9 Health Fair

9Health Fair Save the Date

9Health Fair Save the Date

2018 Montezuma & Dolores County 9Health Fair

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Every spring people from around Colorado come together to deliver free and low cost screenings through the 9Health Fair. We are working in collaboration with 9Health Fair, the Montelores Early Childhood Coalition and the Cortez Lion’s Club to organize and identify volunteers interested in participating in this event. Our 2018 theme is our “Super 9Health Fair” because we’ve teamed up to provide health screenings and education for adults and children for the first time! Our fairs cover Montezuma and Dolores County in Cortez, Mancos and Dove Creek. We offer comprehensive blood chemistry screenings. Talk to your doctor to learn about what screening is best for you.


  • April 14th, 2018 at the Montezuma-Cortez High School *all ages*
  • April 28th, 2018 Mancos High School *adults only*
  • April 7th, 2018 Dove Creek High School *adults only*

Volunteer or have a booth: Click here https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SuperFair2018

Attend the fair:

We would love to have you participate, and there is no cost to you to have a booth in these events. Our ultimate goal is to promote health awareness and encourage individuals to assume greater responsibility for their own health. To do this, we collaborate with health care providers and volunteers to provide health screenings and interactive educational opportunities.

Registration for fair goers is online at https://www.9healthfair.org/attend/ or day-of the fair. We now accept credit cards online before the fair. You can select the blood chemistry screenings that you or your doctor would like to see.

We want to offer as many screenings as possible. If you are willing to provide one of these screenings, let us know! https://www.9healthfair.org/attend/available-screenings/

We provide ALL of the following screenings at our 9Health Fairs:

  • Blood chemistry- $35 “This screening provides baseline information on cholesterol, blood glucose, liver, kidneys, thyroid, and more. These screenings can help you and your doctor monitor your health and prevent health issues from becoming emergencies. Information from this screening can also be used to complete your employers’ Health Risk Assessments (HRA). Based on the most current research, fasting is optional for the blood chemistry screening. DRINK PLENTY OF WATER and continue to take your regular medications. Persons with diabetes, should not fast.”
  • Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA)- $35: “The US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has recently recommended against routine screening of persons with a prostate with the PSA test.  Please speak to your healthcare provider if you have questions. PSA is a blood screening that measures a protein that is only produced by the prostate gland. Elevations of PSA may occur in persons with non-cancerous prostate diseases or prostate cancer. A normal PSA level does not entirely exclude the possibility of prostate cancer. A traditional manual screening, performed by a health care provider is strongly encouraged in conjunction with PSA screening.”
  • Hemoglobin A1C Diabetes Screening- $35: “A1C is a blood screening that measures your average blood sugar control for the past 2 to 3 months. The results give you a good idea of whether or not you are at risk for diabetes. For people with diabetes it indicates how well your diabetes treatment plan is working.”
  • Vitamin B12 Screening- $20: “This blood screening provides baseline Vitamin B12 levels, which play a key role in the normal functioning of the brain and nervous system, and the formation of red blood cells. ($20 value)”
  • Blood Count Screening- $25: “This screening gives you a general picture of your overall health by checking your white blood cells, hematocrit, hemoglobin levels, and blood-clotting abilities. Your body’s ability to fight infection, anemia, liver disease and certain cancers can be discovered with this screening.”
  • Vitamin D Screening- $50: “This screening is used to provide you with a baseline level of Vitamin D. Vitamin D deficiency is now recognized as a worldwide problem. Your body requires Vitamin D to absorb calcium and plays an important role in protecting your bone health. Many studies also suggest an association between low Vitamin D levels and an increased risk of certain types of cancers, nerve disease, immune disease and heart disease.”
  • Colon Cancer Screening Kit- $30: “This take-home/mail-in kit checks for human blood in the stool. Also, learn about preventing colorectal cancer, one of the most preventable cancers, and current recommendations for further screening, including who/when should get a colonoscopy.”
  • Testosterone Screening- $40: “Tests the level of testosterone in your body. This screening is for both men and women.”

Contact us

If you are interested in volunteering or  having an educational booth, please contact Meghan Higman, RN, BSN, director of education, for more details. Email mhigman@swhealth.org 

Learn about our new partners, the Montelores Early Childhood Council at http://monteloresecc.org/

Education at SHS

Training & Education Resources


Southwest Health System’s education, training, and resource center is open to medical professionals, students and community members. We provide state licensing for healthcare professionals, as well as several continuing education courses. Our purpose and goal is to benefit local EMS agencies as well as the general public. Our classes are based on national EMS educational standards, with more affordable options and a higher first time pass rate for graduates.

AHA Authorized Training & SHS Training Schedules

Classes for Basic Life Support (BLS), Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Pediatric Advanced Life Support(PALS), First Aid and more are available through the American Heart Association Authorized Training Center at Southwest Health System.

Student & Medical Education

Southwest Health System offers programs that expose students to the field of healthcare. Shadowing, internships and various affiliations allow students to dive into different programs to see what sparks their interest. These programs allow students to gain valuable patient care experience to appreciate the true essence of working in a hospital setting.

Employee Education

Employee Education

Online education, tuition discounts and more!

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School-Based Health Center

School-Based Health Center

Caring for students close to home.

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*Mark your calendar for sports physicals, August 1st and 2nd, 2018, before school starts!*

The new Montezuma-Cortez High School has an on-site School-Based Health Center. It is located at 418 South Sligo Street in Cortez, Colorado.

School Based Health Center services

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To provide access to comprehensive primary and behavioral healthcare in a convenient, inviting environment.

ANY STUDENT enrolled in a Montezuma – Cortez RE-1 school who is between the ages of 3 and 21 is eligible to receive medical care. You do not have to be a student at MCHS to receive treatment.

No charge for visits to the nurse. Insurance will be billed for a provider visit. If you do not have insurance an enrollment specialist will help you. Care will be provided regardless of insurance status or ability to pay. Sports physicals are available for $31.

A parent or guardian must provide a signed consent for their student.

Some of the Services Offered:

  • Exams: sports, school, camp, head-start & preschool physicals • primary care • acute injury and illness • common concerns like acne, weight, menstruation • reproductive health • testing and treatment of STD/STIs • well-child checks • ImPACT Concussion Management • chronic care management for conditions like asthma and diabetes
  • Education: parent and student health • reproductive health • drug, tobacco and alcohol prevention and treatment
  • Counseling: drug and alcohol use • individual, group & families • nutritional • family planning
  • Mental & Behavioral Health: individual • group • families
  • Other: lab tests (limited) • medications and prescriptions (limited) • preventive dental care • immunizations • Colorado state insurance enrollment assistance

Office Coordinator: (970) 564-4855. Nancy Hoffheins, Administrative Assistant, RE-1 school health services: (970) 565-3722, x2145. After hours please contact the Walk-In Clinic at (970) 564-1037. In case of emergency, dial 911.

Download a flyer for the Southwest School-Based Health Center
Download a trifold brochure for the SBHC.
Download a consent form

Descargar un volante español para el Southwest School-Based Health Center (pdf)
Descargar un formulario de consentimiento

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School-Based Health Center Team 2018

School-Based Health Center Team 2018

Teresa Brown-Sanchez, FNP

Southwest Medical Group, School-Based Health Center at Montezuma-Cortez High School

Teresa Brown-Sanchez, FNP

Teresa Brown-Sanchez, FNP

Meet Teresa Brown-Sanchez, Nurse Practitioner

Teresa Brown-Sanchez is a nurse practitioner at the Southwest School-Based Health Clinic at Montezuma-Cortez High School. Teresa completed her undergraduate at Washburn University and her advanced training at University of Nebraska Medical Center. Teresa provides care for students at the School-Based Health Center and one of her specialties is diabetic care. She hopes that she can be a great resource for those living with diabetes or parents of children with diabetes.

Teresa’s interests include cheering on my children at sporting events, hiking, biking, boating, camping, and running half marathons. She said you can often spot her around town with her dog, Moose.

“My care philosophy is to provide the patient with the most comprehensive detailed map, with recommended routes, to get the patient to their health goals and then (accept/redirect/support) the patient if they choose a different route. As a nurse practitioner I strive to listen to the patient and hear what they expect from a visit rather than focusing on my health care provider agenda. I feel that with this listening approach I have uncovered many underlying problems for the patient.”

Contact the School-Based Health Center

Mike Gostlin, LP-C

Mike Gostlin, Behavioral Health Professional

Southwest Medical Group,
School-Based Health Center

418 South Sligo Street, Cortez, CO

Mindi Clark, RN

Mindi Clark, RN

Southwest Medical Group,
School-Based Health Center

418 South Sligo Street, Cortez, CO


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