Sen. Gardner at Cohen Clinic

The Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus celebrated achieving 100 clients with U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner (R-Colo.), who stopped by for a tour and conversation on how the clinic provides low to no-cost mental health services to post-9/11 veterans and their family members.

Sen. Gardner at Cohen Clinic
U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner (right) visits the Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic as part of its celebration of helping 100 clients since opening.

Gardner was impressed by the soft ambiance of the clinic, as well as the veteran and military family artwork exhibited throughout the facility. At one point, Gardner snapped a photo of two wooden hand-carved flags displayed in the clinic’s lobby, remarking on the craftsmanship of Colorado veteran Andrew Darr.

Following the tour, CU leadership including Regent and Board Chair Sue Sharkey, CU Helen and Arthur E. Johnson Depression Center and Cohen Clinic staff engaged in a robust dialogue with the senator. The discussion ranged on topics including the clinic’s day-one rollout of telehealth throughout Colorado, as well as the imperatives and challenges of providing comprehensive mental health care to rural Colorado veterans.

Gardner asked questions on the types of treatment provided by the clinic and expressed interest in working on legislation that supports veterans’ transition to civilian life. The visit was a capstone to the clinic’s celebration of helping 100 clients since opening last spring.

Guest contributor: Article submitted by Holli Keyser, communications and marketing specialist at The Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic.