Resources for You


Do you know when your illness is urgent or emergent? While sometimes the answer to this may seem slightly complex, knowing the difference could save your life. Here are some basic guidelines to help you make the right decision.

If a medical illness or injury is life or limb threatening or involves severe bodily damage, patients should go directly to the Emergency Room.  An Urgent Care’s level of treatment is not equipped or capable of providing ER care. Examples of hen to go to the Emergency Room include:

  • Coughing or vomiting blood
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Drug overdoses
  • Head or spinal injury
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Poisoning
  • Serious burns
  • Severe wounds and amputations
  • Signs of heart attack
  • Signs of stroke
  • Sudden vision changes
  • Uncontrolled bleeding
  • Vaginal bleeding with pregnancy

Our Urgent Care facilities are designed to treat illness or injury that are non-life threatening. We specialize in quick treatment for minor emergencies. Urgent Care is less costly and a much quicker alternative to the Emergency Room.  An Urgent Care visit is appropriate for:

  • Bladder infections
  • Bug bites or small animal bites
  • Cough or sore throat
  • Ear pain
  • Mild fevers
  • Minor burns
  • Rashes
  • Sprains or minor injuries
  • Pink eye or other minor eye problems
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea

If you are unsure if you should visit the ER or an urgent care, call us at any of our 3 locations!

Clifton – 970-523-3544
Fruita – 970-639-9505
Montrose – 970-249-2118



In order to help you take advantage of the opportunities available right here in the Montrose community, we have gathered some information on wellness related topics which we are able to provide to our patients during wellness visits.

Check out the links below for some information on what is available to you to help you get or stay active, some health eating tips, a home safety guide, Colorado Quitline information, as well as a small list of other resources which might be useful to you.

  • For information about SilverSneakers and local participating gyms click here
  • For tips on healthy eating habits click here
  • For information about fall prevention and home safety click here
  • For information about the Colorado QuitLine click here
  • Visit The Center for Mental Health for mental health resources
  • Click here for a list of local audiologists, dentists, optometrists, therapists, and other resources