1339 S. Federal Blvd Denver, CO 80219

Project Details:

The NMTC project involves the building of Denver Health and Hospital Authority – Southwest Clinic (“DHHA-SC” or “Clinic”), a new neighborhood Federally Qualified Health Center (“FQHC”) in a medically underserved area located at 1339 S. Federal Blvd, Denver, Colorado. This neighborhood, which is called Westwood, was negatively impacted when St. Anthony Central Hospital moved out of the city of Denver in 2011. This will be DHHA’s ninth community health center in its network.

The 40,000-squarefoot facility has an estimated project cost of $26.7 million, including $3.9 million in furniture, fixtures and equipment. The programming areas of the clinic are summarized below:

Distress Criteria:

  • 29.1% poverty rate
  • 47.3% of Area Median Income
  • 2.3x national unemployment rate
  • Medically Underserved Area

Community Impacts:

  • Created 142 jobs
  • 300 construction jobs
  • 17,690 LIPs served annually

Program – RSF Area

  • Adult Clinic – 11,448
  • Pediatrics – 4,653
  • Wellness – 2,750
  • Walk-in Clinic – 1,765
  • Waiting, Classroom and Bldg Support – 9,219
  • Pharmacy – 1,845
  • Dental – 1,988
  • Lab – 1,100
  • Imaging – 1,100
  • Enrollment – 440

Community Alignment
The project is in alignment with the JUMPStart 2013, which is the Strategic Plan for the City of Denver. A guiding principal in the plan is providing a safety net for low-income and vulnerable citizens in the City of Denver. As an FQHC the project is focused on serving low-income, underinsured, and uninsured persons living in and around the Westwood neighborhood. The Clinic will provide a complete range of medical, dental and wellness services as well as pharmacy programs to people of all ages and backgrounds. This facility will allow DHHA to meet increasing demand and will significantly increase its capacity to meet the tremendous unmet need for medical services in the Denver metropolitan area.