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Mountain Family opens new clinic in Avon’s Chapel Square

Ali Longwell | Vail Daily

With a bigger and more central space, the organization is expanding access to affordable dental, medical and behavioral health care

Mountain Family Health Clinics’ new location in Avon’s Chapel Square is officially open to patients.

The clinic — which relocated from its Edwards location — will provide affordable dental, medical and behavioral health services to the community.

Mountain Family started providing health care services in Colorado’s mountain communities in 1978. In 2014, the organization opened its first clinic in the Eagle River Valley in Edwards. And since then, Mountain Family has been aiming to grow its services, sites and care delivery model in the valley, according to Ross Brooks, the CEO of Mountain Family.

“There’s about 7,400 low-income folks (defined as those living below 200% of the federal poverty level) in the Eagle River Valley that lack access to affordable care. That’s really our target, we’re aiming to serve those folks,” Brooks said.

In total, around 10,000 meet this income designation in Eagle County, and the vast majority are either uninsured, underinsured or covered by Medicaid, Brooks said.

“The expansion of the Avon Clinic last month allows us to serve up to 4,000 people a year,” he added.