People in southern Colorado will be seeing expanded access to health care.

Mt. Carmel already provides health care and wellness resources to the greater Pikes Peak Region, including a center devoted to helping veterans in Colorado Springs.

Now, the Mt. Carmel Primary Care Clinic is partnering with Salud Family Health Centers to help provide better health care access to families in Trinidad.

The Chairman of the Board at Mt. Carmel is credited for bringing expanded health care to people in southern Colorado.

Jay Cimino, the chairman of the board at Mt. Carmel, is responsible for reaching out to Salud in an effort to bring the what he calls the “very best in health care to Trinidad," according to a release.

Salud is a non-profit, Federally Qualified Health Center that operates 12 clinics and a mobile medical unit.

According to the non-profit, the organization provides health care to over 76,600 patients. Right now, the organization serves northern Colorado, but this month it will be expanding service delivery to Trinidad and Las Animas County.

The resources that will now be available in those counties includes medical, behavioral health, care management, health education, and dental and pharmacy services.

According to our news partner in Colorado Springs, since Salud is a federally qualified health center, Mt. Carmel will now be able to use federal funding to add more services, as well as improve their primary care clinic.

The expansion to Trinidad includes a new medical care center in downtown Trinidad. The new Center will be in the Trinidad National Bank Building off of Commercial and church street.

According to the general manager of the Trinidad downtown Development group, the 30 thousand square foot bank building is undergoing a complete renovation. The added facilities are expected to be completed in the next six months.

The new center will be in addition to the Mt. Carmel's Veterans Service Center which helps support the military and veteran community in the greater Pikes Peak region.

The center has several resources for veterans under one roof, including behavioral health counseling, employment and transition support, job placement, and education assistance.

The Downtown Trinidad Development Group tells KOAA that the new clinic is just one part of new development coming to downtown Trinidad.

About 50 million dollars in development money are coming to the area, including the clinic, a Hilton hotel, and six restaurants.