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Western's Campus Health Center offers counseling and medical services to full-time students, faculty and staff.

Counseling Center

Crystal Hall 104 | 970.642.4615

The Counseling Center provides opportunities for growth and change—promoting health and well-being. Counselors are available to give focus and support to Western clients in areas including adjustment, anxiety, depression, relationships and other issues.

  • Full-time students, faculty and staff are entitled to services.
  • Walk-ins welcome, appointments encouraged.
  • Additional support and resources are available at the Center for Mental Health.

Medical Clinic

Tomichi Hall 104 | 970.943.2707

The medical clinic is a satellite office of Gunnison Valley Health Family Medicine. A physician assistant or nurse practitioner provides routine medical care and management of common health problems, treatment of minor injuries and accidents, prescriptions, sports physicals, annual women's wellness exams (PAP smears) and contraceptives. There is an emphasis on health promotion, STD prevention and education.

  • Walk-ins welcome, appointments encouraged.

NOTE: This is not a free clinic and there are NO HMO providers in Gunnison County. Co-pays and/or deductibles will be collected at the time of visit.

Financial Policy

The Western Colorado University Health Center is a satellite of the Gunnison Family Medical Center and is subject to the same financial policy. Please read and understand the messages below. It's worth the few extra minutes. 

Financal Arrangements and Health Insurance

If you have medical insurance, we will work with you to help you receive your maximum allowable benefits.

Payments for services, including co pays, are due the time of services are rendered unless payment arrangements have been approved and a signed Payment Agreement is on file. We are happy to help you process your insurance claim form for your reimbursement.

We will gladly discuss your proposed treatment and answer any questions relating to your insurance.

Please note:

Your insurance is a contract between you and /or your employer and the insurance company. We're not a party to that contract (exceptions including Medicare, Medicaid, Rocky Mountain PPO, Anthem BCBS, Great West, Sloans Lake/Cofinity, and Sloans Lake/ Cofinity administered Aetna plans). You are responsible for providing us with current, accurate insurance information in the form of a card within 48 hours of your appointment. If you don't provide this information in time to comply with your insurance carrier’s timely filing requirements, you will be responsible for payment in full.

Our fees are generally considered to fall within the reasonable and customary range by most companies and therefore are covered up to the maximum allowance determined by each carrier. This applies only to companies who pay a percentage (such as 50 percent or 80 percent) of usual, customary and reasonable determined by most insurance companies.

Not all services are covered benefits under all contracts. Some insurance companies designate certain services they will not cover. We will gladly call for pre-certification, but it's important to understand that this doesn't guarantee payment. You're responsible for obtaining the necessary referrals and we will assist you with that process if necessary.
 

We emphasize that as healthcare providers our relationship is with you, not your insurance company. While the filing of insurance claims is a courtesy that we extend to our patients, all charges are your responsibility from the date the services are rendered. We realize that temporary financial problems may affect timely payment of your account. If such problems arise, we encourage you to contact us promptly for assistance in the management of your account. If it becomes necessary to use an outside collection agency to secure payment of any balance due, a 30 percent fee will be added to the account.

If you have any questions about the above information or any uncertainty regarding insurance coverage, please ask us.

Privacy Policy

THIS NOTICE DESCRIBES HOW MEDICAL INFORMATION ABOUT YOU MAY BE USED AND DISCLOSED, AND HOW YOU CAN GET ACCESS TO YOUR INFORMATION.

Please review it carefully.

The Western Colorado University Medical Health Center and the Gunnison Family Medical Center are dedicated to maintaining the privacy of your health information. You are being given this notice as a description of our legal duties and privacy practices concerning your personal health information. In general, whenever we need to release your health information, we must only release specific, limited information to achieve the purpose for which the information is being used or disclosed.

According to federal law and state statutes, as healthcare professionals, the Gunnison Family Medical Center must follow the privacy practices described in this notice.

We reserve the right to change the privacy practices described in this notice in accordance with the law. Changes to our privacy practices would apply to all health information that we maintain. If we change our privacy practices, you will be provided with a revised copy of the privacy notice at the time of your first visit.

We are legally required to:

  • Maintain the privacy of your health information.
  • Provide you with a written notice that outlines your rights relating to your health information.
  • To assist you in designating how your health information will be used and to whom it may be disclosed.

We don't need your authorization to release your information if it is released to:

  • Provide treatment to you.
  • Obtain payment for having treated you.
  • Operate this facility.
  • Any agency of authority that has the right to demand this information by law.

You have the following rights regarding your health information:

  • To inspect, copy or ask to amend your information.
  • To restrict certain uses and releases of information, and to receive a list of releases.

If you have questions or wish to make a complaint regarding your health information, please contact the Office Manager. We will not retaliate against you for filing a complaint.

Contact: Office Manager
Address: 707 N. Iowa St, Gunnison, CO 81230
Phone: 970.641.1771
Fax: 970.641.9017