School-Based Health Center
Caring for students close to home.
*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.
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.
Teresa Brown-Sanchez, FNP
Southwest Medical Group, School-Based Health Center at Montezuma-Cortez High School
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.”
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