Cortez Integrated Healthcare
Primary Care | Mental Health | Substance Use Treatment | Crisis Care | Care Coordination
691 East Empire Street
Cortez, CO 81321
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
8 a.m. to 6 p.m
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).
Community Health Center
Cortez Integrated Healthcare is one of Axis Health System’s six 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. Cortez 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.
The AHS Patient Portal is an online service available to our 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
Primary health care
A primary care provider is someone you and your family can trust for all your health concerns. They see patients of all ages. Your provider knows and understands your health history and potential risk factors. As a result, this gives them a more complete picture of your health and how to best manage it. Our primary care providers can see you quickly for a same-day sick visit. In addition, they can give vaccinations, diagnose new illnesses, and manage chronic conditions. Also, they can promote preventive care and protect your overall wellness.
Mental health care
Mental health care providers can help you feel better. Choose from a variety of counseling and psychiatry 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. Your care team may include mental health specialists, psychiatric providers, case managers, vocational specialists and peer specialists.
Substance use treatment
Substance use is a pattern of harmful use of any substance to alter your mood. Substances can include alcohol and other drugs (illegal or not) as well as some substances that are not drugs at all. Substance “abuse” can result because you are using a substance in a way that is not intended or recommended, or because you are using more than prescribed. If you’re concerned about your substance use, our experienced team is ready to help you with alcohol and drug treatment. Axis Health System has been the primary licensed provider of Substance Use Disorder (SUD) treatment services in Southwest Colorado since 1972.
Care coordination is when someone helps you pull together the pieces of healthcare. This puzzle fits your unique needs. The people who provide care coordination are called Community Health Workers. They act as your personal guide in a number of ways. First, they help you find what you need in the healthcare system. They match you to providers and make sure your needs and preferences are met. Second, they coach you to create and follow through on your health goals. Finally, they work to lower healthcare costs for people on Medicaid and Medicare.
Accepting new patients
We welcome new patients. Our health care providers offer a variety of payment options. Medicare, Medicaid, CHP+ and most insurances are accepted. A sliding-fee scale is available for those who qualify.
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.
Patient-Centered Medical Home
Cortez 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:
- They build strong relationships between patients and their “care team” – a group of providers that collaborates with patients, family members and community service providers to support patient goals.
- They offer care that is safe, effective, patient-centered, timely, efficient and equitable.
- They can lead to lower costs, improved patient experience and better health outcomes.
To learn more about PCHM at the clinic, click here.
Axis Health System is a provider of Colorado Crisis 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.