About Summit Community Care Clinic

As a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC), Summit Community Care Clinic is a safety net care provider that offers a full range of integrated medical, dental and behavioral health services in Summit, Lake and Park Counties.  

Accessible Care

The Care Clinic knows that healthy people can stay in the work force, provide for their families, and contribute to our local community.

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

Patients without insurance can access services using and income-based sliding fee scale.

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

Optimum well-being includes the treatment of the mind, body, and soul. Our integrated care approach recognizes the close relationship between physical and emotional health  to enable a faster, more full recovery.

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 team of medical, dental, and behavioral health providers and our Health Navigators work together with each patient to ensure timely, comprehensive, and appropriate care. Each new patient is assigned to one of three health care teams, allowing them to see the same health professionals for each visit.


Quality Assurance and Improvement 

Our rigorous Quality Assurance and Improvement program focuses on evaluating the quality and efficacy of our services. Using the extensive reporting capabilities of our Electronic Medical Records system, we 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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