About Us

Rocky Mountain Youth Clinics (RMYC) was established in 1996 by Dr. Larry Wolk, a Denver pediatrician who recognized a gap in the Colorado healthcare system that left many children without access to healthcare. Our mission is to provide accessible, affordable, high-quality health care and support programs to infants, children, and youth across Colorado regardless of their insurance status or family’s ability to pay.  We have grown from a single clinic that provided approximately 2,000 patient visits a year to a vast statewide network with 12 clinics that provide more than 64,000 visits to over 24,000 patients a year. Our dedicated and highly trained staff strive to provide a true medical home experience tor patients and a welcoming and culturally responsive environment for children and families of all backgrounds. More than 85% of the children we serve live in low-income households and every year, we provide over $1 million of free care to families who are uninsured or unable to afford health care services.  We treat our families with respect, compassion and understanding.

In 2016, RMYC  celebrated 20 years of connecting kids to healthy lives with medical, dental, and behavioral health care, nutrition and fitness education, emergency and supplemental food, early literacy and school readiness support, and linkages to community resources for other basic needs such as housing, transportation, food, and clothing. We hope you will take a few minutes to watch our videos to learn more about the extraordinary programs and services we offer.

 

In September 2016, we celebrated our 20th anniversary and honored our founder, Dr. Larry Wolk for his vision, dedication, and heartfelt care for the kids and families we serve.

 

  

2015 ANNUAL REPORT 

 

RMYC Core Values: HEALTH

Health Care Integration: We believe it takes a team of diverse and devoted professionals to provide services that  improve health outcomes. We are committed to providing comprehensive, high-quality, integrated care that includes medical, dental, and behavioral health care and family support services.  We coordinate services with our community partners and we empower patients and families with information and linkages to outside community resources so they can build a strong foundation for success and well-being.

Equity and Inclusiveness: We believe everyone should be welcomed and treated equally. Our programs and services are delivered in a manner that is sensitive to a family’s culture, language, beliefs and values.  We believe that our staff should be treated in the same manner.

Accessibility and Affordability: We strive to be accessible and offer affordable care to all our patients. Patients can schedule appointments during regular and extended hours and they can communicate with our clinical team in a variety of ways to get their needs met. Receiving health care services should not cause financial stress on families. We help families get the care they need, regardless of their ability to pay.

Love: We create a welcoming, compassionate, empathetic, respectful, safe and trustworthy environment for patients, their families, and  staff. We take the time to listen and understand patient needs and perspectives. Our patient families can trust that we have their best interests at heart.

Team: We believe that everyone plays an important role in the organization. Every staff member works to support the larger team and overall mission. We support one another through clear communication, respecting one another’s roles and responsibilities, working hard, collaborating and showing flexibility to get the job done. We have fun and make it a priority to maintain a healthy work-life balance.

High Standards: RMYC attracts top-notch talent and we strive to be a national model for comprehensive pediatric care.  We are experts in our fields and we are knowledgeable about medical interventions and community resources. We continually ask “How can we be better?” and we take action to improve. We are committed to providing high quality care to all our patients and their families.

 

Locations

As a medical home, RMYC provides comprehensive, accessible, compassionate, child and family-centered, and culturally responsive health care and social services in high need urban and rural communities across Colorado.  Click on any of the clinic names for more information.

Aurora Clinic
1550 So. Potomac Street, Suite 130
Aurora, CO 80012
Phone: 303.360.8111
Fax: 303.360.8088
Hours of Operation:   Monday – Friday: 8am-5pm

Denver Clinic
1601 E. 19th Avenue, Suite 6600
Denver, CO 80218
Phone: 303.869.2182
Fax: 303.869.1906
Hours of Operation:   Monday – Friday: 8am-5pm

Thornton Clinic
9197 Grant Street, Suite 200
Thornton, CO 80229
Phone: 303.450.3690
Fax: 303.450.3699
Hours of Operation:   Monday: 7am – 7pm, Tuesday – Friday: 7am – 5pm, Saturday: 8am – noon

 

School-Based Clinics
RMYC’s nine School Based Health Clinics (SBHC)  provide comprehensive, on-site primary health care services to students in schools with high rates of poverty and low rates of health insurance.  SBHC are located within a school building or on school grounds to make care easily accessible. SBHC serve more than 7,000 patients annually.

School Based Health Clinic Manager:  Ashley Coram

Crawford Elementary School – Crawford Kids Clinic
1600 Florence Street
Aurora, CO 80010
Phone: 303.326.2090
Fax: 303.326.2089
Hours of Operation:  Monday – Friday: 8am – 5pm
Extended Hours:        Tuesday 8am – 6pm

Laredo Elementary School – Kids Clinic at Laredo
1420 Laredo Street
Aurora, CO 80011
Phone: 303.326.1953
Fax: 303.326.2008
Hours of Operation:  Monday – Friday: 8am – 5pm
Extended Hours:        Thursday 8am – 6pm

Aurora Central High School – Trojan Wellness Center
11700 E. 11th Avenue
Aurora, CO 80010
Phone: 303.326.1570
Fax: 303.326.1571
Hours of Operation:  Monday, Wednesday and Friday: 9 am – 3 pm
Trojan Wellness Center serves only Aurora Central High School students.

The Health and Wellness Center at Centennial High School
330 East Laurel Street
Fort Collins, CO 80524
Phone: 970.488.4950
Hours of Operation:  Monday – Thursday: 7:30 am – 3:30 pm
Monday -Thursday for behavioral health services: 8 am – 1:30 pm
Program Director:    Merry Hummell

Roaring Fork School Health Centers
Please use the address and numbers listed at the Basalt Elementary School location to make appointments for all the Roaring Fork School Health Centers.

Basalt Elementary School
151 Cottonwood Drive
Basalt, CO 81621
Phone: 970.384.6060
Fax: 970.384.6069
Hours of Operation:  Monday – Friday: 8 am – 4:30 pm
Program Director:      Haidith Ramirez-Leon

Basalt Middle School
51 School Street
Basalt, CO 81621
Hours of Operation:  Monday, Wednesday and Friday: 12:30 pm – 4:30 pm, Tuesday and Thursday: 8 am – 4:30 pm
Program Director:      Haidith Ramirez-Leon

Basalt High School
600 Southside Drive
Basalt, CO 81621
Hours of Operation:  Monday, Wednesday and Friday: 8 am – 4:30 pm, Tuesday and Thursday: 8 am – 12 pm
Program Director:      Haidith Ramirez-Leon

Roaring Fork High School
2270 Hwy 133
Carbondale, CO 81623
Serves all students in Carbondale and Glenwood Springs schools, giving priority to students at Roaring Fork High School.
Hours of Operation:  Monday-Friday: 8 am – 4:30 pm
Program Director:      Haidith Ramirez-Leon

Southwest Open School
401 N. Dolores Road
Cortez, CO 81321
Phone: 970.565.1150
Fax: 970.564.1654
Hours of Operation:  Monday-Friday: 8:20 am – 4 pm
Program Director:      Shannon Wells