School-Based Health Center - DHS

Durango School District 9-R and Pediatric Partners of the Southwest have partnered to provide a fully functioning Health Center at Durango High School. All primary care services including behavioral health are offered at the Health Center during business hours Monday-Friday during the school year, with summer hours offered as well. Students will be billed for services provided in accordance with any insurance benefits. A sliding fee scale is offered for those students who qualify.

School-based health centers offer health care services in a familiar environment with less time out of class for students, and less time away from work for parents.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who can be seen at the Health Center?
Any child age 0-21 who resides in La Plata County

What services are offered at the Health Center?

  • Well Child exams and Sports Physicals
  • Immunizations
  • Chronic care management, such as asthma or diabetes
  • Acute illness and injury treatment
  • On-site basic laboratory testing, such as strep, urine, mono, and other office-based tests
  • Behavioral health services including emotional and substance use screening and interventions
  • Basic reproductive care
  • Diagnosis, treatment, and counseling for sexually transmitted diseases

Are services confidential?
Patient information provided at the SBHCs is confidential according to all State and Federal privacy laws.

What are the hours?
The Health Center is open Monday-Friday 8:30-4:30 during the school year, excepting school holidays. Summer hours are also offered.

What does my student need to be seen at the Health Center?
An enrollment form can be downloaded here (see below). Please complete, sign, and return to the Health Center, or to [email protected]

How do I make an appointment?
You may call Pediatric Partners of the Southwest at (970) 375-0100.  Same day appointments are available by calling (970) 375-0100.