Pueblo Community Health Center (PCHC) began providing primary health care services to Pueblo’s underserved population in 1983. Originally housed on the grounds of the Colorado State Hospital, Pueblo Community Health Center moved to St. Mary-Corwin Hospital in 1986. In 1987, the organization purchased a building at 110 East Routt Avenue, which is currently where the administrative offices are located.
In 2000, the organization acquired and renovated the 2030 Lake Avenue site to further expand capacity for dental services. Primary health care services are also provided through a satellite facility at 328 Avondale Boulevard in the rural community of Avondale; homeless patients may receive medical care at the PCHC clinic located in downtown Pueblo at 1008 North Grand Avenue.
In October 2002, the Park Hill Clinic at 1302 East Fifth Street, in the heart of Pueblo’s most underserved neighborhood, opened its doors. Three years later, a patient pharmacy was opened in the lower level of that site.
After a significant capital campaign and community effort, a brand new, 41,000 square foot clinic at 300 Colorado Avenue opened in November 2009. This state-of-the-art facility’s footprint was further expanded in 2014 (adding 7,000 additional square feet) and boasting additional patient capacity of 10,000 over the next decade.
Today, with the Park Hill facility at capacity, PCHC now looks to further expand its presence on the east side. Property was acquired in early 2019 at East 8th Street and LaCrosse. Plans are being developed to build and invest in a second, state-of-the-art facility which will enable capacity to increase by 5,000 new patients in coming years.