Break in water line closes Snowmass Clinic
Ryan Summerlin January 16, 2013
SNOWMASS VILLAGE – The Snowmass Clinic, slopeside in Snowmass Village, was forced to close temporarily Tuesday morning after a water-line break caused flooding within the facility.
The walk-in clinic serves from 15 to 25 sick or injured locals and visitors each day.
“We’re doing everything we can to get the facility back up and running, but there’s a lot of water in the building right now,” Bart Outzen, clinic manager, said in a prepared statement. “We think we’ll be open for business again later this week or early next week.”
In the meantime, alternatives for care include local physicians’ offices, the Aspen Valley Hospital emergency room and After-Hours Medical Care in Basalt. The hospital runs the Snowmass Clinic.
Snowmass Village officials have been informed of the closure, as has the ski patrol.
“It’s unfortunate because it’s such a convenient location for anyone in Snowmass Village – especially visitors without transportation,” Outzen said. But, he added, there are other options for care.
For assistance finding medical care in lieu of the Snowmass Clinic, call the hospital’s community relations department at 970-544-1296.