Custer County Medical Center is a service of the West Custer County Hospital District, which is a Colorado special district funded by property taxes, charitable donations, patient fees, and reimbursements from private and public insurance providers.
Our growing team provides outpatient primary care for all ages, limited emergency care, referrals, basic x-rays, laboratory services, on-site physical therapy and visiting specialists. Our Medical Center – often called our “clinic” – is open five days each week, with extended hours on three of those days. We host a pharmacy dispensing machine to provide selected drugs prescribed by our medical providers. Learn more about our services here.
Our goal is always to avoid or minimize chronic physical and mental conditions. And beyond diagnosing health issues and helping patients recover, we work to prevent disease throughout our community and help our neighbors reach their healthy potentials.
While we remain part of an independent hospital district, overseen by an elected board of directors, we are steadily increasing our cooperation with Salida’s Heart of the Rockies Medical Center. Already this includes regular visits by an HRMC-affiliated orthopedic practice, as well as a long list of affordable, patient-paid direct-access laboratory services. Look for more services and specialties to become available in Westcliffe as our relationship with HRMC grows.
In 1988, the voters of Custer County approved the formation of the West Custer County Hospital District, which incorporates and funds both our Medical Center and Custer County Emergency Medical Services. The full board comprises five directors who oversee separate budgets and policies for the Medical Center and EMS. Learn more about our special district structure and history here.
We focus on patient-centered care, and our team of providers and staff makes that possible. Learn more about them below.