The primary goal of SWCAHEC is to improve access to quality health care services in our eight county region. One way we accomplish this goal is to increase the number of healthcare providers through our partnership with health professional degree programs on the Front Range to arrange housing and service learning opportunities for health professional students in rural clinical rotations. As a host home, you can help us accomplish this vitally important goal of bringing primary care providers to our region to live work and play.
As a host home you:
- Act as an ambassador for your community.
- Support a health professional student during their clinical rotation, enhancing their local experience.
- Encourage future health professionals to choose a rural location after graduation.
- Help students network in the community.
- Receive reimbursement for each night the student stays with you.
Each housing rotation is considered an individual contract and hosts may accept or decline student stays. Student rotations are scheduled between two weeks and up to 16 weeks, with 4 weeks being most typical. All students undergo background checks by the university prior to the start of their rotations.
Host home eligibility criteria:
- Ability to provide private room with inside door lock for the student;
- Agree to background check for each member of household over the age of 18;
- Agree to annual home inspection prior to student stays.
Occasionally, student rotations are cancelled or changed. We do our best to make sure that you are not inconvenienced by these sorts of circumstances.
Monies paid to host homes is taxable income and is reported to the IRS. Host homes are required to complete and submit a W-9 tax form.