Medical Assistance

Medical Assistance

TLC’s onsite nursing services are now available by appointment only. We are also continuing to offer remote medical assistance services. Please reach out to Nurse Cindy Stickel at cindystickel@centura.org or 719-481-4864 x103 for more information about how to schedule a medical appointment.


The Neighborhood Nurse Center is a Penrose-St. Francis Mission Outreach Program that has six community crisis sites. Penrose-St. Francis provides a Faith Community Nurse at Tri-Lakes Cares to work with the uninsured and the underinsured. Healing is profoundly spiritual, and Penrose-St. Francis, as a faith-based organization, has a commitment to the whole person. At the Neighborhood Nurse Centers, the physical, emotional and spiritual health and wellbeing is assessed by a Faith Community Nurse, a registered nurse with specialty training and expertise in coaching individuals through medical issues that may have foundational spiritual or social issues underlying a medical need.

The Faith Community Nurse at the Neighborhood Nurse Center is available to:

  • Provide a thorough nursing assessment
  • Connect with medical providers
  • Assist with insurance resources
  • Offer financial assistance for prescriptions and co-pays
  • Advocate for unmet medical needs
  • Engage with emotional and spiritual conversations and prayer
  • Arrange preventative and chronic disease management
  • Provide health education for neighbors and their families

Penrose-St. Francis Health also offers a free Volunteer Medical Clinic at Tri-Lakes Cares to provide safety-net primary care until a medical home can be found. A volunteer doctor is available by appointment on Tuesdays.


Tri-Lakes Cares loans out durable medical equipment based upon availability to include wheelchairs, walkers and shower chairs.


Please contact Nurse Cindy Stickel at cindystickel@centura.org or 719-481-4864 x103:

  • For more information about the Neighborhood Nurse Center
  • To make an appointment to the doctor
  • To borrow from the medical equipment loan closet (based on availability)
  • To make an inkind donation of medical equipment or over the counter medication. Please note that we are not able to accept donations of prescription medications.