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Mountain Family Health Centers opens new clinic in Rifle

Post Independent Staff Report
Glenwood Springs, CO, Colorado
Contributed photoThe new Mountain Family Health Centers clinic in Rifle will open on Monday, June 20, offering medical and dental services. Any person in need of care is welcome, regardless of ability to pay.

RIFLE, Colo. – After breaking ground on a new clinic in Rifle in September, Mountain Family Health Centers is ready to open the doors to the public on Monday, June 20.

The new 9,000-square-foot facility will provide primary care to area residents, and features a five-station dental suite, a first for Mountain Family, which also operates offices in Glenwood Springs, Basalt and Black Hawk.

A grand opening open house event is scheduled for Friday, Aug. 12.

“Everyone worked hard to bring this project to fruition, from the county to the contractors to our own staff,” said David Adamson, executive director of Mountain Family Health Centers. “We’re all excited about the new facility, and look forward to better serving patients living in western Garfield County and the surrounding area.”

Funding for the expansion came from:

• American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (the Obama administration’s stimulus money), $554,290

• Colorado Health Foundation, $450,000

• Colorado Department of Local Affairs block grant, $450,000

• Caring for Colorado, $150,000

• Gates Family Foundation, $90,000

• Boettcher Foundation, $50,000

• Aspen Community Foundation, $50,000

• El Pomar Foundation, $30,000

• EnCana Energy, $25,000

“We’re extremely grateful to all of these funding sources for their commitment to providing access to health care for people of all socioeconomic levels,” said Adamson.

Dr. Garry Millard is the new dental director for the Rifle facility. He is a board certified specialist in periodontics. He is an expert in treating gum problems, and in placing dental implants, having placed more than 1,000 implants successfully in private practice in Northern California.

Millard has six years of experience in general dentistry prior to becoming a specialist. He will work with another dentist who loves treating children of all ages, so between the two dentists, they will be able to treat a wide variety of dental problems, from simple to complex.

All dental assistants are bilingual, and are eager to offer a pleasant dental experience in the new facility.

Mountain Family Health Centers operates as a nonprofit organization, with the mission of providing high quality primary health care in the communities they serve, with special consideration for the medically under-served and uninsured.

Their providers offer patients the full range of primary health care services. Any person in need of care is welcome, regardless of ability to pay.

Most private insurances are accepted, Medicaid and Medicare, and sliding scale programs and other assistance programs are available for anyone who is uninsured.

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