Welcome to the Health Center at Auraria, accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC). Our medical personnel are committed to providing students, faculty and staff on the Auraria Campus with high quality medical care, informative health education and accurate health insurance assistance, in a safe and supportive environment that welcomes diversity.
The Health Center at Auraria is a tri-institutional department that serves students, faculty and staff from all three colleges on the Auraria campus, as well as personnel from the Auraria Higher Education Center. Our on-campus facility provides X-ray services, a medical laboratory and a prescription dispensing outlet. All medical personnel are trained to address urgent care concerns, primary care illnesses and injuries, chronic medical conditions and preventive health care and wellness.
Our department is contracted as an “in-network medical provider” for most of the health insurance carriers in the State of Colorado. Please check with us to determine if your current insurance plan is one for which we are authorized. For individuals without health insurance or those who might be insured by a plan we are not contracted with, the Health Center offers a cost-saving “50% Self-Pay Discount Program”. This program will allow these patients to reduce the cost of all service related charges by 50%. Contact the Health Center for more information on this program.
The Health Center is staffed by primary care physicians, physician’s assistants, nurse practitioners and a variety of allied health professionals. In addition, specialist physicians in sports medicine/orthopedics, psychiatry and GYN are also on staff. All personnel are specially trained to address the unique needs of college students, faculty and staff.
Hours of operation are Monday through Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. To schedule an appointment, please call 303-556-2525. You may also “walk-in” without an appointment and we will attempt to see you the same day when open appointment slots are available. When walking-in, it is best to come earlier in the day before all appointment slots are taken. For after-hours mental health and victim assistance needs please call our 24/7 Crisis Line at 303-352-4455 to be connected with a professional counselor.
The department also sponsors the “Healthy Pursuits” program in collaboration with Campus Recreation at Auraria. This program offers a variety of movement, exercise and strength/conditioning classes, such as yoga, Pilates, Zumba and personal training. For a complete schedule of these activities go to: http://www.msudenver.edu/healthcenter/events/.
When you are seen by a clinician at the Health Center the provider will often inquire about how you are doing academically. The goal of this inquiry is to ensure that you have the resource(s) needed to assist you in determining solutions to any academic or personal concerns you may encounter. In addition, students can simply stop by the Health Center front desk anytime and ask to talk to one of our “Academic Referral Coordinators” (without being seen by a clinician), when institutional resources are needed for any reason.
All of us at the Health Center at Auraria wish you well. We are here to serve you and hope that you consider us for your medical needs. Please browse our web-site to become more familiar with our services and offerings.