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 Training & Education Resources


Southwest Health System’s emergency services (EMS) education, training, and resource center in Cortez is located on North Mildred Road in our new, state-of-the-art ambulance station.

We provide state licensing for healthcare professionals, as well as several classes for continuing education and refresher courses. Our purpose and goal is to benefit local EMS agencies as well as the general public.

Our classes are based on national EMS educational standards. We are proud to offer comprehensive training and certification options for a lower cost. We have a higher first-time pass rate than our competitors.

You’ll find we offer flexible scheduling and different class levels. We teach the skills and concepts many employers are looking for. Click here to learn more or to enroll in the next available classes that meet your needs.

AHA Authorized Training & SHS Training


AHA Authorized Training & SHS Training Schedules

Classes for Basic Life Support (BLS), Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Pediatric Advanced Life Support(PALS), First Aid and more are available through the American Heart Association Authorized Training Center at Southwest Health System.


Student and Medical Education

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Southwest Health System offers programs that expose students to the field of healthcare. Shadowing, internships and various affiliations allow students to dive into different programs to see what sparks their interest.

These programs allow students to gain valuable patient care experience to appreciate the true essence of working in a hospital setting.

Employee Education

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Online education, tuition discounts, and more!

Local Resources


Community Emergency Services:


American Red Cross (Southwestern Colorado)

24-hour line for reporting disasters: 970-440-7499

Location: Durango Office Coming Soon: 719-649-3862

*Provides emergency disaster relief and financial assistance. Offers classes in CPR, First Aid, and emergency preparedness. All ages served.


Good Samaritan Centers

Phone: 970-565-6424

Location: 25 S Beech St. Cortez, Co 81321


* Provides assistance to people with emergency needs for food, personal hygiene products, and baby products.


Montezuma County Dispatch

Phone: 970-565-8454 (urgent)

Phone: 970-565-8441 (non-emergency)

Location: 730 E Driscoll Cortez, CO 81321

*Law enforcement, ambulance, and fire patrol services are dispatched for Montezuma County.


24-Hour Hotlines:


Poison Control

Phone: 970-565-3448

24-hour Hotline: 1-800-222-1222 (24 Hr Hotline)

Location: 1311 N Mildred Cortez, CO 81321

* Southwest Memorial Hospital provides advice on incidents involving poison of any kind, whether by ingestion or external contact.


Axis Health Crisis Line 

Phone: 970-335-2255

*Provides confidential support for those experiencing distressing emotions such as intense anxiety, depression, or thoughts of suicide. Trained therapist available as well as RN on-call line for those with physical crisis and require medical assistance.


SANE: Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner at Southwest Memorial Hospital Emergency Department

Phone: 970-565-6666

We utilize national standards and protocols in forensic nursing. We hope to serve victims of sexual assault in a comprehensive, caring way and provide support before, during and after an encounter. We collaborate in a multidisciplinary team to care and advocate for victims of sexual assault. We accept ALL ages in the emergency department. Contact the ED with questions.



Montezuma Crisis Pregnancy Hotline: 970-565-0979

* Provides support for women with unplanned pregnancies.


Dental Services:


Cortez Dental Care

Phone: 970-565-1800, after hours: 970-570-7715

Location: 101 S Maple St, Suite B Cortez, CO 81321

Hours: 8:00 AM-5:00 PM Monday- Thursday

Fax: 970-565-1801

* Fillings, tooth extractions, crowns, bridges, root canals, full dentures, immediate dentures.

Accepts all insurance, all major credit cards, gives a 5% cash discount, and 0% financing with care credit.


Cortez Dental, Howard Pack

Phone: 970-565-9569

Location: 43 W Montezuma Cortez, CO 81321

Hours: 7:00AM-2:00pm Monday-Friday

*Service includes replacing a tooth, removing a tooth, repairing a tooth, dental enhancements, and preventative care.


Cortez Family Dentistry

Phone: 970-565-7275

Location: 115 N. Beech St Cortez, CO 81321

* Service includes general dentistry, preventative care, dental technology ( X-Ray), and dental implants. Accepts cash, checks, credit cards, online payments, care credit, icare financial, and a variety of insurance. Contact the office to know more about which insurances.


Cortez Smiles

Phone: 970-565-5457

Location: 217 W Main St Cortez, CO 81321

Hours: 9:00AM-5:00PM (lunch 1:00pm-2:00PM) Monday- Thursday

Fax: 970-565-2496

* Providers services in general dentistry. Accepts all insurances except adult Medicaid.


Jason Smith Dental

Phone: 970-565-4449

Location: 115 N Beech St Cortez, CO 81321

Hours:  8:00AM-5:00PM (lunch 1:00PM-2:00PM) Monday- Thursday

Fax: 970-565-4325

* Cleanings, X-Ray, fillings, crowns, dentures, partials, implant of crown, extraction. Will submit to any insurance. Not contracted with Medicaid.


John Vestal, D.D.S Dental

Phone: 970-565-3612

Location: 302 W Montezuma Ave, Cortez, CO 81321


Sundance Dental Care

Phone: 970-459-1314

Location: 111 Sligo St Bldg A Cortez, CO 81321

Hours: 8:00AM-3:00PM Monday 8:00AM-5:00PM Tuesday-Friday

*  Services include; cosmetic dentistry, dental implants, emergency dental care, family dentistry, gum disease treatment, laser dentistry, orthodontics, restorative dentistry, root canals, sedation dentistry, sleep apnea and snoring, smile makeover, TMD/TMJ treatment.  Accepts cash, money order, major insurance, all major credit cards. Contact the office for more information on insurance.



Disability Services:


Community Connections, INC

Phone: 970-565-9422

Location: 105 S Harrison St. Cortez, CO 81321 (local office)

FAX: 970-565-850


Durango Location 

Location: 281 Sawyer Drive Suite 200 Durango, CO 81303 (Main office)

FAX: 970-259-2618

Hours: 8:00 AM-5:00 PM Monday- Thursday

* Opportunities are provided for children and adults with developmental disabilities to lead a healthy and fulfilling life within the communities of Archuleta, Dolores, Montezuma, La Plata, and San Juan.  Eligibility is determined by state regulations, which require using results of psychological testing which may indicate the presence of developmental disabilities, including cognitive or other developmental delays. Once enrolled client is often eligible to pay by Medicaid, Medicare, or Private insurance. All attempts will be made to assist the client in securing payment assistance. Guidance is provided in seeking eligibility for state payment.


Adult Programs:  Daily living assistance, teaching independent living skills, assistance with job placement, job coaching, and other job-related activities.

Early Childhood Programs: Assessment for children under 3,  assistance connecting families with treatment and therapy for early intervention.


Southwest Center for Independence

Phone: 970-259-1672

Location: 925 S Broadway #160 Cortez, CO 81321

* A center for residents living with disabilities interested in independent living. A non-profit organization serving La Plata, Montezuma, Dolores, Archuleta, and San Juan counties.

  • Independent Living
  • Employment
  • Transportation
  • Youth Service
  • Nursing Home Transition
  • Housing
  • Family Support Services:


Family Support Services


Dare To Be You

Location: 215 North Linden Cortez, Co 81321

Hours: 9:00 AM-4:00 PM Monday-Friday

Fax: 970-565-4641

*DARE to be You is an award-winning family-based program that empowers youth, families, and communities. Multi-level prevention programming is provided through three levels of community and school training to target destructive behaviors in youth ages 2-18. Workshops and prevention services for families of middle and elementary school youth are offered in the Four Corners area.


Pinon Project Family Resource Center

Phone: 970-564-1195

Location: 300 North Elm St. Cortez, CO 81321

Mailing Address: PO Box 1510 Cortez, CO 81321

Hours: 8:00AM-5:00PM Monday-Friday

Fax: 970-564-9011

*A non-profit organization dedicated to creating opportunities to enrich the quality of life in individuals and families within the community. (Montezuma and Dolores counties are served) Most programs and classes are free, some may have minimal charge.


  • Family Support Program
  • School Readiness Program
  • Even Start Family literacy Program
  • Safe Exchange & Supervised Visitation Program
  • Incredible Years Parenting Class
  • Treasure Chest Program
  • Parents as Teachers Born to Learn Program
  • Tree House Early Learning Center
  • After School Program
  • Road to Empowerment Works
  • Montelores Emergency Assistance Coalition
  • Preventing Suicide in Colorado Initiative
  • After School Tutoring Program
  • Early Risers Skills for Early Success
  • Responsible Fatherhood Program
  • Access to Healthcare



Health Services:


American Cancer Society

Phone: 970-247-0278

Location: 1800 East Third Avenue Suite 101 Durango, CO 81301

Hours: 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM Monday- Friday

Fax: 970-247-4200

*Nationwide volunteer health organization with a local branch providing local services dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives from cancer, and diminishing suffering from cancer through research, education, and service. Durango office serves: Montezuma, La Plata, Archuleta, and San Juan counties.


Dolores County Public Health

Phone: 970-677-2387

Location: 497 West 4th St. Dove Creek, CO 81324

Mailing Address: PO Box 368 Dove Creek, CO 81324

Hours: 8:00Am-4:00PM Monday-Friday

Fax: 970-677-2948

*Health and education services provided by Dolores County:

  • WIC
  • Emergency Preparedness
  • Immunizations
  • Environmental Health
  • Dental/ Medical Referrals


Heart to Heart

Phone: 970-565-0979

Location: 213 West North St., Cortez, CO 81321

Hours: 12:00 pm-4:00 pm Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday

*A non-profit organization that exists to provide compassionate, confidential care and walk alongside women who find themselves facing a pregnancy that they are not prepared for and were not expecting. Services are always free and confidential.

  • Free pregnancy testing
  • Pregnancy options counseling
  • Accurate, caring pregnancy options information
  • Community referrals
  • Adoption information
  • Abortion recovery group
  • STD/STI information
  • Infant clothing and care items (diapers, formula, etc.)


Montezuma County Public Health Department

Phone: 970-565-3056

Location: 106 West North Street Cortez, CO 81321

Hours: 8:00AM-5:00PM Monday- Friday

FAX: 970-565-0647

*Services provided with health care, health education, sanitation, food service inspection, and environmental health services. Offered to residents of Montezuma county, some are offered to Dove Creek residents. Many services are free.

  • CDEC
  • Options for Long Term Care
  • Communicable Disease Control Program
  • Personal Care Provider Agency
  • Environmental Health
  • Health Kids-Nurse Family Partnership
  • Handicapped Children’s Program
  • Helmet Safety Education & Helmets
  • Immunization Clinic
  • Tobacco Education
  • Nurse-Family Partnership
  • Injury Prevention- Helmet Program
  • P.A.T.H (partners in action for teen health)
  • Child Safety Seat-Education & Seats
  • Prenatal Program
  • Well Child Clinic
  • EPSDT (early periodic screening detection & treatment)
  • WIC
  • Prenatal Plus
  • Young Parents Plus


Planned Parenthood

Phone: 970-565-7011

Location: 20 West North St., Cortez, CO 81321

Hours: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM Monday

11:00 AM – 6:00 PM Tuesday

Closed Wednesday

Closed Thursday

8:00AM-3:00PM Friday

FAX: 970-565-3277

* Allows individuals to make their own decisions about their reproductive health. Breast, pelvis exams, PAP smears, and possible mammograms are offered to women 40-64, free if guidelines are met. Services are available to men and women of any age and any income level. Fees are based on family income and family size. (sliding scale is used for all services) Medicaid and some insurance accepted.

  • All birth control methods and education
  • Mammogram Referrals
  • Emergency Contraception and Emergency Contraception to go
  • Annual Exams and PAPs
  • Pregnancy testing and information about choices
  • HIV Testing
  • Follow- Up for abnormal PAP smears
  • Mid-Life Services
  • Testing and treatment or sexually transmitted diseases
  • HPV Vaccination


Guardian Angel

Phone: 970-565-7134

Location: 925 S Broadway No 286 Cortez, CO 81321

Hours:  9:00AM-5:00PM Monday-Friday

Fax: 970-565-9404

* Home health service that provides physical therapy, occupational therapy, nurse aid, PCW, PCP, and skilled nursing. Not a 24 hour service. Takes all insurance as long as in network including Medicare, Medicaid, VA, and private insurance.


Hospice of Montezuma, INC.

Phone: 970-565-4400

Location:  521 North Broadway Cortez, CO 81321

Mailing Address: PO Box 740 Cortez, CO 81321

Hours: 8:00AM-5:00PM Monday-Friday

Fax: 970-565-9543


*Home Health service provided within a 70-mile radius of Cortez. Program supports physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of terminally ill patients and their families. Referrals can be made by anyone including doctors, hospital, family, or friends. All insurances are accepted.

  • Home Health
  • Bereavement Service
  • Hospice
  • Support Groups
  • Volunteer Opportunities
  • Family Grief Camp


Pasco Southwest

Phone: 970-565-6833

Location: 45 S Washington Cortez, CO 81321

Hours: 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM Monday-Friday

Fax:  970-564-8057

* Privately owned services. Providing care under nursing, physical therapy, speech therapy, occupational therapy, social work, home health care, homemakers, and personal care services. Certified under Medicare and Medicaid, VA, and all other insurances as well as private pay.


Visiting Angels

Phone: 1-877-618-4748

Location: 452 Pagosa St No 2b Pagosa Springs, CO 81147

*Senior care and home assisted living in Pagosa, Alamosa, Cortez, Durango, San Luis Valley, and Farmington. Non-Medical franchise and not a nursing agency. Adjusts schedule to help keep loved ones comfortable in their own homes.



Housing & Homeless Services:


The Bridge Emergency Shelter & Day Labor

Phone: 970-565-9808 

Location: 601 N Mildred Road Cortez, CO 81321

Mailing Address: PO Box 56 Cortez, CO 81321

Hours: 6:00PM-7:00AM nightly

* Closed for the season April 15-October 15. The shelter is open to all men and women nightly for emergency shelter from October 15- April 15.


Housing Authority of Montezuma County

Phone: 970-565-3831

Location: 37 N Madison Cortez, CO 81321


9:00AM – 3:00PM Monday- Thursday

9:00AM-12:00PM Friday

*Closed for Lunch

FAX: 970-565-0860

*Housing assistance provided for low-income families, the disabled, and the elderly in Dolores, La Plata, and Montezuma counties. Eligibility is determined by family income. Applications are able to be picked up at the office and returned with total family income and size. Contracts are normally written within a one-year lease.

  • Family Self Sufficiency
  • Housing Counseling
  • Public Housing
  • Section 8
  • Rental Listings


Housing Solutions for the Southwest

Phone: 970-259-1086

Location: 295 Girard St. Durango CO, 81301


9:00AM-4:30PM Monday-Thursday

9:00AM-12:00PM Friday

FAX: 970-259-2037

*Services provided to low-income families/individuals, elderly, disabled, and special needs populations in areas of Archuleta, Dolores, La Plata, and Montezuma, and San Juan counties. Applications for all programs are available at the office.

  • Homeowner Rehabilitation Program: For low-moderate income owner-occupants in the county. Funded through the Colorado Division of Housing and Community Development Block Grant.
  • Weatherization Program: Providers energy conservation measures for low-income owners and renters. No cost to recipients. Service may include insulation, furnace check, appliance replacement, and energy audits.
  • Rental Assistance: Provides families to live in a safe, decent, sanitary rental. Offered through the Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Housing Choice Voucher program. The program is designed for families to pay 30% of their income towards rent and utilities.
  • Transitional Housing: Homeward-bound facility providing housing for homeless families and children.
  • Scattered Site Self Sufficiency: Provides subsidies for homeless families with children, so the family can enter into a lease with a landlord.
  • Emergency Homeless Prevention Program: Provides emergency housing funds for low-income families facing homelessness due to a temporary interruption in income. Available for rental, mortgage, and utility payments.


Southwest Safe House

Phone: 970-259-5443

Mailing Address: PO Box 2107 Durango, CO 81301

Hours: 24 hours

FAX: 970-259-1021

* Free housing, food, referral, and children’s groups are available to anyone in need of immediate shelter for domestic violence. Time with a therapy dog is also offered.


USDA Rural Development

Phone: 970-565-8416

Location: 628 West Fifth Street Cortez, CO 81321

Hours: 8:00AM-4:30PM Monday-Friday

FAX: 970-564-9384

*Federal loans and homes are available for low-income individuals and families. Applicants must provide information regarding gross annual income and amount of outstanding debt as well as demonstrate the ability to make payments either with employment or any other source of regular income. Monthly payments depend on household size and income. Loans and grants are also available for home improvement to make the home decent, safe, or sanitary.



Oxygen Services:


A Med

Phone: 970-565-7699

Location: 27 N Harrison Cortez, CO 81321

Hours: 9:00AM- 4:00PM (lunch 12:00PM-1:00PM) Monday- Friday

Fax: 970-565-7861

* Provides supplies for oxygen, CPAPs, hospital beds, wheelchairs, etc. Bills to all insurances excepts Presbyterian.


Aero Care

Phone: 970-565-3666

Location: 1740 E Main St #6 Cortez, CO 81321

Hours: 8:00AM-3:30PM (lunch from 12:00PM-1:00PM) Monday- Friday

Fax: 970-565-8072

*  Provides services for oxygen, sleep therapy, and medical equipment. Takes all local insurances. Does not take out-of-state Medicaid.


American Home Patient

Phone: 970-565-7693

Location: 2405 E Empire Cortez, CO 81321

Hours: 8:00AM-5:00PM (lunch 12:00PM-1:00PM) Monday- Friday

Fax: 970-565-0136

* Provides services for oxygen, sleep therapy, and medical equipment. Will run all insurance, but not promise coverage.


Petersen Medical

Phone: 970-565-4200

Location: 1108 N Mildred Rd Cortez, CO 81321

Hours: 8:30AM-4:30PM Monday-Thursday 8:30AM-12:00PM Friday

Fax:  970-565-2786

* Provides services for oxygen, sleep therapy, and medical equipment. Only accepts Colorado Medicaid, cannot bill some Tall Tee insurance and United Health.



Senior Citizens’ Services:


Dolores County Senior Services (Cahone Senior Center)

Phone: 970-677-2787

Location: 8540 Rd. 7.2, Dove Creek, CO 81324

Mailing Address: PO Box 678, Dove Creek, CO 81324

Hours: 8:30AM-4:30PM Monday-Friday

FAX: 970-677-2822

*Active senior citizen group through Cahone Senior Center. Recreational trips are made by bus. Trips may include state or national parks, Ute Mountain Casino, and shopping trips to Cortez, Durango, and Farmington. Meals are served at noon on Tuesday and Thursday. Has a “meals on wheels” program for those unable to go to the center. Encouraged to pay for meals if able to but not required. Bus picks up and returns seniors to their homes on meal days. Fundraising is done to support meals and activities with additional funding through Quality of Life.

  • Homemaker
  • Home Chore
  • Health Promotion
  • Information & Assistance
  • National Family Caregiver
  • Senior Health Insurance Assistance
  • Transportation
  • Meals on Wheels
  • Senior Nutrition Meal


Dolores Senior Citizen Group

Location: Dolores Community Center

400 Riverside Dolores Co, 81323

Mailing Address: 107 Chestnut Cortez, CO 81321

Hours: 10:00AM-2:00PM Monday, Wednesday, Friday

*Social support and activities are provided to seniors in the Dolores area. Nutritious meals are provided. $3.50 donations are requested.

  • Outdoor trips
  • Summer picnics
  • Games
  • Noon Meals
  • Entertainment
  • Arts & Crafts Classes
  • Fundraising


Mancos Senior Citizen Group

Phone: 970-533-7721 (after hours this is also the fax number)

Location: Masonic Temple Basement

141 Montezuma Mancos, CO 81328

Mailing Address: 107 Chestnut Cortez CO, 81321

Hours: 8:00AM-2:00PM Monday, Wednesday, Friday

FAX: 970-533-7721

*Social support and activities are provided to seniors in the Dolores area. Nutritious meals are provided. $3.50 donations are requested.

  • Art Classes
  • Exercise Classes
  • Games
  • Noon Meals
  • Support & Fundraising


Montezuma County Senior Services

Phone: 970-565-4166

Location: 107 Chestnut Cortez, CO 81321

Hours: 8:30AM- 4:30PM Monday-Friday

Fax: 970-565-0833

* Includes nutritious meals and nutrition education. Programs, events, activities, and meetings are sponsored by local seniors groups. Events may be scheduled at the center by calling. Lunch is served Monday-Friday at noon. Tuesday evening dinner is served. A $3.50 donation is requested but not required.

  • Congregate Meals
  • Home-Delivered Meals
  • Nutrition Education
  • Monthly Newsletters
  • Golden Age Club (55+)
  • MoCo Public Transportation
  • Senior Health Insurance Program
  • USDA Commodity Program
  • Outreach
  • Information & Referrals
  • 4 Corners Senior Travelers
  • Satellite Sites


San Juan Basin Area Agency on Aging

Phone: 970-564-2774

Location: 103 N Chestnut Suite 1 Cortez CO, 81321

Hours: 8:30AM-4:30PM Monday-Friday

FAX: 1-866-394-7482

*A nonprofit service to senior citizens 60+.

  • Transportation
  • Legal Services
  • Nutrition
  • Health Care
  • Family Caregiver
  • In Home Services
  • Information & Referral
  • In-Home Services
  • OAP Dental Program
  • Ombudsman Program
  • Homemaker Service
  • Personal Care Providers



Senior Assisted Living Facilities:


Aspen Gardens Assisted Living

Phone: 970-564-8600

Location: 1200 N Dolores Rd Cortez CO, 81321

Hours: 24-Hour Care

Fax: 970-564-8601

* We will bill all insurance. Some may not cover under long-term care.


Golden Years Retirement Home

Phone: 970-882-7438

Location: 103 North 18th St Dolores, CO 81323

Hours: 24-Hour Care

Fax: 970-882-7438

* Provides assisted living services for Medicaid patients.


Madison House

Phone: 970-565-2047

Location: 120 S Madison Cortez CO, 81321

Hours: 8:00AM-5:00PM Monday- Friday

Fax: 970-565-2587

*Area’s only nonprofit long-term care facility for seniors. Residents do not require nursing home services. Health screening is required. Residents must be able to transfer themselves and carry out personal hygiene with little assistants. Cost varies depending on payment status.


  • 3 Meals Daily with Snacks
  • Individualized Care Plans
  • Housekeeping
  • Personal Care Service
  • Daily Activities
  • Supervised Medication Monitoring
  • Laundry Service
  • Transportation Service


Mancos Valley Inn

Phone: 970-533-9031

Location: 211 Third Avenue Mancos, CO 81328

Hours: 24-hour care

Fax: 970-533-7297

*Quality care is provided for residents with individual care plans so that their needs are met on a daily basis.


  • Alzheimer Care Unit
  • Rehabilitation Center
  • Respite Care
  • Long Term Care
  • Palliative Care Room
  • Post-Acute Skilled Care
  • Wound Recovery
  • Activities Program
  • Dialysis Care


Mesa View Retirement Home

Phone: 970-564-0716

Location: 24760 Road G Cortez, CO 81321

Hours: 24-Hour Care

Fax: 970-564-9156

* Assisted living services provided. Some insurance may not cover under long-term care.


Vista Grande Inn

Phone: 970-564-1122

Location: 680 East Hospital Drive Cortez, CO 81321

Hours: 24- hour care

Fax: 970-564-1131 or 970-564-1144

* Rehabilitation and long-term care are provided to residents in the Four Corners area. Physician or individual referrals accepted. Fee-based services with Medicare, Medicaid, and private pay (Medicare and Medicaid service requires meeting level of care guidelines).


  • 18 Bed Secure Unit
  • Physical Therapy
  • Social Services/Activities
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Nursing Services
  • Speech Therapy


Vista Mesa Assisted Living

Phone: 970-564-1888

Location: 1206 N Mildred Rd Cortez, CO 81321

Hours: 24-hour care

Fax: 970-565-1273

*Qualified, LPN supervised staff providing 24-hour care.


  • Alzheimer’s Wing
  • Planned Activities 7 days/week
  • Transportation
  • Adult Day Care
  • Respite Care
  • Flexible Meal Plan


Social Services


Dolores County Department of Social Services

Phone: 970-677-2250

Location: 409 North Main Dove Creek, CO 81324

Mailing Address: PO Box 485 Dove Creek, CO 81324

Hours: 8:30 AM-4:30 PM Monday-Friday

Fax: 970-677-2859

*Assists with Medicaid, food stamps, child support services, and daycare referrals are offered to residents of Dolores County.


Montezuma County Department of Social Services

Phone: 970-565-3769

Location: 109 East Main Room 203 Street Cortez, CO 81321

Hours: 8:30 AM-4:30 PM Monday-Friday

Fax: 970-565-8526

*Children, Adults, Seniors, and Disabled personnel in Montezuma County are eligible for specific services. Assistant Payment Programs require income eligibility screening, and most require interviews for eligibility screenings.


  • Temporary Assistance to Needy Families ( TANF)
  • Child Support Enforcement
  • Food Stamps
  • Medicaid
  • Assistance Payment Programs
  • Child Protection


Ute Mountain Ute Social Services

Phone: 970-565-3751

Location: 124 Mikewash Road Towaoc, CO 81334

Mailing Address: PO Box 248 Towaco, CO 81334

Hours: 8:00 AM-5:00 PM Monday, Wednesday, Friday 8:00 AM-1:00 PM Tuesday and Thursday

Fax: 970-565-8309

*Provides transportation for those living on the reservation. Provides one on one education. Home care visits for the elder. Helps set up Medicaid.


Substance Abuse Services:


CARS-Cortez Addiction Recovery Service, Inc

Phone: 970-565-4109

Location: 35 North ash Street Cortez, CO 81321

Hours: 9:00 AM-5:00 PM Monday- Thursday

9:00AM-2:00PM Friday

Fax: 970-565-8804

*Outpatient drug and alcohol education, intervention, and treatments are provided for my person in the Four Corners area requiring information or experiencing problems due to their relationship with drugs or alcohol. Sliding fee scale applied based on ability to pay.


  • Evaluation & Referrals
  • Adolescent Substance Abuse Intervention
  • Levels 1 and 2 Education Therapy
  • Home site Transitional Living Facility
  • Intensive Outpatient Program
  • Community Education Program
  • Individual Counseling
  • Youth Program
  • Urinalysis Screening
  • Student Assistant Program
  • Medication-Assisted Treatment


OMNI Institute

Phone: 970-882-1253

Location: 28000 Rd T Dolores, CO 81323

Fax: 970-882-1500

* Training and technical assistance are provided by regional prevention consultants to agencies working towards substance abuse prevention in Archuleta, Delta, Dolores Gunnison, Hinsdale, La Plata, Montezuma, Montrose, Ouray, San Juan, and San Miguel Counties.


Veteran Services:


La Plata County

Phone: 970-759-0117

Location: 1970 East Third Avenue Suite 102 Durango CO, 81301

Fax: 970-247-3277

*Provides information, support, and guidance services to veterans and their families, so they can receive the maximum benefits which they are eligible for.


Montezuma County

Phone: 970-564-2779

Location: 107 North Chestnut Suite 3 Cortez, CO 81321

Hours: 8:30 AM-45:30 PM Monday-Friday

Fax: 970-565-5434

*To enrich the quality of life for Montezuma County veterans and their families by assisting them in accessing all Department of Veterans Affairs and Colorado State benefits they richly deserve.


San Juan County

Phone: 505-327-2861

Location: 101 West Animas Street Farmington, NM 87401

* Serving and honoring the men and women who are America’s Veterans.


National Resources


Resources for seniors, their caregivers, and retirees in our community

24-Hour Hotlines:

Domestic Violence

Alternative Horizons

Phone: 970-247-9619

* Provides confidential support for victims of domestic violence. ( Spanish- speaking advocates available)


National Domestic Violence Hotline 


* Provides crisis intervention and referrals to local services and shelters for men, women, and children who are experiencing or have experienced domestic violence/abuse, or suspect that someone they know is experiencing domestic abuse. (Spanish-speaking advocates available in 150 other languages. TDD number available for hearing impaired)


Rape Intervention Team

Phone: 970-247-5400

* Sexual Assault Services Organization, originally known as the Rape Intervention Team Provides assistance for sexual assault victims. To this day, SASO continues offering a 24-hour confidential hotline, prevention programs (Kindergarten through College), outreach to vulnerable populations, and support groups for victims of sexual assault. (Spanish-speaking advocates available)


RENEW: (Domestic Violence & Adult Victims of Sexual Assault) 

Phone: 970-565-2100

* Serves victims of domestic violence, including children, adult victims of sexual assault, and adult survivors of sexual abuse.


WINGS Safehouse

Phone: 970-565-9116


National Domestic Violence Hotline

Phone: 1-800-799-SAFE


National Sexual Assault Hotline:

Phone: 1-800-656-HOPE

Sexual Assault Safety While Traveling



Phone: 1-877-542-7233

*24-hour hotline for anyone to anonymously report anything that concerns or threatens you, your friends, family, or community.



National Runaway Switchboard

Phone: 1-800-621-4000

* Provides crisis intervention and travel assistance to runaways. Provides information and referral to shelters nationwide. Relays messages to, or arranges conference calls with parents, at the child’s request.



National Youth Crisis Hotline 

Phone: 1-800-422-HOPE(4673)

* Provides counseling and referrals to local drug treatment centers, shelters, and services. Responds to youth dealing with pregnancy, molestation, suicide, and child abuse. You can get free help now: Text CONNECT to 741741 in the United States.


24-Hour National Suicide Hotline

Phone: 1-800-784-2433

* Humanistic Mental Health Foundation provides 24-hour ” hope line” and hospital referrals. Dedicated to sharing the message that suicide is not the answer and help is always available. We can all help prevent suicide. The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.


Family Support Services


Family Support Program

Phone: 970-564-1195

* Case managers assist families with resolving family crises as well as with daily living, and help in developing family plans and budgets. Referrals to local agencies are provided. Home visits are also conducted.

* More information and a complete listing of programs offered through Pinon Project.


Family Support Services

Phone: 970-385-3450

* Family Support Services: Assistance and funding to families with children with developmental delays or disabilities with the goal of keeping the individual with disabilities living in the family home.

* For more information contact Community Connections, Inc.


Health Services:


Colorado AIDs Project

Phone: 1-303-837-0166

Location: 2490 West 26th Avenue, Bldg A, Suite 300 Denver, CO 80204

Mailing Address: PO Box 48120 Denver, CO 80204

Fax: 303-837-0388

*Improves lives affected by HIV and AIDs, and works to prevent infection. Services are provided to achieve the highest quality of life possible.


Home Health Services:


Critical Nurse Staffing, INC (CNS Medical)

Phone: 970-254-9001

Location: 1114 North 1st Street Grand Junction, CO 81501

Hours: 8:00AM-5:00PM

Fax: 1-877-259-1009

Home health service specializing in serving Energy Workers with the Department of Labor. Delivers personalized health care services to patients and families. The level of and duration of care is outlined by the primary physician.


  • Private Pay
  • RECA


Substance Abuse Services:


Alcoholics Anonymous

Phone: 1-888-333-9649

* 12-step recovery program for alcoholics providing fellowship and support to members through sharing experiences, strength, and hope in order to solve their common problems.

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southwest health system

(970) 565-6666

Home Office

1311 North Mildred Road

Cortez, CO 81321



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