WESTMINSTER, COLO. (May 1, 2020) – On May 1, Kids First Health Care will open a pediatric health center at the 84th Avenue Neighborhood Health Center located at 2551 West 84th Avenue in Westminster. This is a temporary location until August 1 for the clinic normally located at the Early Childhood Center (ECC) at Gregory Hill.
Westminster Public Schools (WPS) is completing extensive renovations at the Gregory Hill ECC over the summer, thanks to the passage of the mill levy override in 2018. The pediatric health center at Gregory Hill ECC will be renovated and reopen for the fall semester. In the meantime, Kids First is partnering with Centura Health for a temporary clinic location.
“Kids First remains committed to serving children and teens in the Westminster community,” said Whitney Gustin Connor, Executive Director of Kids First Health Care. “We appreciate our ongoing partnership with WPS, and we are grateful to Centura Health for providing a temporary clinic location. Kids First is working hard to meet evolving community needs by offering telehealth services and assistance with health insurance and other resources during the unprecedented COVID-19 crisis.”
The clinic location will provide a variety of health care services for infants, children, and teens, including immunizations/shots, annual check-ups and sports physicals, visits for sickness and injury, confidential teen health services, and health education. Telehealth services are also available for mental health and primary care visits, including concerns about non-emergency COVID-19 symptoms.
The health center does not have the capacity to test for COVID-19. To reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission, children and family members with COVID-19 symptoms or infected household members should not visit our health centers. However, families who are concerned about non-emergency COVID-19 symptoms can set up a telehealth appointment.
Kids First signage will be available soon. In the meantime, families may access the Kids First health clinic by following directions to the former “Senior Health Clinic” adjacent to the Emergency Room entrance off Alcott Street. A Kids First staff member will be seated in the lobby to welcome families. Parking is available in the patient and visitor parking lot near the entrance.
New patients are welcome at the clinic. Parents must complete an enrollment form for their children to receive care at the health center. The enrollment form can be completed online or in person. Families can call 303-428-4384 to get more information or make an appointment.
Children do not need to have insurance to receive care at the health center or use the telehealth services. Kids First accepts Health First Colorado (Medicaid), Child Health Plan Plus (CHP+), and some private insurance. Kids First can also help with applying for health insurance through Medicaid and CHP+ over the phone.
To protect public health and safety, Kids First has implemented a stringent cleaning policy and is disinfecting the health center throughout the day after each patient visit. Kids First requests that all families call prior to visiting the clinic and only one parent or guardian accompany each patient to their appointment. In addition, Kids First is reserving morning appointments at the health center for well visits and afternoon appointments for sick visits.
About Kids First Health Care: Kids First Health Care is committed to improving the health and well-being of infants, children, and youth through providing primary and preventive health services in partnership with schools and other community organizations. Kids First operates eight school-based health centers and community pediatric centers throughout Adams County and provides school nursing services for two Adams County school districts. https://www.kidsfirsthealthcare.org