We are accepting new patients at all of our clinics. 

Become a Patient 

Axis Health System welcomes patients of all ages and stages of life. We make care accessible for everyone. First, we accept older adults with Medicare. Second, we welcome children with Child Health Plan Plus (CHP+). Third, we accept adults and families with Medicaid. In addition, if money is really tight, we offer a sliding-fee scale for people who qualify. Our staff respects people of all races, genders, sexual orientations and places of origin. We use interpretation services so we can connect with you in any language. Our care teams put you at the center of your own well-being. YOU are the “axis,” and our team revolves around your unique needs.

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"I found Axis Health to be so informative, knowledgeable. Making the process smooth and easy."

Access to Axis

Southwest Colorado is considered “medically underserved,” which means it can be tough to find a healthcare provider. For instance, rural towns are many miles apart. It can be challenging to drive long distances to appointments. That’s why our clinics are spread out across the region, from Pagosa Springs to Durango, Cortez and Dove Creek. We are accepting new patients at each of our locations. Telehealth options via phone or video give you flexibility. As a result, you can visit with a provider from the comfort of your own home.

Your first visit

Here’s what to expect at your first visit. First, call the location of your choice to make an appointment. Second, read through our Patient Handbook before your appointment. You can also ask for a print copy at the clinic. Next, fill out a Patient Enrollment Packet. It’s fast to type into the fillable form online. Or, you can print it out and fill it in by hand. To save time, bring the finished packet to your first appointment. If you don’t have a printer, you can fill out the forms before your visit. It takes about 15-20 minutes to fill out by hand.

How to prepare

We want to make your first visit as easy and stress-free as possible. Here’s a list of things to bring to your first appointment:

  • A valid photo ID, if you have one
  • Your current insurance card
  • A list of any medications you’re taking
  • Your completed enrollment packet
  • A copy of your medical record from your previous provider, if available

Other reminders:

  • Your enrollment packet can be brought in person or emailed to FrontOfficeStaff@axishealthsystem.org
  • Please cancel your appointment at least 24 hours in advance if your schedule changes.
  • We accept cash, checks or credit cards for payment. Learn more on our page paying for your care.
  • All our patients complete a digital screening survey while they are in the clinic waiting room. Learn more on this page.
  • If you don’t have insurance, or you think you might qualify for the sliding-fee discount, please ask us for more information when you come in for your appointment. Learn more about the sliding-fee application.

Try A Virtual Visit

Telehealth Visits

  • New or established patients with COVID-19 symptoms
  • Medication management
  • Follow-up for chronic diseases, such as hypertension, diabetes, hyperlipidemia, COPD
  • Mental health concerns, such as depression, PTSD, anxiety, substance use

    In-person Visits

    • Medicare Annual Wellness Visits
    • Well-woman exams
    • Vaccinations
    • Hospital follow-ups
    • New-patient appointments for people with no COVID-19 symptoms
    • Skin concerns
    • New conditions
    • UTIs or GYN concerns
    • New orthopedic concerns