About us

We provide integrated health care, serving our communities since 1960 

Established & trusted

Axis Health System is a private, nonprofit healthcare organization established in 1960, providing healthcare to residents of Montezuma, La Plata, Archuleta, Dolores and San Juan counties. Axis Health System provides the care people need when they need it.

Integrated health care combines experts to take care of your physical, mental and dental health.

Integrated health care options

Your mind and body are connected, and so is our health system. Therefore, our integrated health care combines primary care, counseling, psychiatry, substance use treatment and dental care.  Depending on the clinic you choose, the professionals on your team will vary. However, all of our clinics provide a variety of support to help you get well and stay well.

A range of options for behavioral healthcare (including mental health and substance use treatment) is offered at this location:

Brief psychiatric stabilization, short-term detoxification and a regional crisis response is available at this location:

Since 2006, Axis Health System has been a leader in developing and offering integrated health care, which blends mental health, substance use, primary care and oral healthcare and referrals at the following locations:

Our values

  • Making a meaningful difference
  • Supporting family, job and intimate relationships
  • Engaging all consumers and family members to the best of our ability
  • Patient and consumer partnership
  • Culture of change and intrapreneurship
  • Commitment to excellence

Our History

2007

2007

Participated in the opening of the School-Based Health Clinic at Durango High School. In 2019, Pediatric Partners of the Southwest took over operations of school clinics in partnership with Durango School District 9-R.

2006

2006

Opened the first licensed Acute Treatment Unit in the State of Colorado, returning an emergency, inpatient, psychiatric resource to our region

2003

2003

Partnered with the Durango Chapter of the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI) to bring Crisis Intervention Team training to law enforcement in Southwest Colorado.

1995

1995

Formed West Slope Casa, LLC to serve as the Managed Service Organization for substance use services and to serve as the Medicaid mental health managed care entity for the 21 counties of the West Slope.

1979

1979

Expanded services as a comprehensive Community Mental Health Center.

1972

1972

Received authorization to provide federally funded substance use treatment services.

1960

1960

Established Southwest Colorado Mental Health Center, Inc. as a 501(c)(3) organization providing healthcare.

Patient-focused

Here for you
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.

Axis Health System is a provider of Colorado Crisis System Services. Funded in part by the Colorado Department of Human Services. 

Axis Health System complies with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex. Axis Health System does not exclude people or treat them differently because of race, color, national origin, age, disability or sex. For more information, click here.