Resources Available Through Public Health
Most childhood immunizations available for ages 6 weeks to 18 years old.
Certain adult immunizations only: Tetanus, Diphtheria, Whooping Cough,
(Tdap) and Tuberculosis (TB) skin testing available year round. Both meningitis
vaccine (available for anyone over 18 years old) and HPV vaccine (available
for young adults ages 19-26) as supplies last. Cost: $14 donation per
injection. During flu season – adult and child influenza immunizations,
prices may vary. Call Public Health at 641-0209 for an appointment in
Gunnison or Crested Butte.
WIC (Women, Infants and Children):
WIC is a nutrition program that provides nutrition and health education,
healthy food and other services free of charge to Colorado families who
qualify. Call Public Health at 641-0209 for an appointment in Gunnison
or Crested Butte.
Baby and Me Tobacco Free:
A program to help pregnant woman stop smoking. If you remain tobacco free
(verified by blowing into a carbon monoxide detector) every month for
up to one year, you will get a $25.00 coupon from Wal-Mart for diapers.
Nurse Family Partnership:
A program for first time moms. A specially trained nurse will make home
visits throughout pregnancy, until baby is 2 years old. Have a healthy
pregnancy and a healthy baby. Cost: Free to eligible women. Call Public
Health at 641-0209.
Family Planning Services:
For the women and men of Gunnison and Hinsdale counties, including annual
exams, pelvic exams, pap smears, breast exams, birth control options,
STD infection checks and treatment, emergency contraception, and pregnancy
testing. Cost for services based on an income dependent sliding fee scale.
Call Public Health at 641-0209.
Women’s Wellness Connection:
Free annual exams (including breast exam) and mammograms to those women
between 40 and 64 years of age who qualify, based on income and insurance
status. Call Public Health at 641-0209.
A new exciting service for all Women’s Wellness Connection (WWC)
women! We now offer free cholesterol and glucose tests as part of your
exam. All women who qualify for WWC can get 2 free screening tests per
year. Some women will qualify for a free appointment with a registered
dietician and free Aqua Fit classes at the Recreation Center in Gunnison.
Ask about SMART WOMAN when you schedule your yearly exam. If you already
had your exam this year, give us a call to schedule your free cholesterol
and glucose test today.
Low-cost Cholesterol and Glucose Testing:
Know your numbers! Now! Public Health offers appointments to find out your
risk of cardiovascular disease for $20. The 30 minute appointment with
a trained Health Educator includes a finger-prick blood test of Total
Cholesterol, HDL, LDL, Triglycerides and Glucose, with test results in
5 minutes. Blood pressure, Body Mass Index, and waist measurement are
also offered. Clinics are offered in Gunnison, Crested Butte, and at community
and worksites as well. Call Public Health at 641-0209 for an appointment
or to inquire about offering this service at your worksite.
Senior Resource Office:
For those aged 60 years or more and their families: help at home: personal
care and/or homemaker services. Assistance making or getting to appointments.
Help finding the services to meet your needs. Information on aging topics,
local social opportunities, housing, transportation, health care, financial
resources, etc. Call 641-7984 or 642-4664.
Multicultural Resource Office:
Promotes education, communication, and networking to aid the integration
of families into the community. Provides health navigation, interpreters,
translation services and culturally appropriate materials and services.
Tobacco Education and Prevention Program:
Working with the community to prevent tobacco use, to reduce exposure to
secondhand smoke, and to promote cessation. Free Quit Kits and other resources
available. Call Public Health at 641-0209.