Info & Hours

Primary Care

Mon, Wed, Thur, Fri
8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m


Monday –  Thursday
8:00 a.m. to 6 p.m.


Behavioral Health

*By Appointment


Monday –  Friday
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Axis Health System Patient Portal

The Axis Patient Portal is an online service available to Axis Healthcare patients. First, set up your secure and confidential access through the front desk at the clinic. After that, you can access your medical records anytime, anywhere. You can view your secure information from any Internet-enabled device. For example, this includes lab orders, test results, procedures, medication lists and vital signs. You can also privately message your health care providers.

Your Care Options

    Crisis care

    A crisis occurs when a stressful life event overwhelms a person’s ability to cope effectively with it. In this situation, a person may feel emotionally unbalanced, and usual coping mechanisms and problem-solving fail to bring back balance. The distress of a crisis event may disrupt a person’s ability to work, maintain caring connections to others or sustain purpose and meaning in life. We offer a wide range of crisis services to provide you with immediate assistance and ongoing care.

    Primary health care

    A primary care provider is someone you can trust for all your health concerns. Your provider knows and understands your health history and potential risk factors. This gives them a more complete picture of your health and how to best manage it. Our health care providers  can see you quickly for same-day sick visits. In addition, they can give vaccinations, diagnose new illnesses, manage chronic conditions, promote preventive care and protect your overall wellness.

    Mental health care

    Our health care providers at Dove Creek can help you feel better. Choose from a variety of mental health options. First, we offer individual, family and group therapy. Second, your options include psychiatric assessment and medication management. Finally, you can get support to make healthy lifestyle choices. We treat mental health concerns such as: anxiety, depression, suicidal thoughts, bipolar disorders, post-traumatic stress, phobias, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and more.

    Dental health care

    Our dentists and hygienists are skilled and ready to serve you. First, we encourage preventive care with regular dental exams and cleanings. Also, we teach patients about good hygiene. Second, our teams offers emergency and restorative dental services. For example, this includes x-rays and fillings. In addition, our team offers extractions (tooth pulling), root canals and crowns.

    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.

    To access interpretation services call 970.335.2288; or if you are deaf or hard of hearing, please call 800-656-3656 for Colorado TTY services. Expect a short delay as our staff connects you with an interpreter.

    We are happy to discuss billing and insurance options with you.  Please call us to learn more about options that are available to you.

    We accept Medicaid at all locations.

    For billing and insurance questions, click here.



    Kirstin Howell

    About Kirstin

    Kirstin Howell is a highly skilled family nurse practitioner from Cortez, Colorado. After obtaining her Master of Science in Nursing from Frontier Nursing University in Kentucky, she completed her clinical training at local healthcare centers.  Learn more.

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    Will Brown, DDS

    About Will

    Dr. Will Brown is a dentist who has recently moved to the rural town of Dove Creek in Southwest Colorado. Brown appreciates the hands-on and creative nature of dentistry, but it is the opportunity to form relationships with patients that he finds most rewarding.  Learn more.

    Need Help Now?

    Our team can help you while you’re waiting for a scheduled visit. You don’t have to be in crisis. We are here for you day and night. Call the Axis 24/7 Care Line to talk about your mental health concerns. 970.247.5245.  You will be quickly connected to local services and a team will respond immediately. Professional and compassionate care providers will answer your call 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

    Community Health Center

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    Dove Creek Integrated Healthcare is one of Axis Health System’s five federally designated Community Health Center (CHC) sites. CHCs are located in medically underserved areas throughout the nation. CHCs make comprehensive primary care accessible to all people regardless of insurance status and improve the health of the whole community. Dove Creek Integrated Healthcare is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as a Health Center Program grantee under 42 U.S.C. 254b.


    Patient-Centered Medical Home

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    Dove Creek Integrated Healthcare offers the right care at the right time. That’s the essential message of a Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH).  The clinic is recognized as  PCMH by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA).

    Patient-Centered Medical Homes follow evidence-based guidelines and offer many patient benefits:

    • Patient-Centered Medical Homes (PCMH) uses evidence-based guidelines to build better relationships between patients and their care teams. Patients get the care they need when they need it.
    • The high-quality care at a PCMH can lead to lower costs, improved patient experience and better health outcomes.
    • Resources provided to patients for patient education and self-management support.
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    To learn more about PCHM at the clinic, click here.

    After-Hours Medical Consultation:

    In the event of a medical emergency, dial 9-1-1 or go to the nearest emergency department or hospital. If you have an after-hours medical concern (that is not a medical emergency), call 970.247.5245 to talk with a Registered Nurse (RN).