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Gilpin County

Colorado
203 Eureka Street, Central City, COLORADO
303.582.5214

 

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Welcome to the Gilpin County Public Health Agency Home Page
101 Norton Drive, Black Hawk, Colorado  80422  303-582-5803
(en route to Community Center)  Fax: 303-582-9063 
Public Health Director, Mark Johnson, MD. 
Gilpin County Public Health Coordinator
, Ann Marie Bailey, RN, BSN, MS; 303-582-5803 ext.13 abailey@co.gilpin.co.us

FREE LEAD TESTING FOR CHILDREN on May 3, 2014. Lead poisoning is a serious problem for young children. You can't see or taste or smell lead in your home or yard. Lead in children can cause disabilities, attention deficit disorder and decreased intelligence. Lead Testing will begin at the Gilpin County Public Health Agency for children between ages of: 12 months old to 6 years old.  A FREE lead testing program will be available on Saturday,
May 3 from noon to 5:00pm @ 101 Norton Drive, Black Hawk.  Please call the nurse @ 303-582-5803x13  to set up your child’s appointment.  

Mammogram Testing by St. Joseph Mobile Unit on May 17, 2014. Click here for more information, must sign up by May 7, 2014.

FREE! Breast and Cervical Cancer Screenings

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 everyone have health insurance in 2014. Community meetings set to assist residents in understanding the new laws. Click here to be taken to the website for further 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)
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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 or 303-582-5803.

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 or 303-582-5803 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 or 303-582-5803.

Alcoholics Anonymous. Use this link to locate AA meetings and other useful information on this topic.

OTHER USEFUL INFORMATION
Air Quality
Mold

Cancer Prevention & Control
Cancer
National Cancer Institute
Rocky Mountain Cancer Centers
Breast Cancer
National Breast Cancer Site
Cervical Cancer Facts

Prostate Cancer
American Cancer Society
Colon Cancer Facts
Dress in Blue for Colon Cancer Fact Sheet

Code Pink

Cardiovascular Testing. Gilpin County Public Health Agency provides a FREE: Total Cholesterol, LDL, HDL, Triglyceride, Blood Glucose (Diabetes check), Blood Pressure, Oxygen testing, Body Mass index testing and Peripheral Arterial Disease Testing. Other cardiovascular testing is also available at low cost: A1C test - $10; Nitric Oxide Testing $5. Call 303-582-5803 to set up an appointment at 101 Norton Drive, Black Hawk, CO.

Chronic Health Conditions
Diabetes
Go Red For Women
Osteoporosis:How to Get Your Calcium

Your disease Risk for Cancer/HeartDisease/Diabetes/Osteoporosis/Stroke

Colorado Retail Food Establishments
Rules and Regulations
Retail Food Services Plan Review - New and Remodeled Facilities - 3000 - GC Retail Food Instructions & Application Form.

Complementary & Alternative Medicine
Acupuncture
Aromatherapy
Chiropractic
Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Complementary and Alternative Medicine -  What is it?
Herbal Medicine

Diabetes
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 Diseases

 

 

 

 





 

Diseases
Communicable Diseases & Conditions
Bed Bugs:
  Bed Bugs
 

  CDC Bed Bug Information   
Property owner & Tenant Guide
Listerious
Pertussis/Whooping Cough:

    Signs/Symptoms/Diagnosis & Treatment/Prevention of Pertussis 
    Whooping Cough/Pertussis
    Pertussis (Whooping Cough) Sounds
   
Tularemia
West Nile Virus Colorado Site
West Nile Virus Symptoms
West Nile Prevention and Control

Emergency Preparedness and Response
CDC Disaster Information
Wildfires
Caring for Animals During Emergencies
Preparation for Individuals with Special Needs

FEMA Releases "Getting Ready for Disaster"

Environmental Health
2010 Use Permit Program FAQ
ISDS (Septic) Regulations, Permit, General
Open Burn Regulations and Permit
Colorado Medication Take-Back Pilot Project
(collection of unused and unwanted household medications)

Family Planning
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.

Health Promotion
Healthy Life Styles
Nutrition and Weight Management:
   Nutrition
  
Food Safety Information Center
Healthy Weight
CDC Healthy Weight Info

Healthy Families
Children's Health
Preventing Tooth Decay in Children
Child Safety:
Bike Helmets
Mayo Clinic childhood health information

Pesticide Fact Sheet
Spring Safety Tips

Safe Kids/Safe Sleep
Suffocation Prevention Tips
Safety
http://text4baby.org/

Heart Health
Heart Health
Heart Disease Prevention
Women's Heart Health
What Risk Factors Do I Have?
Risk Factors

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

Influenza:
General Influenza Information

2013-2014 Flu Shots for Gilpin County Residents
Influenza, Seasonal
Prevent Childhood Influenza
Guide for Parents
Seasonal Flu Basics
People Who Are at High Risk of the Flu
Preventing Influenza
Live, Attenuated Flu Vaccine - LAIV, Nasal Spray
Inactivated Flu Vaccine

Lead Testing
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

FREE LEAD TESTING MAY 3, 2014.Lead poisoning is a serious problem for young children. You can't see or taste or smell lead in your home or yard. Lead in children can cause disabilities, attention deficit disorder and decreased intelligence.
Lead Testing will begin at the Gilpin County Public Health Agency for children between ages of: 12 months old to 6 years old.    A FREE lead testing program will be available on Saturday, May 3 from noon to 5:00pm @ 101 Norton Drive, Black Hawk.  Please call the nurse @ 303-582-5803x13  to set up your child’s appointment.  

 

Medicaid
US National Medicaid
Medicaid - State of Colorado
Medicaid Programs - State of Colorado

Medicare
https://www.mymedicare.gov/

Mental Health
Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Are you feeling desperate, 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
Monthly Updates

Public Education
Drug Watch
(Provides up- to -date information on drug side effects, prescription and over-the-counter medications).

Public Health
What is Public Health?
Community Health Assessment
Community Resource Directory

Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment

Radon
http://www.epa.gov/radon/nram
Radon Information from CDPHE

Already Tested? View Your Radon Test Results

Senior Wellness
Gilpin County Senior Program
Denver Network of Care
Senior Resource Center, Evergreen
In-Home Care @ no cost to qualifying seniors

Improve Health
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? 
HIV/AIDS

Sun Safe Program
For Homes, Schools and Work Places

Tobacco Issues
Create a Quit Plan
Protect Children from Secondhand Smoke
Tobacco Education Program
Resources for Quitting

Vaccines
Track Your Child's Immunizations
Kid-Friendly Vaccine Information Sites
Immunizations
Children's Immunizations

PreTeens and Teens Still Need Vaccines
Travel Vaccines
Flu Information
HPV Vaccine:
What is HPV           
HPV Vaccine Video

Protect Yourself Against Shingles/Get Vaccinated
Shingles Vaccine


Vital Records
   
Birth Records, Death Certificates, and Burial Permits for Gilpin County Residents

Well Water
Well Water Testing

Taking Care of your Groundwater
Chlorinating a Well & Water System

Coliform Bacteria

Women's Health
WomensHealth.gov
Menopause, Information from the FDA
Menopause

Free Breast and Cervical Screenings