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Monte Vista Kennedy Health Clinic

The Edward M. Kennedy Health Clinicoffers premier healthcare options for residents in and around Monte Vista, and we do everything we can to provide care to those who need it most.

About The Clinic

  • Open Monday - Friday
    8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Extended Hours:

    Open Saturday
    8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

  • Lab Corp Hours:
    Every Monday and every other Thursday

    7:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

  • WIC Hours:
    Open Monday-Wednesday

    8:00 a.m. - 12:30 a.m.
    1:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

  • Address: 925 2nd Ave, Monte Vista, CO 81144, USA 
  • Phone: (719) 852-2512
    Fax: (719) 852-3923

The Edward M. Kennedy Health Clinic (EMKHC) opened at it’s current location on October 31, 2011 in Monte Vista, Colorado.

In operation since 1993, the Rio Grande Medical Center was reopened as the Edward M.  Kennedy HEalth Clinic thanks to a Health Infrastructure Capital Campaign Grant which provided new, easily accessible medical office buildings and support systems. Aimed at serving a growing patient population with modernized facilities, the Edward M. Kennedy Health Clinic offers advanced, comprehensive, and patient-centered medical services.

Who We Serve

The Edward M. Kennedy Health Clinic is centrally located in downtown Monte Vista in the southwest region of Rio Grande County. We serve residents in the San Luis Valley, including residents from surrounding communities of Del Norte, South Fork, Mineral and Saguache.

Who We Are

Our current support staff includes case managers, care coordinators and referral coordinators who have extensive experience serving patients. Our staff is well-versed in surrounding healthcare options and can help direct patients to nearby services not offered by Valley-Wide Health Systems. 

Our staff also features bilingual healthcare experts who specialize in assisting Colorado’s Hispanic population with finding the healthcare they need.

Services Offered At Monte Vista Edward M. Kennedy Health Clinic

The Edward M. Kennedy Health Clinic offers primary medical care, physical therapy/rehabilitation services, and a Women Infant and Children (WIC) office..

Dental and physical therapy care are co-located within this clinic in order to assist our patients with their dental and physical therapy needs as well.

Some of the other services offered include:

  • Anticoagulation Management Services (Wednesday mornings)
  • Free HIV screenings
  • Confidential STD testing/treatments
  • On-site routine blood draws through our affiliate LabCorp (Mondays & Thursdays)
  • On-site behavioral health services 

All Valley-Wide Health Systems sites, including The Edward M. Kennedy Health Clinic, are on an Electronic Health Records system. This allows for immediate access to your health records in any other Valley-Wide medical, dental, physical therapy or anticoagulation clinic. Valley-Wide Health Systems can also send your prescriptions directly to your chosen pharmacy electronically.

Location & Hours

The Edward M. Kennedy Health Clinic is located at 925 2nd Ave, Monte Vista, CO 81144, and operates Monday - Saturday from 8am - 7pm.

Payment Options

Our goal is to provide healthcare to anyone who needs it, which is why we accept most major insurance policies. If you do not have insurance or are under-insured, our case managers can work with you to source insurance options including Medicaid and/or CICP programs.
We believe cost should never be a hurdle in obtaining medical care. In order to assist potential patients who lack medical coverage, the Edward M. Kennedy Health Center has a Sliding Fee Discount Program, and our case managers are happy to discuss your options in more depth.

Providers at This Location
Michael  Noonan, PA-C
Michael Noonan, PA-C
Physician Assistant, Certified
Denise Thompson, FNP
Denise Thompson, FNP
Family Nurse Practitioner
Lauren  Sonderegger, MD
Lauren Sonderegger, MD
Doctor, Family Practice - Obstetrics
Laura Martin, FNP-C
Laura Martin, FNP-C
Family Nurse Practitioner