• History

  • SET Family Medical Clinics (SET), which stands for SERVICE through health care, EMPOWERMENT through education and TRANSFORMATION by enhanced human dignity, was founded in 1990 by the Sisters of Charity. The Sisters of Charity first established a HealthSET program in Denver focused on serving seniors in low income housing, ensuring their primary health care needs were met.

    This concept was expanded into the Colorado Springs area, establishing what began as ‘Senior Well Being’ clinics and evolved into a medical clinic held in a community center. SET was incorporated and became its own non-profit, recognized in 1992, focused on providing health care to low income, uninsured, and underinsured populations in the Pikes Peak region. In 1993, two physicians in Colorado Springs came forward to volunteer and began providing free healthcare to all ages at the local community centers, setting a precedence on which the clinics are based today.

    In 1995, SET began overseeing the Homeless Clinic at the Marion Soup Kitchen and continues to operate on a part-time basis five days a week during lunch. In 2003 community center services were relocated to the St. Francis Health Center and an official family clinic was established. Most recently in 2015, HealthSET and SET Family Medical Clinics merged to form one 501©(3) still using SET of Colorado Springs, Inc. as the non-profit status.

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