HealthCircle Primary Care Clinic

Serving the Colorado Springs community. Healthcare that partners with you.

Offering a full-range of personal healthcare services in one convenient location.

  • Extended appointments to give you quality time with your provider
  • Nurse-managed, personalized care for primary care and behavioral health issues
  • Quality and committed customer service
  • Convenient location and hours
  • Most major insurances accepted

Mission and Values

Our mission: Partner with and empower you in a Nurse Practitioner directed environment where holistic clinical practice, education and research intersect to help achieve your health care goals.

Our Values: Accountability, Care, Collaboration, Commitment, Dignity, Integrity, Quality, Respect

Why Nurse-Managed Primary Care?

As healthcare continues to evolve, individuals and families may face challenges accessing high quality and affordable primary care. For nearly half a century now, nurse practitioners have been able to change the face of primary care delivery within our community. Our Advanced Practice Nurses are highly-educated practitioners with years of experience working to increase affordable health care access in the Pikes Peak Region. These clinicians strive to provide personalized care that addresses each patient's individual needs.

Here at the UCCS HealthCircle Primary Care Clinic, we are committed to listening, engaging, collaborating and empowering our patients. We strive to help our patients navigate an intimidating health care system and meet their individual health goals. Our providers will partner with clinics within our facility as well as outside providers to tailor your health care. Through partnerships with your health care team, you will be given guidance to achieve your specific health goals.

Why an Academic Environment Matters

Academic health centers have long been recognized as providing the very best in health care. The UCCS HealthCircle Primary Care Clinic encompasses teaching, research, and patient care. We are developing the next generation of providers and will be helping fill the expanding need for primary care providers in our community. Research within the academic health sciences center will allow us to implement and evaluate our innovations in health and wellness.

Research Mission

The primary care clinic nurse practitioners and staff will work with the Lane Center research team to implement and evaluate integrated models of health care and wellness to improve our patients' quality of life and their health care experiences.

Testimonials

“I can without hesitation recommend the UCCS Primary Care Clinic at the Lane Center to the Colorado Springs community. I received excellent care from knowledgeable and friendly professionals at my first appointment and fully intend to continue to make it my choice for future primary care.”
“I have had a very positive experience with the Lane Center Primary Care Clinic! The staff is very friendly. They are willing to sit down and discuss any concerns I had and did not rush to get me out the door. I would highly recommend the Primary Care Clinic at the Lane Center and plan to make this my first choice for health care needs – Thanks to you all!”
“I am delighted with the care and advice that I get from the Primary Care Clinic at the Lane Center. People there are knowledgeable, concerned, and sensitive. I could not be more pleased with the way I have been treated there, and I’ll continue going back for regular check-ups or whenever a need arises.”

Last updated 05.24.2017

Services Offered

Acute Illnesses Treatment

  • Abdominal pain
  • Allergic reactions
  • Asthma
  • Earaches
  • Eye Pain/discharge
  • Fever
  • Flu & flu shots
  • Gynecological infections
  • Headaches
  • Medication refills
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Rashes
  • Sexually transmitted diseases
  • Sinusitis
  • Skin infections
  • Sore throats
  • Upper respiratory illnesses/cough
  • Urinary tract/kidney infections
  • And more

Mental Health Care

  • Psychiatric medication management
  • Behavioral Health Counseling
  • Diagnosis and treatment of
    • Depression
    • Anxiety
    • Bipolar Disorder
    • PTSD
    • Schizophrenia
    • Personality Disorders
    • Substance Abuse
    • Other mental health conditions
    • High Cholesterol

Acute Injury Treatment

  • Abscess incision and drainage
  • Animal and insect bites
  • Back pain
  • Foreign body removal
  • Ingrown nails
  • Laceration repair
  • Minor burns
  • Sprains/strains

Preventive Care

  • Annual Physicals
  • Well Woman
  • Sports Physicals

Wellness Planning and Health Coaching

  • Dietary
  • Exercise
  • Stress management
  • Weight loss
  • Smoking cessation
  • Family planning

Ancillary Services

  • Routine blood draws
  • Oxygen administration
  • Pulse oximetry
  • Rapid strep/mono/flu tests
  • Strapping/splinting/casting
  • Urine analysis
  • Vaccinations including Tetanus booster
  • 12 lead EKG
  • Nebulizer treatment

Phyllis Austin, PMHNP-BC

Mary Claire Wahl, MSN, APRN, CNM

Deborah Tuffield, MSN, RN, FNP-C

Angela York, FNP-BC/ERNP

Kari Learned, RN,BSN

Patricia Smock Thornton, MSN, ANP-BC

Maureen Storch, FNP-BC

Basheer Mohammed-Medical Assistant

Emily Drapeau-Medical Receptionist

Nicole Caduff-Clinical Practice Manager

Lizzie Roberts, Medical Receptionist/Billing

Forms

Please download and fill out the appropriate form and bring it with you to your visit.

All forms require Adobe Reader to open.


Last updated 03.05.2015

Insurance Accepted

  • Anthem (PPO, High Deductible Plan)
  • Anthem CU Exclusive Plan
  • Kaiser
  • Tricare
  • Multiplan
  • United Healthcare
  • Rocky Mountain Health Plans
  • Cigna
  • Medicare

Other Payment Options

Low-cost self-pay options are available.

Contracts are under negotiation with additional insurers. Please call for more information.

HealthCircle

4863 North Nevada Avenue
Colorado Springs, CO 80918
719-255-4401