Federico F. Peña Family Health Center Opens to the Public
April 18, 2016
Denver Health is the largest provider of care for the underserved in Denver and we operate the largest community health network in the nation. Over the last fifty years, we have created a system of eight family health centers throughout the city of Denver to reach people in need, making medical care available and affordable for more than 110,000 patients each year.
West Denver is home to some of the most concentrated poverty in our city. Not coincidentally, this area is also host to the largest concentration of Denver Health’s patient population. In Southwest Denver in particular, many residents are uninsured and there are more school-aged children who live in poverty and do not use health services than in any other part of the city.
Transportation is a major hurdle for many of these residents, and a critical issue for access to health care. If health care services are not nearby and easily accessible by public transportation, the barrier can seem too great to overcome. With higher rates of obesity, cardiovascular disease and type II diabetes than seen elsewhere in Denver, Southwest Denver is facing significant health care issues.
Denver Health is addressing these issues, and are proud to announce the recent opening of the Federico F. Peña Family Health Center. The new 45,000 square-foot clinic that opened on April 18, offers comprehensive primary and preventative care for patients of all ages and includes: Family Medicine and Primary Care, an Urgent Care Clinic, with extended and weekend hours, Women’s Health Services, WIC Food and Nutrition Services, Mental Health Services, Pediatric Care, Dental Care, Laboratory Services, Full-Service Pharmacy, Radiology, and Enrollment Services to name a few.
Denver Health through it's new Federico F. Peña Family Health Center is poised to make a tremendous difference in expanding health care access and improving health outcomes in West Denver. Support from the community has and continues to be essential to making our vision a reality. Thank you to our many generous donors who have contributed to the Federico F. Peña Family Health Center. Your dollars will have a substantial impact on the residents of this quadrant of our city.
To see photos of our recent Federico F. Peña Family Health Center donor appreciation party click here.