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Colorado Crisis Center

If you don’t know where to begin getting mental health, substance use or emotional help for yourself or someone you know—start here. We provide confidential and immediate support, 24/7/365. If you are in crisis or need help dealing with one, call this toll-free number 1-844-493-TALK (8255) to speak to a trained professional.

1-844-493-8255 – English and Spanish Speaking

Hilltop Services

24 Hour Crisis Line

Counselors and advocates provide crisis intervention, support, information and referrals to community resources. If you need to talk or are concerned about someone else, please call our local Mind Springs Health Crisis Line.



Parent Help Hotline

Parenting is tough, and kids don’t come with instruction manuals. That’s why Hilltop in partnership with the How are the Children? initiative have created a 24/7 Parent Help Line. Whether you have toddlers or teens, a biological or blended family, the Parent Help Line is there for you. Questions range from teething and potty training, to homework and curfews. We have all been there, and its important that we stick together in this tough, but important job, of being a parent. Call 683-HELP.


Family First

Building strong families through in-home parenting support and education:

-Weekly support and education groups for young moms and young dads
-Parenting skills development provided in the home
-Training camp for 1st time fathers
-In-home visits beginning before the baby is born
-Spanish-speaking staff available
-Referrals and support in meeting family needs


Colorado QuitLine

Be Tobacco Free

English – 1-800-784-8669

Spanish – 1-855-335-3569

Mental Health

Mind Springs Health

Care and counseling for yourself or others with:

-Depression, anxiety, stress and/or adjustment issues
-Trauma and Post-traumatic stress disorder
-Attention deficit & hyperactivity and other childhood disorders
-Substance abuse and addiction
-Persistent mental illnesses, including schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, mood disorders
-Thoughts of suicide, suicide prevention


Connect For Health Colorado

Connect for Health Colorado is a marketplace that opened in October 2013 to help individuals, families and small employers across Colorado purchase health insurance and apply for new federal financial assistance to reduce costs. 


Colorado Canyons Hospital and Medical Center

PO Box 130, Fruita, CO 81521
(970) 858-3900

Community Hospital

2021 N. 12th Street
Grand Junction, CO 81501
(970) 242-0920

St. Mary’s Hospital & Regional Medical Center

2635 North 7th Street
Grand Junction,
Colorado  81501
970-298-CARE (2273)

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Patient and Family Advisory Council

Western Valley Family Practice has introduced a Patient Advisory Council!

The Patient Advisory Council will operate as the voice of the patients who are currently obtaining care from Western Valley Family Practice (WVFP).

The Patient and Family Advisory Council (PFAC) will have an entrusted and enthusiastic role in helping as Western Valley improves its policies and procedures that will directly affect our patients and their families experience in our practice in a positive way.

The PFAC meets twice a year to allow YOU the patients to be able to share constructive criticisms that will help WVFP to become a better place, to aid in encouraging and confident and consistently positive relationship between WVFP its patients, their families, and to contribute to any planning, implementations, and evaluation of any quality improvement projects.

The PFAC consists of 12 members form our community with diverse backgrounds and having a combination of Primary Care Physicians within our practice. Check back for more information regarding our PFAC and some updates from the members!

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Ear Piercing

Western Valley Family Practice now offers Ear Piercing!

Dr. McClellan has started the service of ear piercing for the practice. The cost is $35 and the service is available to anyone, whether patient or not, by appointment. The $35 is due at time of service. Please call our office for more details.

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Walk-In Visits

We offer Walk-In Visits for current WVFP Patients.

Walk-In Visits include Blood Pressure Checks, Weight Checks, Flu Shots (when available), and injections when approved by your Primary Care Physician (PCP).

Walk-In Visits are welcome Monday – Friday from 8:30 am – 4:45 pm, with the exception of the lunch hour (12pm – 2pm) to ensure a Doctor is present. Please contact our office for any questions regarding our walk-in visits, other situations may apply.

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Lab Draw Stations

Our Fruita Lab Draw Station is open Monday – Thursday from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, closing for lunch from 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm, and Friday’s from 8:00 am – 12:00 pm.

Our Redlands Lab Draw Station is open Monday – Thursday from 8:00 am – 4:00 pm and Friday from 8:00 am – 3:00 pm, closing over the lunch hour from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm.

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Initial Diabetes Appointment – Group Visits



(The DIG IT group, digging into diabetes)

We at Western Valley Family Practice are dedicated to giving our patients all the tools they need to successfully manage their diabetes. We are also dedicated to helping patients who are on the road to getting diabetes, stop the progression.
The most important time to learn all about diabetes is as soon as we know you have a problem. That is why we have started a new program in order to speed up the education process. If you have diabetes and have never been through our initial class or if you are newly diagnosed with diabetes or pre-diabetes this class is for you. You will learn:
1. What is going on inside of your body with your cells, pancreas, liver, eyes, kidneys, and brain?
2. What studies have shown about diabetes control and what an A1C test is?
3. All the multiple treatment options including: diet, exercise, and the newest medications available.

We will be offering these classes the 1st Tuesday afternoon of every month at our Fruita Office. These are incorporated into what is called a “Group Visit” where you will be able to learn from both our Diabetes Educator Cathie Hren who is also a Physician Assistant and others in your group. You will also have one-on-one face-to-face time with Cathie to discuss your personal health, review labs, and adjust medications if needed.


Group visits empower patients to better self-manage their diabetes. The visits provide a supportive setting where patients feel safe asking questions and expressing their concerns about their disease. Studies show that group visits result in improved metabolic control, health behaviors, quality of life, and knowledge of diabetes.
We look forward to seeing you there!

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Sandra Christenson, PAC

Sandra PhotoSandra Christenson graduated from the Child Health Associate/Physician Assistant program at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center with a Master’s degree in Child Health and Physician Assistant Studies.

Sandra Christenson has been working with Western Valley since July of 2008. She loves working with families and enjoys seeing children. Sandra also speaks fluent Spanish with a Bachelor’s degree in Spanish from the University of Wyoming.

Outside of work, Sandra loves spending time with her family, including her husband, daughter, and son. She enjoys traveling, camping, reading, and spending time in the community. “I love my job and couldn’t see myself doing anything else. It is so rewarding to work with patients and help and support them physically, mentally, and emotionally. I’m thankful to Western Valley for giving me a great place to work, doing what I enjoy.”

Accepting New Patients

Please stop by either our Fruita or Redlands locations and pick up a new patient questionnaire.

You can also download the new patient form, print it and fill it out.  Turn it into to us at your convenience.

Our New Patient Process:

Once the New Patient Form is turned-in, the forms are reviewed and submitted to the WVFP providers. The providers then review the forms to determine whether or not WVFP would be the right fit for the applicant, as they strive to offer the best care possible for their patients.

Our office will contact you as soon as the application process is complete.

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Mynette Foley, M.D.

Foley PhotoDr. Foley is from New Orleans, Louisiana. She obtained her college degree from Colorado State University and continued her studies at Louisiana State University School of Medicine where she received her medical degree. Her residency for family practice was completed at St. Mary’s Family Practice, graduating in 1999.

Dr. Foley has been with Western Valley Family Practice since she finished her residency in 1999. She offers primary care to newborns through end of life.

Dr. Foley has 3 children. Avocations include family, cooking, and mountain biking.

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