Summit Community Care Clinic opens health center in Breckenridge

School Based Health Center director Karen Augustyn, medical assistant supervisor Jessica Quijada, medical assistant Luis Nogueda and physician assistant Megan Wood are pictured at the School Based Health Center at Upper Blue Elementary School in Breckenridge. The clinic opened for the 2023-23 school year.
Summit Community Care Clinic/courtesy photo

Summit Community Care Clinic already offers behavioral health and dental services at Breckenridge’s Upper Blue Elementary School, but medical care is now being offered at the newly named School Based Health Center.

The Care Clinic provides preventative dental care and behavioral health visits to all schools in the Summit School District, Lake County School District, and Park RE-2 School District. The addition of medical facilities in Breckenridge will expands “access to convenient, affordable, and integrated high-quality healthcare for students, their families, and school staff,” according to a news release from the clinic.

The center is the Care Clinic’s fifth in Summit County, joining locations at Dillon Valley Elementary, Silverthorne Elementary, Summit Middle School and Summit High School. The clinic also runs health centers at Lake County High School in Leadville and the Park County RE-2 campus in Fairplay.

The School Based Health Center is pictured at Upper Blue Elementary School in Breckenridge.
Summit Community Care Clinic/courtesy photo

“In addition to providing important medical, dental, and behavioral health services, school-based health centers help improve overall well-being by reducing, if not eliminating, the time and resources patients spend getting to appointments. This means shorter interruptions from the classroom for students, less time away from work for parents and staff, and more time for other aspects of their lives,” said Karen Augustyn the School Based Health Center director in the news release.

Health center services are available to all Summit, Lake and Park RE-2 school district students, staff and families. The Care Clinic accepts private insurance, Medicaid and CHP+. It also offers a sliding fee scale for those who are uninsured or underinsured. Appointments can be scheduled by calling 970-710-5049. For more information, visit

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