Nearly 100 stakeholders and community members gathered for a ribbon cutting ceremony held on Monday, Oct. 11, for the new Clear Creek County Health & Wellness Center.
The project was developed by Clear Creek County, designed by TreanorHL, and constructed by Alliance Construction Solutions. The project received grant funding, as well as additional funding from the Henderson Mine and Gates Family Foundation. Other stakeholders include representatives from Henderson Mill, Colorado Health Foundation, Freeport-McMoRan Foundation, Centura Health, St. Anthony’s Hospital, Pisula Development Company, and Henderson Mine.
The 12,000-square-foot Health & Wellness Center, which has been the culmination of over 10 years of work, replaces Idaho Springs’ former facility in the 1,335 square foot historic Jacob House. Numerous representatives from Clear Creek County spoke at the event to express their excitement at the completion of the project.
The Center is an all-in approach to collaborative care and could become the new model for rural health care delivery. For this reason, many of the project’s funders see the project as an investment in rural health everywhere.
The facility will house primary care, state and federal eligibility programs, mental and behavioral health, Clear Creek County public health, a special supplemental nutrition program for women, infants and children, and other CDPHE CORE services.
It is estimated that the Health & Wellness Center will receive 14,710 primary health care visits every year. The increase in capacity and collaboration is expected to directly impact an average of 4,695 residents per year.