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Women's Wellness Connection

Prevention is Powerful.

Women's Wellness Connection - Connect, get checked, be well

The healthier we are, the stronger we are in living our lives and caring for those around us. It all begins with how we care for ourselves and if we make our own health a priority. Annual wellness exams are a way to prevent illnesses and detect health issues early, when they are easiest to treat and survival rates are highest.

Contact us to see if you qualify for free cervical and breast cancer screening exams.

HRRMC is committed to offering cervical cancer screenings as well as state-of-the-art breast cancer diagnostic tools, including 2D and 3D mammography, to ensure early detection. Plus, our experienced healthcare team provides exceptional and compassionate treatment to patients throughout our region. Mammogram screenings are performed at HRRMC’s main campus in Salida.

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Make the connection

HRRMC’s Women’s Wellness Connection grant educates, empowers and encourages women to access annual wellness exams. We believe that a woman's choice to live in our region should not limit her ability to receive annual wellness exams. We also believe all women should have access to these services, regardless of income or insurance coverage.

Women’s Wellness clinic services are available at four convenient locations:


The Women’s Wellness Connection 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. Our Women’s 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.


The Women's Wellness Connection team

From left: Heather Roberts, Women's Health Clinic Services Coordinator; Melanie Critelli, Women's Health Coordinator; Crissy Supples, HRRMC Grant Writer; Lezlie Burkley, HRRMC Foundation Director; and Pamela Myers, HRRMC Administrative Assistant. Not pictured: Julia Fritz, Women's Health Outreach RN.

Get checked

Preventative screenings are extremely important. The main purpose is to detect cancer early—before there is pain or any other symptoms. That is when there is the best chance for a cure and to be well.

Contact Us

To determine your eligibility and navigate care, e-mail WWC Women’s Health Coordinator, Melanie Critelli, or call or text her at (719) 530-1065.

For clinical questions, call or text WWC Outreach RN Julia Fritz, NP, APRN at (719) 650-4450.

Encourage other women to get their annual wellness exam and to contact us for support.

For information or questions regarding the grant and donations, e-mail HRRMC Foundation Director Lezlie Burkley or call the HRRMC Foundation Office at (719) 530-2218.