Adaptive Primary Care

Adaptive Primary Care opened in March of 2020 as the Spinal Cord Injury Primary Care Clinic. In May 2024, the name changed to better reflect the advanced services now offered to all patients with mobility impairments. Adaptive Primary Care is part of the Primary Care Center, on the 7th floor of the Outpatient Medical Center on Denver Health’s main campus. The clinic has weekly appointments.


Population Served

Adaptive Primary Care offers primary care services for patients with mobility impairments including: spinal cord injury, spina bifida, polio, cerebral palsy and others. Our clinicians provide accessible services through the following adaptive equipment: adjustable height beds, wheelchair scale, slide boards and hoyer lifts.


The need for primary care for patients with disabilities

The availability of accessible medical care can often be limited for patients with mobility disabilities. Recognizing this lack of equity in care, Denver Health created a clinic on the hospital’s main campus to provide comprehensive primary care for these individuals. The clinic has staff trained in the use of lifts and slide boards for safe patient transfers, as well as primary care providers with additional interest and training in issues faced by patients who use wheelchairs. Our nursing staff is trained in catheter care and wound care.

The Primary Care Center is located in the Outpatient Medical Center (Pavilion L) where patients can find many other specialty care clinics including: medical rehabilitation, urology, occupational therapy wheelchair clinic, radiology, laboratory and pharmacy. The primary care team coordinates care with physical medicine and rehabilitation specialists at Denver Health and throughout the Denver metro area to provide the best care possible.


Services Provided

  • Primary Care with an emphasis on specific medical conditions faced by patients with mobility impairments
  • Cancer screening
  • Metabolic Screening
  • Immunizations
  • Management of chronic diseases: diabetes mellitus, high blood pressure, etc
  • Treatment of acute illness
  • Mental health diagnosis and treatment
  • Substance use disorder treatment
  • Gynecologic/Women’s Health Care

New patients are currently being accepted for primary care. Our team also sees patients for consultation to support the primary care provider.


Providers and Staff:

  • Physicians are board-certified in family medicine and have additional interest and education in patients with mobility disabilities:
    • Patricia Meyer, DO
    • Alicia Wong, MD
  • Clinic Manager:
    • Cindy Nederveld, RN
  • RN support
  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker
  • Clinical Pharmacist
  • Behavioral Health Consultant
  • Substance use counselor


Accessible equipment:

  • Hoyer Lift
  • Wheelchair scales
  • Exam tables with adjustable height and positioning
  • Slide boards
  • Accessible equipment supported by grant funding from the Craig H Neilsen Foundation