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Dermatologist Joins HRRMC

Board-certified Dermatologist and Dermatopathologist, Dr. Kathryn Echols is now offering services in the Outpatient Pavilion.


Current COVID-19 protocols

MASKS ARE REQUIRED when visiting any of our facilities, regardless of vaccination status. Thank you for your cooperation and patience in helping us protect our patients and staff.

Hospital: Up to two (2) visitors are allowed in the hospital at this time. Delivering mothers are allowed one (1) husband, wife or partner; and one (1) additional paid labor support member to be present during delivery (such as a Doula). Direct family members (such as grandparents and children) are allowed as visitors and will follow the visitation policy.

Outpatient Pavilion: Up to two (2) visitors are allowed at this time. Providers are seeing patients in person, and also offering telehealth visits, which are available by calling (719) 530-2000.

Buena Vista Health Center: Open for in-person visits. Well visits are also available via telehealth by calling (719) 395-9048. Walk-in clinic is operating business as usual.

Custer County Health Center: Providers are seeing patients in person. Appointments are available by calling (719) 783-2380.

Salida Health Center: Providers are seeing patients in person and also offering telehealth visits, which are available by calling (719) 530-2022.

Saguache Health Center: Family medicine, obstetrics and rehabilitation providers are seeing patients in person, and telehealth visits are also available by calling (719) 655-2531. Pharmacy pick up is available Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

COVID-19 Anti-viral and vaccine information

COVID-19 vaccinations and antiviral medicine are available at the Outpatient Pharmacy.

COVID-19 Testing

We continue to offer outpatient testing through our Emergency Department. In order to be eligible for testing, you must FIRST visit your primary care physician, who orders a COVID-19 test on your behalf.

Testing occurs Monday-Friday, 8-9 a.m. in the Emergency Department parking lot.

Please visit our COVID-19 page for more details, and our Current Services page for an overview on current offerings at each of our locations.

2019 Critical Access

Update to Patient Rights Effective September 1, 2022

If you need help paying a hospital bill, you can see if you qualify for discounted care. Please see attached information on the new law below:

Patient Rights: English

Patient Rights: Spanish

If you have questions, call Patient Financial Services at (719) 530-2475.

Serving Our Community Since 1885

Joint Commission Accreditation

Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center is an officially accredited Critical Access Hospital by The Joint Commission.

  • A nonprofit, community-focused Critical Access Hospital & Level IV Trauma Center
  • Part of a public hospital district encompassing Chaffee and parts of Saguache & Fremont counties
  • Providing services & specialties not typically found in rural locations
  • HRRMC Foundation provides financial support to facilitate innovative programs

Our Mission: To provide personalized and exceptional care close to home.

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