Renovations begin in partnership with Vail Health
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 5, 2022
Avon, CO – On Friday, September 30, Mountain Family Health Centers began renovations on a new community health center location in Avon, Colorado. Mountain Family currently has an integrated health center in Edwards and will be moving to the new Avon location in mid-January 2023. Many in Eagle County will be familiar with the location, as it was previously an urgent care facility of Vail Health.
“We are opening a new community health center in Avon, CO, to provide affordable medical, dental, and behavioral health services to the community. We’re grateful for the strong support from Vail Health, Eagle County, the Colorado Health Foundation, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and many additional partners,” said Ross Brooks, CEO of Mountain Family Health Centers. “We are incredibly excited for this facility, as it is easily accessible and conveniently located near an ECO Transit bus stop, enabling us to serve 4,000 patients in Eagle County.”
Located at 230 Chapel Square in Avon, the renovations are being completed by Vertix Builders, with designs coming from Davis Partnership Architects.
“Mountain Family Health provides a vital service to our community, and we are proud to partner with them on this new location as it enhances access to more affordable care,” said Will Cook, President and CEO of Vail Health. “Vail Health has long been a supporter of Mountain Family, and this new arrangement allows us to provide subsidized rent for the center during the next five years to help support their relocation and expansion to almost double their size and expand their services to the community.”
The mission of Mountain Family is to improve the health of our community by providing equitable and affordable medical, behavioral, and dental health care for all. Most recently, Mountain Family has started a pharmacy program to help patients access affordable medication. Serving the underserved in Eagle, Garfield, and Pitkin counties is at the core of the organization, with 75% of patients having no health insurance or being covered by Medicaid. Mountain Family currently has health centers in Edwards, Rifle, Glenwood Springs, and Basalt as well as five school-based health centers. To learn more, visit our website www.mountainfamily.org.
Marija Weeden, Director of Operations, Amanda Canete, Edwards Site Practice Director, and other Mountain Family Health Centers staff discuss the renovation schedule