Heidi Helgeson, MD, MPH, Chief Medical Officer

Specialty: Family Medicine

Dr. Helgeson graduated magna cum laude from Hamline University in St. Paul, MN with a double major in Biology and Theology.  She attended medical school at the University of Colorado School of Medicine in Denver.  She graduated from the Fort Collins Family Medicine Residency program in June of 2009, where she served as Chief Resident.   Dr. Helgeson is a board-certified Family Physician who has been on staff at Rio Grande Hospital since August of 2009.  She has special interests in Women’s Health and Diabetes and is honorary faculty with the University of Colorado as a clinical instructor in Family Medicine. Most recently Dr. Helgeson graduated with honors from The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinic Practice with a Masters of Public Health. Dr. Helgeson most enjoys the continuity of care and relationships with patients and their families that develop as a part of living and practicing in a rural community.

Medical Training:
University of Colorado School of Medicine, Denver, CO

Residency Training:
Fort Collins Family Medicine Residency, Fort Collins, CO – Family Medicine; Chief Resident

Board Certifications / Additional Medical Training:
Board Certified in Family Medicine
The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinic Practice with a Masters of Public Health

Mission: With a smile and a helping hand, we provide quality care and service to our communities.

Vision: We will distinguish ourselves as the trusted healthcare destination.
We will provide compassionate healthcare and advocate wellness through innovative access, preventive medicine,
and collaborative partnerships within our diverse community.


Rio Grande Hospital

310 County Road 14
Del Norte, CO 81132
Tel: 719-657-2510
Open: 24/7

Creede Family Practice

802 Rio Grande
Creede, CO 81130
Tel: 719-658-0929

Rio Grande
Hospital Clinic

310C County Road 14
Del Norte, CO 81132
Tel: 719-657-2418

Monte Vista Medical Clinic & Pharmacy

1033 2nd Avenue
Monte Vista, CO 81144
Tel: 719-852-8827
Pharmacy Tel: 719-628-0533

Rio Grande Hospital Clinic at South Fork

52 Jackson Street
South Fork, CO 81154
Tel: 719-873-5494