1950 Mountain View Avenue, Longmont, CO 80501
The focus of Health Center of Integrated Therapies is complementary medicine or therapies that
complement traditional Western medicine. Complementary medicine is also sometimes referred to as
integrative medicine or integrative therapies.
Health Center of Integrated Therapies offers a variety of integrated therapies to support your wellness
during times of health and during the most complex medical diagnoses and treatments. We work as a
team with you, your physicians, and other healthcare providers to promote your optimal well-being.
We provide over 10,000 integrative therapy treatments each year and are a nationally recognized
integrative therapies healthcare clinic. Consultations for other hospitals, clinics or healthcare
organizations that are launching or expanding integrative therapies in their communities are available.
In 1996, Longmont United Hospital opened the Health Center of Integrated Therapies to provide Complementary Medicine to patients in the hospital and the people of our community. Earlier in 1991, a group of community members initiated a fundraising campaign to send a Longmont United Hospital representative, Michelle Bowman, to China as an American Society on Aging delegate. Michelle returned with stories and slideshows of acupuncture, Tai Chi, massage therapy, food and plant medicine used to prevent and treat pain, illnesses and disease. Inspired by this use of Complementary Medicine, community members encouraged a more holistic approach to health for our community.
Today, Health Center of Integrated Therapies resides at the Longmont Medical Campus amongst the physicians and other health care practitioners who also care for the people of our community. With seven private treatment rooms and unique nature themes, we provide you with a comfortable healing environment. Each treatment room offers hydraulic-lift tables for your ease with moving on and off the table and temperature-controlled warmers for your comfort. Treatment tables with handicap, wheelchair transfer height are available upon request. We use paraben-free treatment products for our patients’ well-being. Health Center of Integrated Therapies also uses the warm water therapy pool at Longmont United Hospital’s Health Ambitions for their Watsu® treatments.
In the spirit of supporting a healthier community, we provide partial, patient scholarships for our integrative medicine services to those people in need. We are fortunate and grateful for the generosity of all our patients who have made the following scholarships possible.
Mike & Gretchen Beall Complementary Medicine Inpatient Scholarship Fund
Mike and Gretchen Beall believe in the power of healing touch and Complementary Medicine. Through their generosity, the Health Center of Integrated Therapies is able to provide treatments to patients in need.
Phyllis Chezem Family Oncology Massage Therapy Program Fund
Phyllis Chezem and her family experienced the remarkable value and gift of massage therapy for those people living with cancer. Through their charity, patients in the hospital who are living with cancer receive weekly massage therapy.
Health Center of Integrated Therapies Scholarship Fund
Health Center of Integrated Therapies Scholarship Fund makes partial scholarships available to those outpatients who are in need.
Make a donation
Click here if you are interested in making donation or call the Longmont United Hospital Foundation at 303.651.2273. A receipt will be given for your income taxes.
The Health Center of Integrative Therapies provides consultations for other hospitals, clinics and health care organizations that are launching or expanding Complementary Medicine in their communities. For these hospitals, clinics and health care organizations, we recommend purchasing the text and CD-ROM Complementary and Alternative Medicine Management: Forms and Guidelines, by Michelle Bowman, Director of the Health Center of Integrated Therapies.
For more information on how Integrative Therapies can be used to treat specific health issues, go to the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM).
Scientific evidence exists regarding Integrative Therapies; however, some key questions remain to be answered through additional well-designed scientific studies. For more information about this scientific research, please visit the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine of the National Institute of Health
¹ Barnes PM, Bloom B, Nahin R. CDC National Health Statistics Report #12. Complementary and Alternative Medicine Use Among Adults and Children: United States, 2007. December 2008.