The official website of
Gilpin County

203 Eureka Street, Central City, COLORADO



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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 Assistant
, Shannon Cook, 303-582-5803

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.

Air Quality

Cancer Prevention & Control
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

Chronic Health Conditions
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 Plan Review Packet FY14

Complementary & Alternative Medicine
Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Complementary and Alternative Medicine -  What is it?
Herbal Medicine

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 Diseases






Communicable Diseases & Conditions
Bed Bugs:
  Bed Bugs

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

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

Emergency Preparedness and Response
CDC Disaster Information
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:
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

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

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


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


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 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 (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

Tobacco Issues
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
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
Menopause, Information from the FDA

Free Breast and Cervical Screenings