New Patient Coordinator

New Patient Information


New Patients: New Patient Coordinator & Paperwork

New Patient Information: 970.516.1616

Download paperwork here:

Are you…

  • New to the area
  • Have a new medical need or condition
  • Have a new baby
  • Planning to have a baby
  • Looking for a specialist
  • Seeking information about a procedure


Call the New Patient Coordinator to find a doctor, nurse practitioner, physician’s assistant or specialist for your medical needs! 970.516.1616

Contact us for information or download new patient paperwork so you can establish care with a medical provider. Patients must fill patient fill out the new patient packet first, prior to making them an appt. This is simply so we can asses the urgency of your needs.

New Patient coordinator, located at 1311-A North Mildred Road in the medical office building on the Southwest Memorial Hospital Campus. We can assist patients who need help with the Southwest Medical Group patient portal.

Call 970.516.1616, Monday-Thursday from 8am to 6pm to ask about:

  • Information about our medical providers and their services
  • Making an appointment
  • Help with finding a primary care provider
  • New Patient Paperwork
Type of Medical Providers at Southwest Medical Group

Doctor of Medicine (MD): Fully licensed physicians who practice in all areas of medicine. MD’s practice allopathic medicine, the classical form of medicine, focused on the diagnosis and treatment of human diseases. (MSHQ, 2017).

Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine, or DOs: Fully licensed physicians who practice in all areas of medicine. Emphasizing a whole-person approach to treatment and care, DOs are trained to listen and partner with their patients to help them get healthy and stay well. DOs receive special training in the musculoskeletal system, your body’s interconnected system of nerves, muscles and bones. By combining this knowledge with the latest advances in medical technology, they offer patients the most comprehensive care available in medicine today.” (AOA, 2017).

OB/GYN: A commonly used abbreviation. OB is short for obstetrics or for an obstetrician, a physician who delivers babies. GYN is short for gynecology or for a gynecologist, a physician who specializes in treating diseases of the female reproductive organs. (MedicineNet, 2017).

Physician’s Assistant (PA): “A PA is a nationally certified and state-licensed medical professional. PAs practice medicine on healthcare teams with physicians and other providers. They practice and prescribe medication in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, U.S. territories, and the uniformed services.” (AAPA, 2017).

Nurse Practitioner (NP, NFP, CNP): “All NPs must complete a master’s or doctoral degree program, and have advanced clinical training beyond their initial professional registered nurse preparation. Didactic and clinical courses prepare nurses with specialized knowledge and clinical competency to practice in primary care, acute care and long-term health care settings. Autonomously and in collaboration with health care professionals and other individuals, NPs provide a full range of primary, acute and specialty health care services, including ordering, performing and interpreting diagnostic tests such as lab work and x-rays. Prescribing medications and other treatments and managing patients’ overall care. Educating patients on disease prevention and positive health and lifestyle choices.” (AANP, 2017).

Specialist: Medical specialists are doctors who have completed advanced education and clinical training in a specific area of medicine (their specialty area). (WebMD, 2017). To view medical specialists available at Southwest Medical Group, visit We are proud to partner with providers from around the Four Corners to bring specialty services to Cortez. With our partners we offer cardiology, urology, podiatry, general surgery, orthopedic surgery, gynecology, obstetrics, plastics and reconstructive surgery, neurology, and more.

Learn more about family medicine vs. internal medicine: American College of Physicians Article

Sponsorship and Donation Requests

Sponsorship and Donation Requests

Sponsorship and Donation Requests

It is the policy of Southwest Health System, Inc. (SHS) to make donations to non-profit organizations whose goals and philosophy are in alignment with the mission, vision, and values of SHS. Preferred organizations will be those that have health and/or wellness as their primary mission.

Requests for donations and sponsorships must be made in writing using the “Donation Request Form” that is available for download on the hospital website.

Please define if the request is a “donation” or a “sponsorship”.

A sponsorship is a business transaction. In contrast, a donation is a charitable gift and given for philanthropic reasons. Sponsors pay a fee to own the rights to the commercial potential relating to an event or an charitable organization. They aim to create a link in the minds of target audiences between the charitable organization and their own brands, products and services. The sponsorship provides exposure or recognition in a desired context, and can serve to increase customer awareness.

If you are requesting a donation, we ask that you provide a way in which you will bring health and/or wellness awareness to your organization. Examples include providing wellness tips to employees, hosting a healthy cooking course, have a healthcare provider conduct a health/wellness presentation, etc.

Requests will be submitted to the Marketing Department and reviewed by the Marketing Director. Requests must be submitted 30 days prior to the event for consideration.

Please allow 30 days from receipt of invoice to receive a payment.

It is recommended that organizations submit requests for the following year by November to secure a space in the budget.

Donation Request Form (PDF download)

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Online Bill Payment

Pay Your Bill Online

Online Bill Pay

For your convenience, we’re pleased to offer Online Bill Pay services for all our services. Please click on the links below based on where your services were performed to access the appropriate bill pay platform.  

 Questions? Contact us at 970-564-2130 or We can help with financial assistance and payment plans. Click here to learn about Financial Assistance programs.

Please note that you may receive bills from entities other than Southwest Health System for your medical care.