Public Health Agency & COVID-19 Updates

Public Health










101 Norton Drive, Black Hawk 
Colorado 80422
 

Contacts and Hours

Bonnie Albrecht, Public Health Coordinator 
Mark Johnson, MD, Medical Director
Kelly Schossow, Epidemiology & Preparedness Planner
Jamie Aberle, Administrative Coordinator


Hours: Monday - Thursday 8:00 - 4:00  Click here for more information

Telephone: 303-582-5803
Fax: 303-582-9063
Email: GilpinPublicHealth@co.jefferson.co.us

Latest News April 20, 2021


COVID-19 Vaccine

  

All Coloradans are eligible to receive a vaccine. We currently don’t know when we will receive our next shipment of vaccine or how much we will receive.

Gilpin County residents can now pre-register using the instructions listed below, regardless of which phase they are in. We will be scheduling vaccination clinics based on when we receive an allocation of vaccine from the state.

If you have previously registered with Gilpin County, but received a vaccine elsewhere, please email us at gilpinpublichealth@jeffco.us or call 303-582-5803 so that we may remove you from our list.

PLEASE NOTE: We only receive the Moderna vaccine; Children under the age of 18 are NOT eligible to receive this vaccination at this time; therefore, please DO NOT pre-register them.

How to pre-register: Please complete this brief electronic form: https://forms.gle/SFqzYFheUqVew9xm7.  If you are unable to complete this online form, please call 303-582-5803 for assistance. 

PLEASE NOTE: After you are pre-registered, you will be notified via email (or phone if you are not able to receive email), and will receive a link to the online self-scheduling system. You do not need to call us back to schedule. Our emails often go to spam mailboxes – so be sure to check there regularly. Also, you can consider adding gilpinpublichealth@co.jefferson.co.us to your safe senders list so that our emails do not go to spam.

We also are not able to tell you when you will be able to schedule yourself. There are many moving parts, which make it impossible to provide you an estimate of when it will be your turn or how many people are ahead of you.

CDPHE also has a list of vaccination sites in the state.  You can register with any of those sites as well.  https://covid19.colorado.gov/for-coloradans/vaccine/where-can-i-get-vaccinated

Cost: Free 

Before your appointment: Please review these two documents

Please be prepared to wait at your vaccination location for at least 15 minutes after your vaccination in order to monitor for allergic reactions.

We appreciate your ongoing patience as we navigate through the changing vaccination phases/categories and logistical challenges. We will make updates to our website as new information becomes available.

While you wait to get vaccinated, please continue doing your part by wearing a mask, washing your hands, and maintaining a physical distance of at least 6 feet from those not in your household.

Once you have received a COVID-19 vaccine, it is imperative that you continue to follow public health guidelines for the health and safety of our community. Please continue to wear a mask and social distance.

  

 

COVID-19 Testing

COVID19 testing is available at the Gilpin County Public Health office (101 Norton Drive) every Thursday from 10am-2pm.
You can sign up here:
https://www.primarybio.com/l/cdphe. Please pre-register prior to arrival. 
Other Testing Sites in Colorado:
https://covidtest.colorado.gov/map

What to do if you test positive:

  • If you test positive, you will need to isolate yourself, take care of yourself and monitor your symptoms.
  • Talk with your healthcare provider for guidance about your care. Consider a telehealth visit or nurseline before seeking in-person care.
  • The people who have been in close contact with you will need to take precautions. Read more about self-quarantining.

Help GCPH slow the spread:

When a person is diagnosed with COVID-19, it is very important for GCPH to quickly identify any individuals who have come in close contact with that person. This allows us to let that person know they could have been exposed to the virus, so they can also take steps to protect their own health and the health of their loved ones. 

Following your positive diagnosis, an employee from GCPH will call you to check-in on your health, discuss who you’ve been in contact with and ask you to stay at home to self-isolate. We will also reach out to close contacts who could have been exposed, and ask them to monitor their symptoms and self-quarantine. We will never disclose your name to those close contacts.

Questions? Call Public Health 303.582.5803


OTHER PUBLIC HEALTH INFORMATION AND RESOURCES

MENTAL HEALTH WITH THE JEFFERSON CENTER - https://www.jcmh.org/

The Center will be providing walk in crisis support once offices are safe to reopen, but until that time crisis responses, including mobile requests, will be provided over the phone or through Zoom.

Hours of availability are Monday through Thursday from 8:00am-6:00pm.

Phone number to call is 720-731-4146

24/7 crisis support at our Walk In Crisis Center located at 4643 Wadsworth Blvd., Wheatridge 80033, by phone to 303-432-5525 and through Zoom.

Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) services were added at our Evergreen Office located at 31207 Keats Way #202, Evergreen, CO 80439.


RADON AWARENESS - Click for more information

Across the US, about 6% of homes have unhealthy radon levels. In Colorado, that number increases to 50%. If prolonged exposure to unhealthy radon level occurs, its equivalent to receiving 200 chest x-rays in a year. Radon is a naturally occurring gas that decays into radioactive particles, increasing the risk of lung cancer to those exposed. Radon cannot be seen, smelled or tasted, yet is the leading cause of lung cancer deaths among non-smokers in America. Radon exposure causes as many as 500 lung cancer deaths every year in Colorado. 

Radon 101 - What You Need to Know - Jan 22nd, 2021 Zoom Recording

To protect yourself and your home, test for radon often. Testing is simple and inexpensive and when problems are discovered, they’re much easier to fix than you’d think. Gilpin County Public Health provides a free test kit for residents while supplies last. Stop by to pick up your kit, or call for more information: 101 Norton Dr. Black Hawk, CO 80422 / 303.582.5803

If your home needs radon mitigation, below is a list of Gold Star Mitigation Companies that will come to Gilpin County.  To become recognized, a Gold Star Radon Mitigator must take a pledge to:

  • Follow one of the recognized radon mitigation standards
  • Maintain a current mitigation certification by the National Radon Proficiency Program (NRPP) or the National Radon Safety Board (NRSB)
  • Guarantee their mitigation system will reduce radon levels below 4.0 pCi/L


GOLD STAR MITIGATION COMPANIES 
-All Colorado Radon Mitigation, Inc
   - Ben Ingalls - ben@allcoloradoradon.com - 720-726-4556
-  Rocky Mountain Radon Control, LLC 
   - Don J. Bronson - bronsond@msn.com - 303-980-1961
ACE Radon Corporation
     - Brian T. Schultz - mail@aceradon.com - 303-753-1044
RDS Environmental, Inc
   - Donald Humphrey - don@rdsenvironmental.com - 303-444-5253
American Radon, LLC
   - John Cardos - americanradonllc@gmail.com - 720-465-1495


WATER TESTING

Gilpin County Public Health has a water quality lab certified by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. It provides water testing to detect total coliform bacteria and E. coli using the Colilert Presence/Absence method. 
Water samples are accepted Monday through Thursday from 8 am until 4 pm at this office. There is a $25 charge for this test. For more information call 303-582-5803. For a schedule of webinars on caring for your well, please click here.

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