- Written by Alpha Center Alpha Center
- Created: February 03 2022 February 03 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 woman, Abby, came in for a pregnancy test appointment and her result was negative. During her appointment, she shared about a difficult relationship with her parents and her struggles with faith as she wants to try out different churches in town. We were able to refer her to some of our resources, and our supporters prayed for her to find a church home she could connect with after we sent out a prayer request.
When we followed up to check in on her the following week, she had decided to schedule an appointment for counseling and was looking into local churches. Even though her test was negative, different service areas of the Alpha Center such as the pregnancy appointment, prayers of supporters, follow-up, counseling, and our Director of Client Resources connecting patients to resources in the community all supported this patient as she is taking steps towards healing and knowing God's love for her more.
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.