- Written by Wendy Nettleton Wendy Nettleton
- Created: January 11 2022 January 11 2022
The Alpha Center is a nonprofit Christian Medical Clinic in the heart of Fort Collins and takes pride in providing compassionate, exceptional medical care to those in need of a pregnancy test, options education, STD screening, professional relationship counseling and sexual health education. The Alpha Center does not provide nor refer for abortions.
The center strives to ensure all patients are served with dignity by a licensed medical professional, approaching each client holistically, offering a safe place to share their experiences and ask questions.
Alpha Center began in 1985 as a pregnancy hotline in Fort Collins. They attained non-profit designation in 1987 and a year later opened the first office near Drake and College. In 2000, they became a medical facility by adding ultrasound, and two years later added STD screening as well. In 2016, they added a licensed professional counselor to their staff.
Today, The Alpha Center is located at College and Pitkin, right across from Colorado State University. The staff of sixteen includes registered nurses, administrative staff, and a licensed professional counselor. On an average, the Alpha Center serves 400–500 patients yearly. All services are offered at no cost, thanks to the generous support of many individuals, businesses and churches in our community.
Each month, the Alpha Center will share a client’s story with us so we can see first-hand the impact made by our support (name(s) changed for confidentiality).
A young pregnant patient was nervous to come in because she had an abortion in her past and told us she felt judged harshly by a different medical clinic. For this pregnancy, Sarah was interested in support and resources and was excited and hopeful during the ultrasound performed by the nurses. During the first appointment, our intake specialist was able to pray with her. Before leaving, she said her interaction with the Alpha Center has encouraged her faith and she even requested that the intake specialist pray with her again at the second appointment. She is now excited to engage with our Parenting Success program as she prepares to become a mom.
The Board of Human Needs finds opportunities for the members of Saint John’s to provide a Christian witness by helping people in the community struggling with daily necessities.