SMG School-Based Offering Sports Physicals August 8, 9, & 12

Where:  SMG School-Based Health Center at MC-HS
When: August 8, 9, & 12
Cost: $31
**Parents must complete and sign physical form.

Crysta Connell, PA-C

Crysta Jones PA-C

Crysta Connell, PA-C

Southwest Medical Group, Walk-In Care
Family Medicine, Pediatrics

1413 N. Mildred Rd. • Cortez, CO 81321
Phone: 970-564-1037 • Fax: 970-564-1041

Crysta Connell is a certified Physician Assistant. She joins us from Midland Texas where she practiced as a Physician Assistant for the past 7 years. Crysta received her PA-C from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, School of Allied Health Physician Assistant program and has a Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies. She completed her undergraduate studies at Wayland Baptist University with a BS in Biology and Chemistry.

Physician assistants (PAs) are medical providers who are licensed to diagnose and treat illness and disease and prescribe medication for patients. ​

She has a special interest in diabetes and has experience in a wide array of procedures. Crysta has a strong rapport with patients, focuses on building relationships, and emphasizes individualized, personal care.

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School-Based Health Center

Southwest School-Based Health Center at Montezuma Cortez High School
418 South Sligo Street in Cortez, Colorado, 970-564-4855

About the School-Based Health Center for RE-1

School-Based Health Center services

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Why: To provide access to comprehensive primary and behavioral healthcare in a convenient, inviting environment.

Who: ANY STUDENT enrolled in a Montezuma – Cortez RE-1 school who is between the ages of 3 and 21 is eligible to receive medical care. You or your child does not have to be enrolled at M-CHS to receive care.

Cost: No charge for visits to the school nurse. Insurance will be billed for a provider visit. If you do not have insurance an enrollment specialist will help you. Care will be provided regardless of insurance status or ability to pay. Sports physicals are available for $31.

How: A parent or guardian must provide a signed consent for their student.

Cortez School Clinic Services Offered:


  • Sports, school, camp,
  • head-start & preschool physicals
  • Primary care
  • Acute injury and illness
  • Common concerns like acne, weight, menstruation
  • Reproductive health
  • Testing and treatment of STD/STIs
  • Well-child checks
  • Chronic care management for conditions like asthma and diabetes

ImPACT Concussion Management


  • Parent and student health
  • Reproductive health
  • Drug, tobacco and alcohol prevention and treatment

Counseling – *Counselors visit Cortez Middle School, schedule varies.

  • Drug and alcohol use
  • Individual, group & families
  • Nutrition counseling
  • Family planning

Mental & Behavioral Health

  • Individual
  • Group
  • Families


  • Lab tests (limited)
  • Medications and prescriptions (limited)
  • Preventive dental care by appointment
  • Immunizations
  • Colorado state insurance enrollment assistance

School CLinic RE-1 LogoContact: (970) 564-4855

After hours please contact the Walk-In Clinic at (970) 564-1037. In case of emergency, dial 911.

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