rate and not billed to insurance.

For billing and insurance questions, click here.

What are School-Based Health Centers?

School-Based Health Centers are offered in partnership with the 9R School District in La Plata County to provide accessible healthcare on site, designed to keep students healthy, in school and ready to learn. Our clinics are located at Durango High School and Florida Mesa Elementary School. 

Who can enroll?

All La Plata County students up to age 21 may enroll and access services at either one of the clinics. This includes home-schooled youth, online learners, charter school and private school students. In addition, siblings of students ages 2 to 21 are also welcome.

Our care team

At our School-Based Health Centers, our care team takes an active role with students in their health and well-being. A variety of professionals may be part of the care team, depending on the student's health goals. 

Your care options

  • Primary healthcare: The comprehensive care for students includes: full immunizations, check-ups, sports physicals, treatment of illness and injury, health education and chronic illness management.

  • Behavioral healthcare: We know that behavioral healthcare is an important part of overall health. We regularly check in with students to respond to any behavioral health needs. We offer a range of behavioral healthcare options, including counseling, substance use treatment, psychiatric evaluation and medication management.

  • Oral healthcare: We ask about students' dental needs and coordinate access to oral healthcare, either in the community or at our Axis Health System Oral Health Clinic in Durango. 

Now accepting new patients

We welcome new patients, and offer a variety of payment options. Medicare, Medicaid, CHP+ and most insurances are accepted. A sliding-fee scale is available for those who qualify.

Meet one member of our care team

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Christie Ilg-Salter, MD, PNP is a pediatric nurse practitioner at Axis Health System's School-Based Health Clinics. She splits her time between the clinic at Durango High School and the clinic at Florida Mesa Elementary School.
SBHC at Durango High School
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SBHC at Florida Mesa Elementary School
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OUR MISSION
Axis Health System will make a meaningful difference in the health of Southwest Colorado residents by integrating all aspects of healthcare and treating the whole person.