from 5:00 – 9:00 pm
from 10:00am – 6:00 pm
Appointments are required.
After Hours Care is a high-quality, low-cost alternative to the Emergency Department for treating the following non life-threatening illnesses and injuries:
- Cuts and abrasions
- Possible broken bones
- Sprains and strains
- Sore throat
- Vomiting without abdominal pain
- Sinus pain
- Eye irritation
- Minor nose bleeds
- Mild allergic reactions
- Animal bites
- Ear pain
- Neck or back pain-not from injury
- Urinary complaints
- Minor burns
- Upper respiratory infections
501 Airport Road, Rifle, Colorado 81650
For an appointment in the After Hours Clinic, call 970.625.1100
If you are experiencing additional concerns, please go to the Emergency department. After Hours Care is not intended to treat pregnancy, infants less than 3 months, coumadin patients, or work comp. It is not a replacement for your doctor. You will be treated and given instructions for follow up treatment with your physician.
The After Hours Clinic offers health care at a reasonable cost. Payment is requested at time of service. Grand River’s After Hours Clinic accepts insurance from all plans in which Grand River participates.
Please Note: After Hours Care healthcare providers cannot refill medications intended for the management of chronic pain. Please see your prescribing provider for these refills.
Your safety is our priority! Following evaluation, your healthcare provider may refer you to the Emergency Room, as appropriate.
If you have chest pain or shortness of breath (including asthma), or if you believe you have an emergency, please go directly to the Emergency Room!
Certified by the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA).
- The Pennsylvania State University, Bachelor of Science, Biobehavioral Health
- Arcadia University, Master of Physician Assistant Studies
Jessica McDonnell was raised in Rapid City, South Dakota. Her mother was a labor and delivery nurse in Rapid City and even at a young age she was impressed how women would come up to her mom and share stories about the children her mother helped deliver and care for. “It happened everywhere, the grocery store, the mall” says Jessica, “It gave me a firsthand look at the impact my mother made in people’s lives. I knew then I wanted to make an impact like she did” adds McDonnell.
After high school, McDonnell attended the University of Hawaii at Manoa on a soccer scholarship where she received her BA in Biology. After college, she played professional Women’s soccer in Germany for a time and then returned to the states where she went on to complete her BS in Nursing from Northeastern University in Boston.
McDonnell received her Masters of Science in Nursing and her FNP from George Washington University School of Nursing in 2018. She did many of her clinical rotations at Grand River Health and Valley View, where she came to love the mountains on the western slope. “I was very impressed with the medical staff here. As a student, they were amazingly supportive and answered any questions I had. I knew this was an organization I would like to eventually call home.”
When asked about her philosophy for caring for her patients McDonnell says “I enjoy treating the whole person…good health encompasses so much more than physical heath. That’s why I enjoy rural medicine, because you really get to become part of the community and understand the challenges and opportunities that arise.”
McDonnell and her husband reside in New Castle with their two large Malamutes Dakota and Cali! They love to ski, snowboard and take advantage of spending time in the beautiful outdoors and the mountains.
Born and Raised in Rural Connecticut, Murphy received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from University of Massachusetts, Amherst, then went on to receive her MSN at Regis University in Denver.
Murphy comes to Grand River Health from the front range and is excited to be returning to rural healthcare. When asked what she loves about rural medicine, Murphy said she “enjoys meeting her patients where they are in their journey and helping them create a personalized approach to better health.” In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and 2 children, snowboarding and making jewelry.
Catharine McLean received her Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from the University of Virginia. She then went on to receive her masters in Exercise Physiology from University of Virginia in 2010. She returned to school a few years later to receive her Masters of Medical Science, Physician Assistant at Wake Forest School of Medicine in Winston Salem, North Carolina.
McLean comes to Grand River Health from Dispatch Health as well as University Hospital Emergency Department in Denver where she served as a Physician Assistant.
McLean is no stranger to the Roaring Fork Valley, she previously worked at Aspen Valley Hospital as a Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Specialist as well as an EMT-B at Aspen Valley Hospital before embarking on her path as a Physician Assistant. McLean is an avid skier and even worked for Aspen Ski Patrol from 2010-2015.
Sarah has been at GRHD since January 2021. She was attracted to Grand River’s sense of community among patients and staff, the talent amongst our providers, and the opportunity to help provide care in a rural environment. Sarah grew up in Kalamazoo, MI, graduated from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, and knew she wanted to be a PA-C after working as an ED Tech in a busy Denver emergency department. The most rewarding aspect of her job is when she is able to take her patient’s concerns, illnesses, fears, or questions and provide them with reassurance, relief, and answers.
Sarah loves traveling and camping with her partner and dog Scoobie. She enjoys music (The Black Keys, Lake Street Drive, Yo Yo Ma and Pink Floyd), hiking and has been dabbling at golf. She is inspired by the beauty of mother nature, the good within people and the love of dogs.
Tami hails from Alabama but always had a desire to move West. She has been with Grand River for the past 9 years, working primarily in our Clinic West location, but did extensive work in our Respiratory Clinic at the Hospital. Tami’s love for medicine began when she volunteered as a Candy Striper. Tami loves providing continuity of care to her patients and getting to know the families she serves.
Tami and her husband fulfilled their life-long dream and bought a ranch. When not busy working, Tami enjoys hiking, kayaking, paddle boarding and biking.
She loves Toby Keith and the Lonesome Dove series. In fact, she named her donkeys after some of the characters!
- University of South Alabama, Mobile, Alabama Master’s Degree, Masters Degree in Family Nurse Practitioner.
- University of Alabama in Birmingham, Graduate Program
- McNeese State University, Lake Charles, LA, Received a B.S.N. Degree
- Certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center
- Certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
Family Medicine at Grand River Health Clinic West
201 Sipprelle Drive in Battlement Mesa