School Health Center Near Completion

Cañon City, CO – The Pulse school-based health center at Cañon City Middle School is nearing completion.  Members of the planning team including Cañon City Schools, Solvista Health and Valley-Wide Health Systems toured the new facility to see progress.  Construction is scheduled to be completed in two weeks followed by installation of equipment and furnishings.  The clinic opening is planned for August.

The Pulse health clinic will serve enrolled students, school district staff, siblings of students and children of staff, zero to five years old.  The clinic will bring healthcare providers into the school so students can avoid health related absences and receive the support they need to succeed in the classroom. The Pulse will be staffed by a multi-disciplinary team of medical, dental, and mental health professionals.

Services will include things like: Physical exams (sports physicals); Vaccinations; Minor injuries and illness; Help managing issues like asthma, allergies, and diabetes; Dental care;  Talking with a mental health professional about feelings of sadness, anxiety, substance use issues, thoughts of harm or suicide and managing stress; Prescriptions; and referrals to other providers.

Services will be provided on a sliding fee scale based on family income for those that have no insurance and do not qualify for Medicaid or CHP+.  No child will be refused services based on an inability to pay. To help sustain the student health center, a student’s insurance may be billed.

If you have questions about The Pulse school-based health center, e-mail



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