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.