Thank You Elks!

Thank you Elks for grant to SBHC

Barbara Artimez, Laureen Murray, and Kathee Mahar (left to right)

Elks Present $2,500 Grant

The Cripple Creek-Victor Mountain Health Center, School Based Health Center, and Cripple Creek School District would like to thank the Cripple Creek Elk’s Lodge BPOE #316 and the Elk’s National Foundation for a $2,500 grant that they have awarded to support our students. The Elk’s have generously been writing grants to support the health needs of our students for the past six years. This year the Elk’s partnered with: Linda Hewett, Nurse Practitioner in the School Based Health Center, (who provided the recipe for hummus), LeGree’s Venture Foods (who generously provided ingredients), local Elks’-Barbara Artimez and Kathee Mahar (who generously gave of her time and provided materials), and gave samples of homemade hummus to student’s, Laureen Murray, RN, School Nurse assisted with making hummus, and fun was had by all. This was very well received by the students, and many of them were excited to be trying a new and healthy food. This grant funding is used for medications (i.e. antibiotics, asthma inhalers, eye medications, etc.), dental needs for children, and x-rays, to name a few.   Thank you Cripple Creek Elk’s Lodge BPOE #316 and the Elk’s National Foundation for helping our students stay healthy and in school, as well as your commitment to support children and this community.

The partnership with Penrose Physician’s Health Group and the Cripple Creek-Victor Mountain Health Center, that is located within Cresson Elementary School, is running seamlessly, as they are now seeing both School Based Health Center students, as well as the entire community. Our hours of operation are Monday-Thursday from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm with the provider, Linda Hewett, Nurse Practitioner. There are additional laboratory hours from 7:30 am to 9:00 am, where clients can make an appointment, or come in on a walk-in basis.   Please call (719) 776-4310, to schedule an appointment today. Continuation of many other services are still being provided. Teller County Public Health is providing both immunizations and Confidential/Reproductive Health Services to our students and the community. Please call them directly at (719) 687-6416 to schedule an appointment. Counseling services are available through Doug Randolph with Therapyworks and Jessica Hampton with AspenPointe Behavioral Health who both provide individual, family, and group counseling for our students on-site.


Laureen Murray, RN, BSN
Cripple Creek-Victor Mountain Health Center Coordinator
Cripple Creek-Victor District School Nurse
Cripple Creek-Victor District Behavioral Health Coordinator

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Penrose-St. Francis Provides Healthcare Across Teller County 

Mountain life above the clouds has many challenges, but finding excellent healthcare should not be one of them.  Penrose-St. Francis Health Services is committed to meet the needs and demands of all Cripple Creek and Teller County residents, further strengthening ties to the community through its partnership with Cripple Creek-Victor Mountain Health Clinic.

Linda Hewett, MSN, FNP-C

Linda Hewett, MSN, FNP-C

Family Nurse Practitioner Linda Hewett, MSN, FNP-C, has nearly two decades of experience in pediatrics, women’s health, geriatrics and management of complex chronic illnesses. A resident of Teller County for 25 years, Linda’s philosophy of care for her patients combines healing-oriented medicine that embraces the whole person.

Sports physicals, preventive care, chronic disease management, treatment for minor illnesses, well-child visits, screenings and nutrition counseling are among the services Linda offers at Cripple Creek-Victor Mountain Health Clinic.

Linda loves rural mountain living and the opportunities of close personal ties that come with living and working in the same community. She studies Integrative Medicine in her spare time to learn new ways to promote health and loves to hike with her three dogs on the weekends.

Cripple Creek-Victor Mountain Health Clinic
Penrose Primary Care at Cripple Creek, operated by Centura Health, merged with the school-based health center, which is now known as the Cripple Creek-Victor Mountain Health Clinic. It is located at: 412 N C St., Cripple Creek, CO 80813.

Linda accepts scheduled primary care patients and acute care walk ins. The Cripple Creek-Victor Mountain Health Clinic is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Thursday.  Additionally, lab services are offered on-site as well as prescription courier services.  If a prescription is written before 4:00 pm on a day the CCV MHC is open, then it usually can be delivered to the CCV MHC the next day by 10:00 am.

For more information, please call the Cripple Creek-Victor Mountain Health Clinic at (719)776-4310.

Penrose-St. Francis continues to operate Penrose Mountain Urgent Care, located at 41 State Highway 67, in Woodland Park. In case of an emergency, please dial 911 or visit the Urgent Care facility in Woodland Park. 

News Release from Penrose-St. Francis Health Services, Centura Health