- Written by Alpha Center Alpha Center
- Created: April 07 2022 April 07 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, 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. 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, Alpha Center will share a (anonymized) client’s story with us so we can see the impact made by our support.
After taking a pregnancy test at home, a google search lead Brittany to us and we were able to see her right away. During her appointment, she shared with the intake specialist about her rough family history and the death of her parents, one just last year. She was really surprised when our Intake Specialist asked her to share about her faith. She said, “Nobody has ever asked for me to share about God before, thank you.” She then shared that when her dad died she really started to make her faith her own and grow in her understanding of who God is and that He is number one in her life now.
She expressed interest in getting connected with a local church, so we were able to share with her a list of churches. She is working on getting food stamps and getting connected to a doctor for prenatal care and also wants to take classes to help her learn how to breastfeed, so we will help her get connected with free breastfeeding classes. We are thankful to be able to serve patients like Brittany who have decided to parent but need extra love and support for success.
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.