School Based Health Center

Bringing Health Care to Schools

In 2012, Grand River Hospital District proudly opened Grand River Student Health Center in Rifle.  Rifle’s Student Health Center is the second school-based health clinic in our service area.  The first, Grand River Student Health Center in Parachute, opened late 2010.

Statistics show that students miss less school, learn easier and get the health care they need when school-based health care is available. Parents also miss less work when there is an accessible and inexpensive option for their child’s health care needs.

Grand River Student Health Centers are staffed by a licensed nurse practitioner, mental health therapist and coordinator. Services include physical exams, immunizations, routine lab tests and throat cultures, prescriptions and medications, care for acute injury and illness, management of chronic illnesses such as asthma, parent and student wellness education programs and referrals to community providers and agencies. A mental health therapist is also on staff to help patients through a wide range of issues including depression, addictions and adjusting to life at home or school. For hours and more information visit our website or call 970-285-5719 for Parachute clinic or 970-665-7922 for Rifle clinic.

Grand River Student Health Centers offer affordable care that is available to students and staff of Garfield County School District #16 in Parachute and Garfield School District No. Re-2 in Rifle. No student will ever be denied services because of inability to pay and fees may be waived if necessary. If patients do not have insurance, only a $20 flat fee for the office visit is collected.

Grand River Student Health Centers are made possible by a grant from the Colorado Health Foundation and community partnerships that include Community Advisory Committees, Garfield County School District #16, Garfield School District No. Re-2 and Colorado West Mental Health Services.


Grand River Student Health Center in Parachute

970.285.5719  |  100 East 2nd Street


Grand River Student Center in Rifle

970.665.7922  |  703 Railroad Avenue




Our mission is to improve the health and well being of our communities.