Whether it’s welcoming a new baby, coping with teething or the “terrible two’s,” Healthy Steps provides support for new parents as a free service of Western Colorado Pediatric Associates.
While the visits are typically scheduled with Well-Child check-ups, we also offer home visits, informational materials, access to phone support, and referrals to other community resources.
For more information on this service, contact Cathie Clark, Healthy Steps specialist, at 970-254-2525.
Every young patient between the ages of 6 months and 5 years receives a new age-appropriate book at every Well-Child visit. Parents who read to their children prepare them for success in reading and strengthen the parent-child bond.
We Can! Mesa County
We Can! Mesa County is a program supporting healthy lifestyle changes for obese or overweight children and their families. Weekly sessions are from 5:00 – 7 p.m. on Wednesdays. Contact Western Colorado Pediatric Associates at 970-243-5437.
The Parent Helpdesk
The Parent Resource Program
Free! Join us!
When: Every Tuesday, 6:00 PM–7:30 PM
Where: Garden Level of Primary Care Partners Building
3150 N. 12th Street
Who: All Parents. There is no charge for the programs.
Seating is limited; RSVP 254-2549
The Parent Helpdesk offers a judgment-free space to bring your parenting worries, questions, failures and successes. The Parent Helpdesk hopes to create an environment where every parent feels comfortable asking a question, sharing their experiences and offering support to other parents.
On a few Tuesdays of the year, the Parent Helpdesk hosts a special child behavior expert from the community to lead discussions on specific topics. However, most Tuesdays, any and all topics are welcome.
Western Colorado Pediatric Associates, the Parent Helpdesk meets every Tuesday night from 6-7:30 PM and is a free event. A light snack and child care are also provided. Located on the Garden Level of the Primary Care Partners Building at 3150 N. 12th Street in Grand Junction, CO.
Check the event on our Western Colorado Pediatric Associates Facebook page for updates and special topics.
A Medical Home
The medical home, also known as the patient-centered medical home (PCMH), is a team-based health care system led by a health care provider that is intended to provide comprehensive and continuous medical care to patients with the goal of obtaining maximized health outcomes. It is an approach to providing comprehensive primary care for children, youth and adults and is intended to allow better access to health care, increase satisfaction with care, and improve health. Care coordination is essential and requires additional resources such as health information technology and appropriately-trained staff to provide coordinated care through team-based models.
Integrated Behavioral Health services are an important part of the care we offer our young patients. Because we know that emotional/behavioral issues affect a child’s physical health, behavioral health clinicians participate in the medical visit to help address those needs in a team-based approach.
(Doctores que hablan Espanol disponibles)
Dr. Barbara Zind, Dr. Megan Stinar, Dr. Cormac Sookram and Dr. Cecilia Weaver.
We also have translators available in our office to assist you at check-in and during your visit, no matter what provider you see.
Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
An on-staff Registered Dietitian Nutritionist can personally tailor nutritional advice just for your child’s circumstances. They can help manage chronic diseases such as diabetes and can offer guidance for navigating food allergies, sensitivities and intolerances.
For women with prenatal and postpartum mood concerns
When Motherhood Doesn’t Feel Like You Thought It Would.
The Mood Spa offers resources and support for women with prenatal and postpartum mood concerns, providing a place of understanding and encouragement for when Motherhood doesn’t feel like you thought it would.
Nearly 1 in 5 women struggle with mood or anxiety issues during pregnancy and after delivery. The Mood Spa offers a wide range of therapeutic resources to support women during the early stages of motherhood. Every week the Mood Spa offers support groups and education on coping skills and therapies to help adjust to life with a new baby. Most importantly, the Mood Spa wants to let you know that what you’re experiencing is normal and that you’re not alone.
The Mood Spa is a joint program from Western Colorado Pediatric Associates. For more information, call (970) 243-0190.
Check the event on Western Colorado Pediatric Associates Facebook page for updates.
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We are always accepting new patients Nutrition
Integrated Dental Hygienists
WIC on site
We take most insurances including Medicaid