School-Based Health Center


The Pulse School Based Health Center

Solvista Health has combined forces with Cañon City Schools and Valley-Wide Health Systems to offer school-based health services to students enrolled in Cañon City Schools.The Pulse school-based health clinic offers medical, dental and behavioral health services in one centrally located clinic at Cañon City Middle School. Services are also available to school district staff and school-aged family members of students and staff.

To get started with services at the Pulse Health Clinic, click below to download the Consent Form. Please print, fill out and bring the completed form to the clinic.

Download consent form

Services available at The Pulse include:

  • Physical exams (sports physicals)
  • Vaccinations
  • Minor injuries and illness
  • Helping manage issues like asthma, allergies and diabetes
  • Dental
  • Talking with a mental health professional about:
    • feelings of sadness
    • feelings of anxiety
    • behavioral concerns
    • trauma
    • substance use
    • thoughts of harm or suicide
    • family conflict
    • managing stress
  • Prescriptions and medications
  • Health and wellness education
  • Reproductive health
  • Referrals for other providers
    and clinics

Does a parent need to be present for the student to receive services?

At Solvista health, we believe the involvement of a supportive adult (parent/guardian/caregiver) in a young person’s mental health care is important to help achieve the best therapeutic outcome. Family therapy, along with individual therapy, are key components of mental health care for children and youth. Colorado State law allows students 12 years and older to seek and consent for behavioral health services on their own. In these circumstances, the clinical therapist will provide supportive services in addition to encouraging the youth, when appropriate, to involve a supportive adult (parent/guardian/caregiver).

How much will it cost for my child to receive services at The Pulse?

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. Sometimes insurance companies require the collection of co-payments and deductibles for services provided and, therefore, any applicable co-payments and deductibles will be collected from the student’s parent or guardian.
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Access Health Services Through The Pulse

The Pulse school based health center offers medical, dental and behavioral health services in one centrally located clinic at Cañon City Middle School.

Download consent form