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HRRMC Buena Vista Health Center

Walk-in clinics, primary care, orthopedics, cardiology, direct access testing and more

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HRRMC is currently mourning the loss of one of our own, family nurse practitioner John Daugherty.

Daugherty, a family nurse practitioner at BVHC, tragically passed away on Thursday, Mar. 4, 2021 in a motor vehicle accident while on his way to work that morning.

“We are completely saddened and mourning our co-worker and friend John Daugherty,” said Thomas White, M.D., medical director at BVHC. “John was a compassionate healer who cared deeply for his patients and colleagues. Our medical team at BVHC is wholeheartedly dedicated to providing each of John’s patients complete continuity of care as we all transition through this tragic time.

Daughtery, 46, joined HRRMC in November of 2014, and had an ease in connecting with diverse people and patients on all levels.

“We have lost a gifted nurse practitioner, and all-around wonderful person,” said Bob Morasko, HRRMC CEO. “John lived to serve our community. We offer our sincere condolences to John’s family and friends at this difficult time, and we are supporting our employees with professional counseling resources for coping with this sudden loss of a great colleague.”

The HRRMC Buena Vista Health Center (BVHC) is a full-service rural health clinic dedicated to providing exceptional and personalized care to the residents of northern Chaffee County. Patients can call to schedule an appointment with their primary care provider.

The walk-in clinic treats minor medical issues. We strive to see patients on a first-come, first-served basis, but ask for your patience as we do prioritize patients with more urgent medical needs.

HRRMC also has a weekly Orthopedics walk-in clinic on Thursdays during normal walk-in clinic hours. Orthopedic surgeon Dr. Ramon Perez sees patients on a first-come, first-served basis.

BVHC Expansion Project

PHASE I - now complete

2020 saw exciting new changes at the BVHC campus. Our 10,000 sq. ft. expansion project was developed from the ground up and completed in late January, 2021. The welcoming new facility comfortably houses expanded services in cardiac rehabilitation, rehabilitation, imaging, and lab in addition to Solvista Health's Behavioral Health Center.


Phase ll will include renovation of BVHC's former clinic and walk-in clinic. Offices will be moved into the new facility while construction begins, including a breezeway connecting the old and new buildings, and a decontamination room funded by a grant through the HRRMC Foundation.

Stay tuned for more updates on this new HRRMC addition.

Verbal Consent Forms

Please read the following applicable consent form(s) below prior to your visit, as we are authorizing verbal consents. If you have a telehealth appointment, you must review and provide verbal consent to both forms below.

Consent to Treat & Conditions of Service
Informed Consent for Telemedicine Services


HRRMC Buena Vista Health Center
28374 County Road 317
Buena Vista, CO 81211
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Phone Numbers

Phone: (719) 395-9048
Fax: (719) 395-9064

Hours of Operation

Health Center Hours:
Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Walk-in Clinic Hours:
Monday - Friday, 11 a.m. - 5:30 p.m
Saturday & Sunday, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Orthopedics Walk-in Clinic Hours:
Thursdays, 11 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Direct Access Lab Testing:
Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

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The Walk-in Clinic charges the same fees as the HRRMC Buena Vista Health Center charges during their normal business hours. The Buena Vista Health Center participates in Medicare and Health First Colorado (Medicaid). It is also a National Health Service Corps (NHSC) and Colorado Health Service Corps (CHSC) site.

As an NHSC and CHSC site, the clinic offers a sliding-fee payment scale for self-pay and uninsured patients based on income and family size. It is the policy of the HRRMC Buena Vista Health Center to provide essential services regardless of a patient's ability to pay. For more information about the sliding-fee payment scale and to download an application, click on the links below.

  • Click here to download the Sliding Fee Scale.
  • Click here to download our Discounted/Sliding Fee Schedule Application.

HRRMC has expanded its Direct Access Testing (DAT) program to the Buena Vista Health Center. Patients are able to order lab tests from a set menu of tests at discounted prices without a doctor's order. No appointment is necessary. Patients should register at the front desk. Cash, check or credit card payment is due at the time of service. Your insurance will not be billed. Anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Test results will be mailed to patients. It is your responsibility to share results with your medical provider. Click here to download our DAT brochure.

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Nondiscrimination Policy Notice

Buena Vista Health Center does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, disability, or age in admission, treatment, or publication in its programs, services, and activities, or in employment. For further information about this policy contact: Peter Edis, Compliance/Grievance Officer, at (719) 530-8202.