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
Open weekdays 5:00 – 9:00 pm
& weekends 10:00 am – 1:00 pm, 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Appointment required. Call 970.625.1100 to schedule.
501 Airport Road, Rifle, Colorado 81650
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!
Connie Berglund FNP, returns to Grand River health after spending some time away with family back in Missouri. Ms. Berglund returns to Grand River Health with 27 years experience in nursing, 18 of those years as a Family Nurse Practitioner. Dedicated to quality care in a compassionate and caring way, she has practiced in a wide array of healthcare settings including inpatient, outpatient and urgent care.
Connie Berglund received her BSN in Nursing from the University of Central Missouri in 1996. She then went on to receive her Masters in Nursing from the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs in 2004.
Joanne Teik holds a Masters of Physician Assistant Studies from the Marquette University of Milwaukee, Wisconsin as well as a Bachelor degree of Science in Microbiology and a Bachelor of Allied Health Sciences degree, both from the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee Wisconsin.
Joanne grew up in Milwaukee Wisconsin, with her mother, father, five sisters and brother. Right near the university and by lake.
Joanne’s career of medicine spurred not only from her love of the sciences but also from her love of challenges. Growing up, her father would pose riddles and puzzles to her and her siblings to solve, challenging her to think differently and gain new perspectives. She chose the field of medicine because of the challenge the field can represent and finding the best solutions for her patients.
During her undergraduate program in the late 80s, Joanne spent her summers as a raft guide in our valley, where she also met and married her husband and now share two children who are in their early 20s. Joanne’s newest addition to her family is a recently adopted 9 month old puppy from a local animal shelter.
Joanne shared with us some of her passions including baking and painting as well as the usual outdoor activities we Coloradans get to enjoy every day, like rafting, cross country and Nordic, skiing, snowshoeing, hiking and mountain biking.
Chrissy Meoni is a Board-Certified Physician Assistant. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Biochemistry from University of San Diego in California. She then received her Master of Physician Assistant Studies from Idaho State University in Pocatello, Idaho.
Chrissy grew up in a small, Appalachian mountain town in Virginia. She has lived in Colorado since 2015 but didn’t start her journey here. Chrissy was a wilderness EMT in Montana where she treated those in difficult locations with limited access and supplies, then made the jump to the Aspen Fire department. She was with Aspen Fire for roughly 5 years then moved to Idaho to work towards her Master’s degree to become a PA. Chrissy very much enjoys cooking, mountain biking, hiking, skiing and all the things Colorado has to offer.
When asked what she would like her patients to know about her, Chrissy replied “the most important part of patient care is making a plan together. Collaborating and compromising on a patient’s care is what keeps them involved with their own health so they have more control. If a patient isn’t involved with their care, they are less inclined to follow through with what they need to stay healthy.”
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.
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.
I am certified through NCCPA.
Edlin is a true Colorado native and love living in Colorado with her husband son. They enjoy fishing and camping.
Edlin is a fluent Spanish speaker.
- University of Colorado, Master of Physician Assistant Studies/Pediatrics
- National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants
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