Denver Urgent Care Provider is Expanding Access to Health Services

Rocky Mountain Urgent Care has brought additional healthcare resources to the usual roster of urgent care. This collection of urgent care facilities is already known for providing excellent, compassionate, and high-quality medical care to patients in both Denver and Boulder, but they would like to offer additional specialized services at a range of locations in the area. This addition provides significant aid to families and individuals seeking fast and affordable healthcare in the area.

So, what is Rocky Mountain Urgent Care? These facilities provide comprehensive medical care both quickly and affordably. Most clinic visitors are seen in under an hour, which is essential for non-life-threatening emergencies. If Denver residents head to a nearby emergency room for moderate injuries, they’re likely to be there for several hours. Life-threatening accidents are consistently happening around the Denver area, from ski injuries to traffic accidents. Emergency rooms are overflowing with dangerous injuries, and residents suffering from severe cases of the flu or sprained wrists need to wait hours to be seen. Rocky Mountain Urgent Care is the alternative these mild- to moderate injuries need. Though already very convenient, the provider offers additional health services.

More than an urgent care clinic, these facilities also provide a range of specialized services. Their family practice offer routine physicals, well woman care, well child care, and sports physicals. All facilities have the capacity for pediatric care and family medicine, which is perfect for busy Denver residents. At Rocky Mountain Urgent Care, all members of the family can visit the doctor under the same roof. Additionally, their allergy center provides long-term allergy relief with some of the best diagnostic and treatment tools available. Most importantly, Rocky Mountain Urgent Care prioritizes affordability. They work with most insurance plans, including Medicaid and Medicare, but a basic appointment will cost just $130 without insurance.

Rocky Mountain Urgent Care currently has seven facilities scattered throughout the Denver metropolitan area. Each offers urgent care services, while most offer a family practice, physical therapy, occupational medicine, weight loss support, and psychological services. If you already live or work close to a Rocky Mountain Urgent Care facility, you’re in luck. If you don’t, keep an eye out for possible expansion, or locate your nearest clinic. If you’re in the Denver or Boulder metro area, you’re likely just a few miles away from the closet facility.

 

The Autism Society of Colorado is “Opening Doors” for Kids

The Autism Society of Colorado maintains The Opening Doors™ Program to provide an inclusive and welcoming environment for autistic children and their family members. As affected families know all too well, it can be difficult to share in basic community experiences without being disruptive, judged, and subsequently ostracized. Yet, denying autistic children these experiences leads to an isolation and loneliness that is equally intolerable. It can be a truly miserable example of being between a rock and a hard place.

When poorly run, special programs can feel diminishing in themselves. Ideally, these programs can serve as a bridge to further social integration down the road, rather than inadvertently reinforcing the idea that autistic children are to always be kept separate. In fact, The Opening Doors Program goes beyond the social component of public venues and community experiences. Just as big of an issue—and here’s another thing that families affected by autism will recognize—but the program also works with businesses and destinations to create a more accommodating sensory experience that has less chance of overwhelming the autistic child. You can find upcoming opportunities on the ASC Calendar of Events.

 

Interested in Being Part of The Opening Doors™ Program

The ASC partners with local businesses and national organizations to continue to identify new opportunities for its program. Whether it’s dining, shopping, fun, sports, edutainment, work with ASC to increase exposure for your organization while making a positive contribution to the community at large. Here are the organizations currently working with The Opening Doors Program.

 

dmns.org

artreachdenver.org

lonetreeartscenter.org

swallowhillmusic.org

Light in the Dark: Orphaned Bear Cub Rescued from Colorado Wildfires

If you live in Colorado, you’re likely aware of the wildfires currently blazing across the western and southern part of the state. Thousands of homes have been evacuated in recent weeks as the fires continue to spread. But this website is “Colorado for Good,” right? Our news tool only covers encouraging or inspiring news. Despite the destruction caused by these fires, there has been a glimmer of hope and something of a feelgood story for local wildlife. The Denver Post tells the story of an orphaned bear cub rescued from the flames.

Firefighters were working on a massive fire just north of Durango, which burned 47,000 acres of national forest. They spotted a small bear cub wandering alone through a burned-out area of the forest, but there was no sign of her mother. The firefighters quickly observed that the cub’s feet were severely burned. The Colorado Parks and Wildlife staff quickly began treating the animal, who was estimated to be four or five months old, at their Frisco Creek wildlife facility near Del Norte.

The manager of the Frisco Creek facility was unsure if the baby bear was going to make it. The firefighters were also skeptical of the bear’s chances, speculating that it likely hadn’t eaten in several days. How the cub became separated from its mother is unknown, but wildlife professionals speculate she placed the baby in a safe place but was unable to return. Local staff do not know if the mother is still alive.

There is a slight danger to treating bears to injuries. After a period of time, cubs can become habituated to human interaction, making them unfit to return to the wild. To address this issue, the staff members at Frisco Creek have arranged so that the bear has very limited interaction with humans; when she receives treatment, she is anesthetized, then wakes up when humans are no longer present. Professionals estimate that her feet will need to be bandaged for up to a month; after that time, she will move into a larger facility with four other cubs. Though no decisions have been made about how the bears will be released, it is encouraging and inspiring to know that these professionals are doing all they can to ensure the health and safety of this baby bear.

 

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