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Custer County Health Center

Serving Westcliffe and the surrounding region of Colorado’s Wet Mountain Valley

rural medical clinic

Receive primary care, laboratory testing, basic x-rays and physical therapy services. Plus, visit our weekly orthopedics walk-in clinic on Wednesdays and get bi-monthly access to cardiology, audiology, gynecology and optometry.

Dr. G. Marcus Stephens and Dr. Joel Schaler provide family medicine and primary care along with family nurse practitioner Maria Duran-Shy.

Orthopedic surgeon Dr. Ramon Perez and PA Beth Pack offer a weekly orthopedic walk-in clinic on Wednesdays.

Several HRRMC specialists visit the clinic each month, including cardiologist Kenneth Wool, M.D., audiologist Robert Furby, M.S. and gynecologist Tiffany Rhodes, M.D. Additionally, Sean Claflin, O.D., provides optometry services.

HRRMC provides weekly direct access testing on Wednesdays, and local pharmacy delivery services are available for pick up every day the clinic is open. You do not have to be a patient of the clinic to utilize our pharmacy services.

Van Transport Services

Once a week on Thursdays, and as-needed by special arrangement - HRRMC will pick you up at CCHC at noon, drive you to HRRMC's main campus in Salida for any specialist appointments, tests or services and drive you back to CCHC by 5 p.m. This service is FREE of charge.

Women's Wellness Clinical Services

HRRMC's Women’s Wellness Connection (WWC) program offers free cervical cancer screenings/Pap smear tests and free breast cancer screenings/mammograms to women who qualify.

To be eligible, women must be between the ages of 21-64 years old, living within a specific income level, be uninsured or underinsured and reside in Chaffee, Saguache, Custer, western Fremont, western Park or Lake Counties.

Our Women’s Wellness Connection team provides the support you need to navigate the healthcare system. Community Health Coordinator Melanie Critelli can help to connect you with doctors, schedule appointments and answer questions about preventative screenings – all at no cost to you.

Ask about this program in our clinic, or call (719) 530-1065 to learn more.

Verbal Consent Forms

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

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


Custer County Health Center
704 Edwards Ave.
Westcliffe, CO 81252

Phone Number

Main phone number: (719) 783-2380
Fax: (719) 783-2377

Hours of Operation

Family Medicine:
Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Orthopedics walk-in clinic:
Wednesdays, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Rehabilitation Services:
Call (719) 783-2380, ext. 12 for an appointment

Direct Access Lab Testing:
Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

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While this is a rural clinic, it serves as a gateway to more advanced or acute services you may need. Local providers and support staff can help stabilize patients and see that Custer County Emergency Medical Services transports them to higher-level care.

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