Department of Public Health and Environment

252 South 14th Street

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Burlington Colorado 80807
Phone: 719-346-7158
Fax: 719-346-8066

Hours of operation 08:00-5:00 ( closed for lunch 11:30-12:30)

Director: Dawn James

For Public Health emergencies after hour (5:00pm-08:00am) please contact Kit Carson County Radio room at (719)346-5678

 

Colorado Expanses SMOKE FREE LAW effective July 1, 2019 click here for details.

 

Kit Carson County Department of Public Health and Environment

252 S. 14th Street Burlington, CO 80807

CLINIC SCHEDULES

IMMUNIZATION (CHILDREN/ADULT) 

  • Public Health office in Burlington 1st and 4th Wednesday of the month
  • Stratton Medical Clinic in Stratton 1st Friday of the month
  • First Congreagational Church Flagler 3rd Wednesday of the month

DIABETES EDUCATION

  • Public Health office in Burlington every Tuesday of the month

WIC

  • Public Health office Burlington every Monday of the month occasionally one Thursday
  • Cheyenne County Public Health Cheyenne Wells 1st Thursday of the month
  • Stratton Medical Clinic Stratton 1st Friday of the month
  • First Congreational Church Flagler 3rd Wednesday of the month

WOMEN’S HEALTH AND PREVENTION

  • March 13th 2019

For other dates and times call 719-346-7158 ext. 120

 

Appointments are highly recommended and can be made by calling 719-346-7158

COUNTY WIDE FLU CLINICS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: 

COVID-19 MEDIA LINE: 303-900-2849 (Please leave a message)

Email: media_info@state.co.us 

 

State provides tips for enjoying a safe Independence Day holiday

 

DENVER, July 1, 2020 -- As Coloradans get ready to celebrate Independence Day weekend, state officials ask everyone to continue acting responsibly to limit the spread of COVID-19 and to follow all fire restrictions. Colorado has made great progress, but we don’t want our summer fun to result in more cases. We all share the responsibility for protecting the workers we interact with, our loved ones, and higher-risk populations. While celebrating, Coloradans should:

  • Wear a face-covering when around others. 
  • Convene only in small groups.
  • Maintain 6 feet of physical distancing.
  • Follow all local COVID-19 guidelines and fire restrictions. To check fire conditions and restrictions, visit www.colorado.gov/dfpc/fire-restriction-information
  • Avoid risky activities that could lead to COVID-19 exposures or physical injuries. To learn about how to stay safe and assess risks, visit covid19.colorado.gov/risks-benefits

“With the freedom that we celebrate this weekend comes responsibility,” said Scott Bookman, the state health department’s Incident Commander for COVID-19. “We hope everyone will keep taking the daily preventive steps -- especially wearing masks and practicing physical distancing -- to protect themselves and their communities. And with people out picnicking and barbecuing, it’s crucial to think ahead and plan for frequent hand-washing.”

 

Coloradans who choose to travel should check with the local public health agency at their destination to make sure they are up to date on guidelines, restrictions, and COVID-19 related rules. Those looking to explore the vast, great outdoors should check out COTREX to see what trails, trailheads, and activities are allowed on state and federal public lands -- and to see which places are not crowded.

Coloradans also should take steps to prevent fires. It’s fire season, and this year Coloradans need to be especially careful, both due to high fire danger and the added risks and complexity that COVID-19 adds to the equation. The actions of all Coloradans can prevent situations where people have to evacuate their homes and firefighters and first responders have to deploy to camps. Additionally, we want to prevent air pollution from smoke, which could impact those who are at higher risk for severe illness. 

Public officials are also asking Coloradans to avoid risky behaviors this weekend to maintain our current sufficient levels of emergency response capacity for hospitals, search and rescue, and first responders.

 

“We really need everyone to get through this weekend with all of their fingers intact,” Bookman said. “Usually we see a lot of emergency room visits on Independence Day. Right now our hospital capacity is good, but we need people to play it safe and stay out of the hospital if you can.”

 

Continue to stay up to date by visiting covid19.colorado.gov.

 

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El estado ofrece consejos para disfrutar del Día de la Independencia de manera segura

 

DENVER, 1 de julio de 2020 – A medida que los habitantes de Colorado se preparan para celebrar el fin de semana del Día de la Independencia, autoridades del estado piden que todos sigan siendo responsables para así limitar la propagación del COVID-19 y que respeten todas las restricciones de uso de fuego. Se ha logrado un gran progreso en Colorado y no queremos que nuestra diversión de verano resulte en más casos de infecciones. Todos compartimos la responsabilidad de proteger a los trabajadores con quienes interactuamos, a nuestros seres queridos y a las poblaciones de alto riesgo. Durante las celebraciones, los habitantes de Colorado deben: 

 

      Usar tapabocas cuando estén en la presencia de otras personas. 

      Reunirse solamente en grupos pequeños.

      Mantener una distancia física de 6 pies.

      Cumplir con todas las directrices relacionadas con el COVID-19 y las restricciones de uso de fuego a nivel local. Para informarse sobre las condiciones y restricciones de uso de fuego, consulte: www.colorado.gov/dfpc/fire-restriction-information

      Evitar actividades arriesgadas que puedan generar una exposición al COVID-19 o lesiones físicas. Para informarse acerca de cómo mantenerse seguro y evaluar riesgos, consulte: covid19.colorado.gov/risks-benefits

“La libertad que celebramos este fin de semana conlleva responsabilidad”, explicó Scott Bookman, comandante de incidentes de COVID-19 del departamento de salud del estado. “Esperamos que todos sigan tomando medidas preventivas diariamente, en particular, que usen tapabocas y que practiquen el distanciamiento social, con el fin de protegerse a sí mismo y a su comunidad. Ya que la gente está saliendo a hacer picnic y asados, es vital planificar para poder lavarse las manos de modo frecuente”. 

 

Los habitantes de Colorado que deciden viajar deben consultar con la agencia local de salud pública en el lugar de destino para informarse sobre las directrices, restricciones y normas relacionadas con el COVID-19. Aquellas personas que quieran explorar nuestros entornos naturales deben consultar la aplicación COTREX para entender cuáles caminos y puntos de partida de los senderos están abiertos y cuáles actividades se permiten en las tierras públicas estatales y federales, además de informarse de cuáles lugares son poco concurridos.       

 

Asimismo, se deben tomar medidas para prevenir los incendios. Estamos en la temporada de incendios y, este año, los habitantes de Colorado deben ser especialmente cuidadosos, debido tanto al elevado peligro de incendios como a los riesgos adicionales y la complejidad que el COVID-19 agrega a la situación. Las acciones de todo el pueblo de Colorado pueden contribuir a prevenir las situaciones que obligan a las personas a evacuar sus casas y que los bomberos y personal de emergencia tengan que desplegarse a los sitios de campamentos. Adicionalmente, queremos prevenir la contaminación del aire debido al humo, el cual podría impactar a las personas en mayor riesgo de padecer una enfermedad grave. 

 

Las autoridades públicas piden que los habitantes de Colorado eviten actividades arriesgadas este fin de semana para así mantener los niveles suficientes actuales de capacidad de respuesta de emergencia de los hospitales, equipos de búsqueda y rescate, además del personal de emergencia. 

 

“Es muy importante que todos terminemos el fin de semana con todos los dedos intactos”, comentó Scott Bookman. “Normalmente, vemos muchas visitas a urgencias el Día de la Independencia. En este momento, la capacidad de los hospitales está a un buen nivel, pero necesitamos que las personas eviten riesgos y que no tengan que acudir al hospital”. 

 

Manténgase informado en: covid19.colorado.gov.

home calls

WIC Program

https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/cdphe/wic-families Local Information:
Local Information:

Contact:  Dee Kaster, Director
hhsdk@kitcarsoncounty.org
719-346-7158, (ext. 130)

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Nurse Family Partnership Program

www.nursefamilypartnership.org

 

Contact: 719-346-7158   719-342-1910

Kit Carson, Cheyenne and Southern Yuma County
Dawn James, CNS, RN (ext. 116)
Whitnei Webber, RN (ext. 150)
Sara Erickson, RN (ext. 151)
 

Lincoln County
Lindsey Blackwelder Taylor, RN
Mindy Kouri, RN
719-342-1941

Elbert, Eastern Arapahoe Counties
Shelly Blazier, RN
719-3423-5787
Mindy Kouri, RN
719-342-1941

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Single Entry Point/Options for Long-term Care

Single Entry Point (SEP) Agencies provide case management, care planning, and make referrals to other resources for Health First Colorado (Colorado's Medicaid Program) members with the following qualifying needs:  elderly, blind and disabled, persons living with HIV/AIDS, mental health, brain injury, spinal cord injury, children with a life-limiting illness, and medically fragile children.

 

Contact:  Angela Berry, SEP Program Manager

Coverage area:  Cheyenne, Kit Carson, Lincoln counties

719-346-7158 Ext. 139

 

Useful Links: 

https://www.colorado.gov/hcpf/programs-individuals-physical-or-developmental-disabilities

www.colorado.gov/pacific/hcpf/single-entry-point-agencies

Aging and Disability Resources for Colorado

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Aging and Disability Resources for Colorado (ADRC) is a visible and trusted source of information on the full range of long-term services and support options available to older adults, including:

• Assisting individuals in planning for their future long-term service and support needs

• Providing options counseling in a person-centered, interactive decision-support process

• Providing coordinated and streamlined access to information and assistance

• Providing personalized and consumer-friendly assistance to empower individuals to make informed decisions

Call ADRC at 1.844.COL.ADRC (1.844.265.2372) to learn more or contact Angela Berry, ADRC Program Manager at 719-346-7158 Ext. 139.   Coverage area:  Cheyenne, Kit Carson, Lincoln counties