Welcome to the Gilpin County
Agency Home Page
101 Norton Drive, Black
Hawk, Colorado 80422
(en route to Community Center)
Public Health Director,
Mark Johnson, MD.
Gilpin County Public Health Assistant, Shannon Cook,
Flu shots are available at the Mountain Family Health Center at 562 Gregory Street in Black Hawk for Gilpin County Residents at a cost of $10 for any resident aged six months and up. Flu shots are available Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday fom 9am to Noon and from 1pm to 5pm. No appointment required but if you would like to call first the number is 303-582-5276
Affordable Care Act requires that most people have health insurance in 2014. See more information about Connect for Health Colorado and Debby Henkens, Health Care Guide, by clicking on the link. Click here for more information.
Gilpin County Public Health Agency Programs
Health Care Programs available for Gilpin County Residents
PEAK - Online access to eligibility to assistance programs.
Gilpin County Human Services
211 Programs.2-1-1 is an easy to remember telephone number that connects callers to information about critical health and human services available in their community. Dial 2-1-1 24 hours a day and 7 days a week to speak to an Information & Referral Specialist.
Health Care Program for Children with Special Needs (HCP). The Health Care Program for Children with Special Needs helps the families of children with, or at risk for, such conditions as asthma, autism, cancer, cerebral palsy, cleft palate, cystic fibrosis, developmental disabilities, diabetes, kidney disease, loss of hearing or sight, sickle cell anemia, TBI and more. Anyone can refer a child to HCP. Please call 303-239-7006.
Nurse Family Partnership Information:
The Nurse Family Partnership Program is for first-time moms, who meet low-income requirements and live within the service area. You are encouraged to enroll as early as possible in your pregnancy. A caring registered nurse will visit you in your home throughout your pregnancy and up until your baby is 2 years old - at no charge. Call 303-809-6395 for more information.
Click on this link to watch the youtube video for more information.
First Time Moms Pregnancy Assistance
WIC Program. WIC provides nutritious foods, nutrition education (including breastfeeding promotion and support), and referrals to health and other social services to participants at no charge. WIC serves low-income pregnant, postpartum and breastfeeding women, as well as infants and children up to age 5. WIC participants receive monthly checks for helathy foods to supplement their diet. Apply for WIc by calling 303-670-7546.
Alcoholics Anonymous. Use this link to locate AA meetings and other useful information on this topic.
OTHER USEFUL INFORMATION
Cancer Prevention & Control
National Cancer Institute
Rocky Mountain Cancer Centers
National Breast Cancer Site
Cervical Cancer Facts
American Cancer Society
Colon Cancer Facts
Dress in Blue for Colon Cancer Fact Sheet
Chronic Health Conditions
Colorado Retail Food Establishments
Go Red For Women
Osteoporosis:How to Get Your Calcium
Your disease Risk for Cancer/HeartDisease/Diabetes/Osteoporosis/Stroke
Rules and Regulations
Retail Food Plan Review Packet FY14
Complementary & Alternative Medicine
Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Complementary and Alternative Medicine - What is it?
Connect for Health Colorado
General Diabetes Information
Type 2 Diabetes
What I Need to Know About Eating & Diabetes
Diabetes Risk Test
Centers for Disease Control: diabetes
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney
Communicable Diseases & Conditions
CDC Bed Bug Information
Property owner & Tenant Guide
Signs/Symptoms/Diagnosis & Treatment/Prevention of Pertussis
Pertussis (Whooping Cough) Sounds
West Nile Virus Colorado Site
West Nile Virus Symptoms
West Nile Prevention and Control
Emergency Preparedness and
CDC Disaster Information
Caring for Animals During Emergencies
Preparation for Individuals with Special Needs
FEMA Releases "Getting Ready for Disaster"
2010 Use Permit Program FAQ
ISDS (Septic) Regulations, Permit, General
Regulations and Permit
Colorado Medication Take-Back Pilot Project(collection of
unused and unwanted household medications)
Family Planning Services Available Through Jefco Public Health Program
Foodborne Illnesses & Food Safety
Safe Cooking in High Altitude
How Can I tell if my eggs have been recalled?
Keep Food Safe
Types of Food Poisoning
Holiday Food Safety Tips
Food Service Establishment Inspection Program. This site will provide the restaurant inspections in Gilpin County.
Healthy Life Styles
Nutrition and Weight Management:
Food Safety Information Center
CDC Healthy Weight Info
Preventing Tooth Decay in Children
Mayo Clinic childhood health information
Pesticide Fact Sheet
Spring Safety Tips
Safe Kids/Safe Sleep
Suffocation Prevention Tips
Heart Disease Prevention
Women's Heart Health
What Risk Factors Do I Have?
Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD)
Are You at Risk for PAD?
Hospice Programs for Gilpin County -
Hospice is a Medicare benefit!
Vistacare Hospice, Wheatridge CO / 303-639-9243
Mount Evans Home Care & Hospice Program
Family Hospice, Boulder, CO
General Influenza Information
2013-2014 Flu Shots for Gilpin County Residents
Prevent Childhood Influenza
Guide for Parents
Seasonal Flu Basics
People Who Are at High Risk of the Flu
Live, Attenuated Flu Vaccine - LAIV, Nasal Spray
Inactivated Flu Vaccine
Why Should Children Be Tested for Lead?
Can Lead Affect My Unborn Child?
Keeping Kids Safe from Toys Contaminated with Lead
CDPHE-Let's Fight Lead Poisioning
Lead Testing Questions
Adult Lead Testing
Eliminating Childhood Lead Poisioning in Colorado
US National Medicaid
Medicaid - State of Colorado
Medicaid Programs - State of Colorado
Suicide Prevention Lifeline Are
alone or hopeless? Call the National Suicide
Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255),
a free, 24-hour
hotline available to anyone in
suicidal crisis or emotional distress.
Your call will be routed to the nearest
crisis center to you
Are You Having Stress?
Signs of Depression
Colorado Suicide Hotlines
Guide to Getting Through Tough Economic Times
National Health Month
Drug Watch (Provides up-
to -date information on drug side effects, prescription and
What is Public Health?
Community Health Assessment
Community Resource Directory
Department of Public Health & Environment
Radon Information from CDPHE
Already Tested? View Your Radon Test Results
County Senior Program
Denver Network of Care
Senior Resource Center, Evergreen
In-Home Care @ no cost to qualifying seniors
National Council on Aging
Top 100 Health & wellness Site for Seniors
Sexually Transmitted Disease
http://www.mylifecolorado.com/ (Video to
answer questions re: sexually transmitted diseases)
CDC National STD and HIV Testing Resources
American Social Health Association(How
to use a condom fact sheet)
Do You Have Questions About Your Sexual Health?
Sun Safe Program
For Homes, Schools and Work Places
Create a Quit Plan
Protect Children from Secondhand Smoke
Tobacco Education Program
Resources for Quitting
Track Your Child's Immunizations
Kid-Friendly Vaccine Information Sites
PreTeens and Teens Still Need Vaccines
What is HPV
HPV Vaccine Video
Protect Yourself Against Shingles/Get Vaccinated
Birth Records, Death Certificates, and Burial Permits for Gilpin County
Well Water Testing
Taking Care of your Groundwater
Chlorinating a Well & Water System
Menopause, Information from the FDA
Free Breast and Cervical Screenings