The Public Health Dept. offers the following services:

• Home and Community Based Services
• Regional and County Disaster Preparedness
• HCP for Children With Special Needs
• Nursing Services - Immunization and Vaccination Fees
• Prevention Services
• Communicable Disease Investigation and Information
• Public Health Educational Programs

Public Health Home

Tuberculosis: Public Health Notice

This is an informational notice from Saguache County Public Health. It is *not* an emergency. A resident in our area has tested positive for Tuberculosis. Risk of transmission to others is low, but Public Health officials will be contacting those who may be at risk of TB exposure in order to see if testing is needed. If you have questions, you may call Saguache County Public Health at (719) 655-2533 or Rio Grande County Public Health at (719)657-3352, or visit www.SLVEmergency.org.


In addition, the following link may be useful to you or your constituents:

Tuberculosis: Get the Facts! Brochure
http://www.cdc.gov/tb/publications/pamphlets/tbgtfctseng.pdf (English and
Spanish)

Springtime in Saguache County

Hello fellow Saguache County Residents, finally the sun has come out to play!  With our delay in Spring time weather many might have forgotten that Spring & Summer are working our way.  Please remember to keep you & your families safe- wear helmets whenever on bikes, ATV's, motorcycles, ect., apply sunscreen prior to being in the sun & reapply as directed, keep hydrated at all times, increase intake of fruits & veggies & stay active, doing all of these consisently will help you & your family better live safe & healthy lives!

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Public Health Improvement Information

Here at Saguache County Public Health we are improving our community by working with other organazations in the community to improve over all health and health concerns in our community. We are dedicated to our community and the people, and we are striving to making this community a healthier place to live, and enjoy.  In the process we are teaming up with our schools, and making a plan for the students to live a healthier lifestyle.  We are sharing information with schools on better choices of nutrition, and exercise. This will allow students to be able to take this information home and incorporate this with their parents.  If you are interested in viewing more of what we are doing you can download this docuemnt: http://www.chd.dphe.state.co.us/CHAPS/Documents/PHIPs/Saguache_Final.pdf

 

Veteran Service Officer

The Veteran Service Officer James Sheeran will be in Center at the Public Health building on the 3rd Thursday of the month from 10 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  If you have questions you can call  719-655-2680

He is in Sagucahe Office on Wed, Thrs, and Fri from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00p.m.  He is also is Crestone when not in Center or Saguache, you can always reach him and see where he will be, as his schedule is subject to change.

The numbers he can be reached at are:

Saguache 719-655-2680

Saguache Public Health 719-655-2533,

Center Public Health 719-754-2773

Email: 

Immunization Prices

Saguache County Public Health will be able to provide vaccines ONLY to unisured children, Native Amaericans, and children currently enrolled in Medicaid as of January 1, 2013.We are working closely with Rio Grande Public Health Department to ensure that children who are insured and would like to continue receiving vaccines form local Public Health agencies are able to do so. Please click the read more to see the list of prices for childhood immunization fees.

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Healthy Communities

What is Healthy Communities?
 
Healthy Communities combines the best aspects of the EPSDT Outreach and Administrative Case Management program and CHP+ outreach into one model to better meet the needs of our clients. Family Health Coordinators are available statewide to serve clients through Healthy Communities. What Healthy Communities services are available to Colorado Medicaid and CHP+ clients?

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