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101 Norton Drive, Black Hawk 
Colorado 80422
 

Bonnie Albrecht, Public Health Coordinator (Click here for her Bio)
Public Health Director, Mark Johnson, MD

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

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

FLU SHOT CLINIC 
THURSDAY, NOV. 5TH 10AM - 2PM
PLEASE CALL FOR APPOINTMENT 303-582-5803

   
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COVID19 CASE COUNT & TESTING IN GILPIN COUNTY

As of 10/23/20, Gilpin County has 29 confirmed COVID19 cases, 2 hospitalizations and no COVID-related deaths.  As cases increase in Gilpin County, please remember to be diligent about washing your hands, cleaning high-tough objects often, and please wear a mask when you go into public.

Every Tuesday, beginning at 10a, Gilpin County Public Health, Gilpin Ambulance Authority and the Office of Emergency Management (OEM) will offer free drive-up COVID testing. This is a nasal swab test and will only indicate positive v. negative for COVID. It is not an antibody test. 

Tuesdays, 10a - 11:30a (or earlier depending on demand)
101 Norton Dr. Black Hawk, CO (near Community Center)

To be tested: 

  • You are symptomatic (fever, cough, shortness of breath, chills, fatigue, body aches, nausea, sore throat)
  • You are a healthcare worker or aide
  • You are a first responder
  • And/or you have been in contact with a confirmed COVID19 case within the last 7 days

YOU MUST PRE-REGISTER TO BE TESTED. Do not arrive at Public Health until your appointment has been confirmed. 
To register - email balbrech@jeffco.us or call 303.582.5803.
You will need to bring proof of Gilpin County residency (utility bill, cell phone bill, etc.), identification and a mask. 
Do NOT exit your vehicle. Someone will assist you. 

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

Gilpin County,

The past two months have demonstrated our ability to adapt as a society, as well as our incredible strength and resilience in the face of immense difficulty. 

Over the next few months and years, we will surely see the impact that prolonged feelings of uncertainty, isolation, and disruption to our daily lives have had on our mental health. What is clear is that mental health and substance use services are, and will continue to be more important and more necessary than ever before. 

I want you to know that Jefferson Center is here for anyone who needs us. We are open, accepting new clients, and helping existing clients by offering appointments via phone and video. This crisis pushed us to adapt quickly and develop innovative ways to provide remote care, ensuring that no one falls through the cracks during this time of uncertainty.

With the transition to “Safer at Home” orders, we will be moving our staff and clients back to our offices gradually and thoughtfully over the next few months. Aligning with public health ordinances to ensure the safety of everyone who comes through our doors will guide our return to on-site services.

Safer at Home

On May 11, we began slowly increasing our psychiatric services at our Independence location, and on May 26, psychiatric services will be added to our West Colfax location. Limiting the number of people in our offices allows us to see clients in need of in-person care while managing appropriate space and safety protocols, reducing the risk to staff and clients of exposure to the virus.

Additionally, Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) services were added at our Evergreen Office located at 31207 Keats Way #202, Evergreen, CO 80439. Look for more information about the launch of Mobile MAT services in June.

The Crisis and Recovery Center is open 24/7, offering Walk-In Crisis services and the Withdrawal Management programs. Visit us at 4643 Wadsworth Blvd, Wheat Ridge, CO 80033

Both Blue Spruce Pharmacies are open for in-person services from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.,Monday through Friday.

o   Blue Spruce at Independence – 4851 Independence Street, Wheat Ridge, CO 80033

o   Blue Spruce at West Colfax – 9485 West Colfax Ave, Lakewood, CO, 80216

As things continue to change,the most up-to-date information can be found on ourwebsite. We’ve also created helpful guides for clients onwhat to expect for telehealth appointments and what to expect for in-office appointments.

Please know that through the good times and the bad, Jefferson Center is with you every step of the way. Please share this information with those in our communities who may need it. If you have questions or need more information, feel free to email me or give me a call.

Stay well,

Lenya Robinson, MA, LPC

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. 

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

WATER QUALITY NEWS 

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 12 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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