The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Colorado announced Aug. 5 it resolved a complaint under the Americans with Disabilities Act about the accessibility of a Concentra Urgent Care facility in downtown Denver.
The Department of Justice received a complaint that the Concentra Urgent Care location at 1730 Blake Street in Denver was no longer accessible to individuals in wheelchairs. Through an investigation, the U.S. Attorney’s Office found that 1730 Blake LLC, the owner of the building where the facility is located, remodeled the building’s lobby space and removed the only wheelchair-accessible entrance to the facility.
To resolve the complaint, 1730 Blake LLC agreed to construct a ramp at the exterior entrance of the Concentra Urgent Care facility.
“Access to health care, particularly urgent care, should never be denied to individuals in wheelchairs,” said U.S. Attorney Cole Finegan in a press release. “I appreciate that Concentra Urgent Care and 1730 Blake LLC are willingly taking steps to remedy this issue. This resolution reflects our commitment to enforcing the Americans with Disabilities Act, which requires providing equal access for people with disabilities.”
The U.S. Attorney’s Office noted the case was handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney Jennifer Lake.