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School health clinic at MCHS

Our students' health is important to us.  Physical and mental health can impact a student's ability to learn and thrive.

ANY STUDENT enrolled in the district who is between the ages of 3 and 21 is eligible to receive medical care. Students do not have to be enrolled at MCHS to receive care. 

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Southwest School-Based Health Center at 

Montezuma Cortez High School
418 South Sligo Street in Cortez, Colorado, 970-564-4855

About the School-Based Health Center for RE-1

School-Based Health Center services

Why: To provide access to comprehensive primary and behavioral healthcare in a convenient, inviting environment.

Who: ANY STUDENT enrolled in a Montezuma – Cortez RE-1 school who is between the ages of 3 and 21 is eligible to receive medical care. You or your child does not have to be enrolled at M-CHS to receive care.

Cost: No charge for visits to the school nurse. Insurance will be billed for a provider visit. If you do not have insurance an enrollment specialist will help you. Care will be provided regardless of insurance status or ability to pay. Sports physicals are available for $31.

How: A parent or guardian must provide a signed consent for their student.

Cortez School Clinic Services Offered:


  • Sports, school, camp,
  • head-start & preschool physicals
  • Primary care
  • Acute injury and illness
  • Common concerns like acne, weight, menstruation
  • Reproductive health
  • Testing and treatment of STD/STIs
  • Well-child checks
  • Chronic care management for conditions like asthma and diabetes

ImPACT Concussion Management


  • Parent and student health
  • Reproductive health
  • Drug, tobacco and alcohol prevention and treatment

Counseling – *Counselors visit Cortez Middle School, schedule varies.

  • Drug and alcohol use
  • Individual, group & families
  • Nutrition counseling
  • Family planning

Mental & Behavioral Health

  • Individual
  • Group
  • Families


  • Lab tests (limited)
  • Medications and prescriptions (limited)
  • Preventive dental care by appointment
  • Immunizations
  • Colorado state insurance enrollment assistance

Partnership with Southwest Health 

The health clinic at MCHS is made possible through a partnership with Southwest Health Systems.  

Teresa Brown-Sanchez, FNP

Teresa Brown-Sanchez, FNP

Southwest Medical Group,
School-Based Health Center

418 South Sligo Street, Cortez, CO

Meet Teresa Brown-Sanchez, Nurse Practitioner

Teresa Brown-Sanchez is a nurse practitioner at the Southwest School-Based Health Clinic at Montezuma-Cortez High School. Teresa completed her undergraduate at Washburn University and her advanced training at University of Nebraska Medical Center. Teresa provides care for students at the School-Based Health Center and one of her specialties is diabetic care. She hopes that she can be a great resource for those living with diabetes or parents of children with diabetes.

Teresa’s interests include cheering on my children at sporting events, hiking, biking, boating, camping, and running half marathons. She said you can often spot her around town with her dog, Moose.

“My care philosophy is to provide the patient with the most comprehensive detailed map, with recommended routes, to get the patient to their health goals and then (accept/redirect/support) the patient if they choose a different route. As a nurse practitioner I strive to listen to the patient and hear what they expect from a visit rather than focusing on my health care provider agenda. I feel that with this listening approach I have uncovered many underlying problems for the patient.”

Mindi Clark, RNMindi Clark, RN

Southwest Medical Group,
School-Based Health Center

418 South Sligo Street, Cortez, CO

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