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The Pulse - School Based Health Center

The Pulse is a school based health center located inside Cañon City Middle School.
  • Open Monday - Friday
    7:00 a.m - 5:00 p.m 
  • Address: 1215 Main Street, Suite B (Inside Cañon City Middle School)
    Cañon City, CO 81212
  • Phone: (719) 204-7410
  • Fax: 866-284-2235
  • Email: thepulse@canoncityschools.org 

Thanks to overwhelming community support, Valley-Wide Health Systems, Cañon City Schools, and Solvista Health have combined forces to offer school based health services to students and staff in the Cañon City School District.

What is a School-Based Health Center (SBHC) or student health center?
A school-based health center (SBHC) brings the healthcare provider into a school so students and staff can avoid health related absences and receive the support they need to succeed in the classroom. SBHCs are staffed by a multi-disciplinary team of medical and mental health professionals.

What services will be provided at the Cañon City Middle School Health Center?
Services provided may include: physical exams, including sports physicals; immunizations; care for acute, minor injury and illness; management of chronic conditions such as asthma, allergies, and diabetes; counseling services; routine lab tests and throat cultures; prescriptions and medications; health and wellness education; reproductive health; referral to community providers and agencies; and assistance with enrollment into Medicaid and CHP+.

What age groups will The Pulse serve?
The Pulse will be open to all staff and students of all schools in the Cañon City School District. The Pulse will also be open to children of staff, and siblings of enrolled students, ages 0-5.

Providers at This Location
Melinda Schmidt, RDH
Melinda Schmidt, RDH
Registered Dental Hygienist
Kirsten Delay-Papa, PA-C
Kirsten Delay-Papa, PA-C
Physician Assistant