Melissa Churchill, CNP

Melissa Churchill, CNP

Southwest Medical Group Primary Care:
Family Medicine • Immunizations

1311-A N. Mildred Road, Suite D • Cortez, CO 81321
Phone: 970-565-8556 • Fax: 970-564-1134

 

 

 

 

Education

Master of Science in Nursing; Family Nurse Practitioner, Frontier Nursing University

Associate Degree of Nursing, Pueblo Community College, Durango, Colorado

Meet Melissa

Melissa worked as a RN for ten years at Southwest Memorial Hospital, Montezuma County Health Department and Planned Parenthood.  She attended graduate school at Frontier Nursing University and became a Family Nurse Practitioner with a focus on rural health care.  Melissa is board certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. She enjoys hiking, biking, cooking and traveling. Melissa Churchill practices at Southwest Medical Group in Cortez.

A CNP is an RN who has additional education and training in a specialty area, such as family practice or pediatrics. CNPs have a master’s degree in nursing and board certification in their specialty. For example, a pediatric CNP has advanced education, skills, and training in caring for infants, children, and teens. CNPs are authorized to diagnose illnesses, treat conditions, and provide evidence-based health education to their patients.

Crysta Jones, PA-C

Crysta Jones PA-C

Crysta Jones, PA-C

Southwest Medical Group, Mancos Valley
Family Medicine, Pediatrics

111 East Railroad Ave • Mancos, CO 81328
970-533-9125

Crysta Jones is a certified Physician Assistant. She joins us from Midland Texas where she practiced as a Physician Assistant for the past 7 years. Crysta received her PA-C from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, School of Allied Health Physician Assistant program and has a Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies. She completed her undergraduate studies at Wayland Baptist University with a BS in Biology and Chemistry.

Physician assistants (PAs) are medical providers who are licensed to diagnose and treat illness and disease and prescribe medication for patients. ​

She has a special interest in diabetes and has experience in a wide array of procedures. Crysta has a strong rapport with patients, focuses on building relationships, and emphasizes individualized, personal care.

School-Based Medical Care Icon Image - Southwest Health System

School-Based Health Center

Southwest School-Based Health Center at Montezuma Cortez High School
418 South Sligo Street in Cortez, Colorado, 970-564-4855

About the School-Based Health Center for RE-1

School-Based Health Center services

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

Who: 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 or your child does not have to be enrolled at M-CHS to receive care.

Cost: No charge for visits to the school 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.

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

Cortez School Clinic Services Offered:

Exams

  • Sports, school, camp,

    School-Based Health Center Team 2018

    School-Based Health Center Team 2018

  • 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
  • Chronic care management for conditions like asthma and diabetes

ImPACT Concussion Management

Education

  • Parent and student health
  • Reproductive health
  • Drug, tobacco and alcohol prevention and treatment

Counseling – *Counselors visit Cortez Middle School, schedule varies.

  • Drug and alcohol use
  • Individual, group & families
  • Nutrition counseling
  • Family planning

Mental & Behavioral Health

  • Individual
  • Group
  • Families

Other:

  • Lab tests (limited)
  • Medications and prescriptions (limited)
  • Preventive dental care by appointment
  • Immunizations
  • Colorado state insurance enrollment assistance

School CLinic RE-1 LogoContact: (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


School-Based Medical Care Icon Image - Southwest Health System

Southwest School-Based Health Center at Montezuma Cortez High School
418 South Sligo Street in Cortez, Colorado, 970-564-4855

About the School-Based Health Center for RE-1

School-Based Health Center services

Click to Enlarge

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

Who: 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 or your child does not have to be enrolled at M-CHS to receive care.

Cost: No charge for visits to the school 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.

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

Cortez School Clinic Services Offered:

Exams

  • Sports, school, camp,

    School-Based Health Center Team 2018

    School-Based Health Center Team 2018

  • 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
  • Chronic care management for conditions like asthma and diabetes

ImPACT Concussion Management

Education

  • Parent and student health
  • Reproductive health
  • Drug, tobacco and alcohol prevention and treatment

Counseling – *Counselors visit Cortez Middle School, schedule varies.

  • Drug and alcohol use
  • Individual, group & families
  • Nutrition counseling
  • Family planning

Mental & Behavioral Health

  • Individual
  • Group
  • Families

Other:

  • Lab tests (limited)
  • Medications and prescriptions (limited)
  • Preventive dental care by appointment
  • Immunizations
  • Colorado state insurance enrollment assistance

School CLinic RE-1 LogoContact: (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



 

Teresa Brown-Sanchez, FNP

Teresa Brown-Sanchez, FNP

Southwest Medical Group,
School-Based Health Center

 

418 South Sligo Street, Cortez, CO
970-564-4855

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.”

Mike Gostlin, LP-CMike Gostlin, Behavioral Health Professional

Southwest Medical Group,
School-Based Health Center

418 South Sligo Street, Cortez, CO
970-564-4855

Mindi Clark, RNMindi Clark, RN

Southwest Medical Group,
School-Based Health Center

418 South Sligo Street, Cortez, CO
970-564-4855