Healthy Beginnings is a University of Colorado School of Medicine student-run pediatric clinic. Their mission is to provide convenient, free healthcare services for the pediatric residents of Warren Village, advocate for healthy lifestyles, educate on prevention and safety, and inform parents about primary care physicians in the Denver area. The program provide pediatric clinical experiences for first and second-year medical students from the University of Colorado School of Medicine as well as provide a venue for second, third, and fourth-year medical students to gain clinical management skills. The services they provide include:
- Well-child check-ups
- Sick visits
- Education on asthma, bed wetting, potty training, moodiness, tantrums, discipline, rashes, picky eating and sleep problems.
- Sexual education for adolescents
- Reading Promotion
The Growing Years program is a course that provides education in child health and preventative healthcare to families at Warren Village. In these sessions, they strive to create a comfortable learning environment where Warren Village residents have the opportunity to get their questions answered regarding the topic of the night. The course is run by medical students from the University of Colorado School of Medicine and pediatric medical residents from the Children’s Hospital of Colorado. Snacks are provided!
When: Every third Thursday of the month, from 6:30 p.m. – around 8 p.m.
Who: All parents who are residents of Warren Village are welcome to participate!
Where: Ray Cushman House at Warren Village
How do I sign up? See Erica deDufour, 303.320.5024 in the Family Services office.
Suggestions for class topics? Please let Erica deDufour know what you are interested in learning.
Healthly Beginnings Clinics
Clinics are held on Wednesday evenings at the Ray Cushman house across the street from Warren Village. Appointments are available for Warren Village residents are at 6:30pm and 7:15pm, and vaccine nights are offered once per month. There is a waiting room with books and toys for kids. Patients are seen by students doctors from University of Colorado School of Medicine supervised by a volunteer pediatrician. To make an appointment, please contact Erica deDufour, 303.320.5024 in the Family Services office.
Meet the Healthy Beginnings Staff:
- Stephanie S. Stevens MD, FAAP (Healthy Beginnings Founder)
- Amy W. Long, MD
- Bethany M. Carvajal MD, FAAP
- Tai Lockspeiser, MD
- Jerry Rubin, MD