Accessibility to high-quality healthcare is critical, and fortunately, those who live in Durango have plenty of options, where there are several major health systems that operate a variety of facilities in the city. Patients can easily find a healthcare system that accepts their insurance and will work with them to provide the comprehensive care patients deserve during every stage of their lives.
These are the healthcare options available to Durango residents:
Axis Health System
Axis Health System is a private, non-profit healthcare system that has been operating facilities in Durango and throughout the surrounding region since 1960. It has five facilities in Durango, including the La Plata Integrated Health Care Community Health Center, the Axis Health System Oral Health Clinic Community Health Center, the Columbine Behavioral Health Care Center and Crossroads at Grand View. The Axis Health System corporate offices also are located in Durango. Axis Health Care operates on the belief that healthcare applies to the whole person. It specializes in offering an integrated approach to healthcare that considers a person's physical, emotional, social and mental health.
In addition to providing patients with options for in-person and virtual care, the healthcare system operates a crisis hotline 24 hours per day, 7 days a week. Durango residents will find this healthcare system to be very accessible.
Centura Health is a large healthcare system based out of Colorado that has a facility located in Durango. The Mercy Regional Medical Center is a hospital affiliated with this healthcare system and is situated in the heart of the city, making it easy for residents to get the care they need. Mercy Regional Medical Center is an acute-care hospital that has 82 beds for patients. It prides itself on being one of the largest facilities of its kind in the region, and it routinely invests in the latest technological resources. Operating an emergency room that is open 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, Mercy Regional Medical Center also specializes in orthopedic surgery, cardiology care and cancer treatment.
In addition to providing comprehensive healthcare, this facility also has an innovative healing program in place, including a unique healing environment with a labyrinth, a chapel and a healing garden. Its healing programming offers complementary therapies, pet therapy, gentle massage, music therapy and aromatherapy.
Animas Surgical Hospital
The Animas Surgical Hospital is the closest hospital to Downtown Durango and is the only one in the region that is owned and operated by local physicians. This hospital prides itself on offering its patients a local touch, as the physicians and nurses who work in the hospital live in the community and make an effort to give back whenever possible. It has one of the highest nurse-to-patient ratios in the region, which ensures patients receive the personalized care they deserve. This hospital specializes in emergency services, urgent care, diagnostic imaging, internal medicine and surgical services. The Animas Surgical Hospital has earned a reputation for having the latest technological resources available, designed to provide patients with the best possible results.
Those who are looking to relocate to Durango will be pleased to know there are healthcare options awaiting them upon their arrival, while existing residents will be thrilled with the choices they have.