We offer a unique service to new parents, called Healthy Steps, to help them navigate the challenges of child-raising during the first three years of life.
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, and Family Physicians of Western Colorado.
The visits are typically scheduled with Well-Child check-ups.
Other services available to parents include home visits, informational materials, access to phone support, and referrals to other community resources.
Healthy Steps is located in the offices of Western Colorado Pediatric Associates in the Primary Care Partners building. It is also available at the Fruita offices of Western Colorado Pediatric Associates, at 456 Kokopelli Blvd. For more information on this service, contact Cathie Clark, Healthy Steps specialist, at 970-254-2525.
Reach Out and Read (ROAR)
Every patient between the ages of 6 months and 5 years receives a brand new age-appropriate book at every Well-Child visit through Western Colorado Pediatric Associates, Family Physicians of Western Colorado, and Western Colorado Physicians Group, thanks to donations from the Reach Out & Read program. Early access to books helps children to enter school prepared for success in reading, and strengthens the parent-child bond when parents read to them.
We Can! Mesa County is a program supporting healthy changes for obese or overweight children and their families. Weekly sessions from 5 – 7:30 p.m. on Wednesdays. Contact Western Colorado Pediatric Associates at 243-5437.