About Summit Community Care Clinic

Summit Community Care Clinic is a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) that provides a full range of integrated care services inclusive of medical, dental and behavioral health services through a team-based model of care. It is the only clinic in its 5-county service area that offers a comprehensive sliding fee scale, primary care to Medicaid and low-income, uninsured patients, and is the only safety net dental provider. 

Cost of Care

We proudly offer healthcare services to the medically underserved, uninsured, or underinsured at affordable costs. We also accept Medicaid, Medicare and private insurance.

The Care Clinic works with patients to make sure their health needs are met first and foremost.

The Care Clinic knows that healthy people are able to stay in work, provide for their families, and contribute to our local community. Service fees for all patients without insurance are based on income and family size.  Patients without insurance will be charged according to a sliding fee scale—based on Federal Poverty Guidelines—if deemed income eligible. No patient will be denied service for their inability to pay. 

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To make an appointment, please call:

Medical: 970-668-4040     Dental: 970-668-4055

Our Mission

Mission – Summit Community Care Clinic provides exceptional, integrated, patient-centered care that is available to all. 

Vision – Communities where everyone is inspired to live their healthiest life. 

Guiding PrinciplesThe Care Clinic is INSPIRED to achieve its mission and vision. 

  • We embrace INNOVATION and proactive practices to best meet the needs of our patients. 
  • We NURTURE the personal and professional growth and potential of every employee. 
  • We strive to support organizational SUSTAINABILITY
  • We provide PATIENT-CENTERED care that empowers personal involvement in health care. 
  • We support our patients through INTEGRATED services. 
  • We are READY TO HELP each other, our patients, and our community. 
  • We prioritize EQUITABLE access to care.
  • We value the DIVERSITY of our community, team, and patients. 

Our Integrated Care Model

We believe that optimum well-being includes the treatment of the mind, body, and soul. That is why we use an integrated care approach, offering treatment services for emotional health concerns in addition to physical and oral health problems that our patients experience. In recognizing the close relationship between physical and emotional health, our care enables you to recover more fully and quickly. 

Our priority is making sure that your care is provided in the right place, at the right time, and in the manner that best suits your needs. We recognize the unique culture, values and preferences of each patient and work with you to develop a treatment plan that best suits your individual needs. 

Team-Based Care 

Our health care team consists of medical, dental and behavioral health providers as well as Health Navigators, all of whom work together and with you to ensure that you get the care you need. They huddle daily to ensure that every patient gets the best care possible when they arrive for their appointment. As a new patient, you will be assigned to one of three health care teams, allowing you to see the same health professionals every time you visit the clinic. 


Quality Assurance and Improvement 

Our rigorous Quality Assurance and Improvement program focuses on evaluating the quality of services that we provide to make sure each is effecctive. Using the extensive reporting capabilities of our Electronic Medical Records, we are able to review the health outcome data for each patient to make sure their health improves. 

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Our History

Summit Community Care Clinic was established in 1993 as a weekly walk-in clinic staffed by volunteers and managed by Summit County Public Health to address the need for primary and preventative health care for people who were uninsured and underinsured in Summit County.   In the first year of operation, the Care Clinic provided 294 patient visits.  The mission then was to provide care for all, regardless of barriers to care and the ability to pay. A lot has changed since 1993, but the mission of the Care Clinic remains the same.  We are committed to providing exceptional, integrated, patient-centered health services designed to meet the health needs of all patients, particularly those who experience barriers to care, regardless of ability to pay. 

Today that mission is more important than ever.  With high deductibles and costs in the central mountain region that far exceed national and state averages, health care has become a challenge for almost everyone.   Although approximately half of our patients have health insurance and half don’t, all face similar challenges in navigating an increasingly complex, overly costly health care environment. 

Read Dr. Oberheide’s letter that started it all!

Key Historic Milestones

Join Our Team!

Visit our Career Opportunities page to see available positions 

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Awards and Accolades


Need help getting to an appointment? Our staff can assist those with disabilities in arranging transportation.

 “This health center is a Health Center Program grantee under 42 U.S.C. 254b, and a deemed Public Health Service employee under 42 U.S.C. 233(g)-(n).”

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