Hinsdale County

970-944-0321

Mineral County

719-658-2416
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SILVER THREAD
PUBLIC HEALTH

Your public health information resource for Hinsdale and Mineral Counties

COVID Information

Vaccine, Testing, & Data

Vaccines: Primary vaccines and boosters are available in Creede and Lake City. Due to limited availability please call our office for the next available local vaccine clinic. If you are able, please bring this form filled out with you the day of your appointment. For info on Mobile Vaccine Clinics click here, & for all regional providers click here. Click here for Silver Thread Updates and here for the latest SLV regional updates.

Testing: To order at-home rapid tests click here. If you test positive for COVID at home please notify your local public health office. If you are experiencing symptoms or have a known exposure to a person with COVID-19 please call us in Creede at 719-658-2416 or Lake City at 970-944-0321 to arrange testing and isolate until you receive a result. For more testing locations throughout San Luis Valley visit https://www.slvphp.com/testing Click here for info on when to test.

Click here for information on free COVID testing site at Adams State. Anyone who is unable to enter the building due to access and functional needs can call from their car for assistance.

If you have tested positive for COVID or are waiting for test results, click here for more information.

Data: Knowing the current conditions when it comes to COVID-19 in our district is essential in making informed decisions about community events and keeping each other safe. For the latest SLV COVID Update Click Here. For local data click here. For State Data click here.

Alerts

Check Here for Local Public Health Alerts

Air Quality: From fire season to dust storms, check the state page for maps and alerts here.

Other public health alerts will be listed here as needed.

Below is the Air Quality Sensor from the community Sensor in Rio Grande Meadows:

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Events & Job Opportunities

From Summer Camps to Trainings, check here for the latest public health offerings and opportunities to join our team.

Are you looking for an opportunity to work with community schools and public health? This apprenticeship position might be just the fit for you! Click here for details and how to apply.

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We’re Here To Help

Life in the beautiful mountains around Lake City and Creede can be challenging. We are here to help promote community, family, and individual health through a number of education and health programs.

We believe everyone should have access to the services they need to live a healthy life - and it’s our mission to help you live yours.
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News and Events:

News and Events
November 8, 2022

November 7th - November 11 Mineral County Events

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News and Events
November 1, 2022

Monkeypox Vaccine Clinic, November 5th

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News and Events
November 1, 2022

Monkeypox Vaccine Clinic, December 3rd

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By The Numbers

Households Served
by the Food Bank

501+

Individuals Served
by the Food Bank

1000+

Adult Vaccinations

600+

Childhood
Vaccination Rate

93.75%

Participants in public health programming

450+

State & Federal funding for local health programs

$663,657

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