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Avon school clinic hosting opening celebration on Wednesday evening

AVON — Mountain Family Health Centers is holding a Wednesday opening celebration at its clinic at Avon Elementary School. The event runs from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., with brief presentations at 6 p.m.

Those who attend can enjoy grill burgers and hot dogs with healthy side dishes, take clinic tours and meet the Mountain Family team, along with local school and public officials.

"We're thrilled with the opportunity to work with the Eagle County Schools to provide affordable, comprehensive healthcare services to learners and their families throughout Eagle County," Mountain Family Health Centers CEO Ross Brooks. "This partnership will help to ensure healthier kids and families for decades to come."

About Mountain Family

Mountain Family Health Centers provides comprehensive medical, dental, and behavioral health services to more than 17,000 Coloradans annually in Eagle, Garfield, Pitkin, and Rio Blanco counties. The Avon School Based Health Center will be Mountain Family Health Centers' fifth healthcare delivery location in Western Colorado and the first school-based site. Current Mountain Family Health Centers sites are in Edwards, Basalt, Glenwood Springs, and Rifle.

Dedicated to quality Care

"We are so proud to partner with a quality organization like Mountain Family Health Centers to ensure that our students and families have access to affordable high quality health care and support services. The Avon School Based Health Center at Avon Elementary School provides comprehensive services at a central location with easy access for many of our families," Eagle County Schools Superintendent Dr. Jason Glass said.

Eagle County Schools serves pre-kindergarten through 12th grade students from Vail to Dotsero, including McCoy and Bond. Eagle County Schools employs 830 professionals serving nearly 6,800 students. Of Eagle County students, 33 percent are English language learners and 42 percent participate in the free or reduced lunch program, which helps lower-income families with access to nutritional meals.

Clinic Services Available

Service at Avon Elementary School began July 11. Mountain Family Health Centers is providing services throughout the summer and school year. Services include:

• Well-child checks (0 — 18 years of age).

• Immunizations, including flu.

• Acute visits including cold, cough, earaches, stomach, etc.

• Allergies and asthma.

• Reproductive wellness.

• Behavioral health.

• Dental services (0-21 years of age)

Mountain Family Health Centers accept all forms of health insurance, including Health First Colorado (Colorado's Medicaid), Child Health Plan Plus (CHP+), Medicare, private and commercial insurance. Uninsured patients are served on a sliding fee scale, based on the patient's ability to pay, and payments can be as little as $7 for low-income, uninsured patients on the Colorado Indigent Care Program.