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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.


Check Here for Local Public Health Alerts

Message from Hinsdale County Office of Emergency Management - Tuesday, February 7, 2023

Good morning Hinsdale County and Lake City residents, guests and visitors. According to GCEA and Tri-State officials, as of roughly 4am this morning the majority of power has been restore county-wide. Unfortunately there does appear to be a few locations that are still without power. If one of these locations belongs to you, you are encouraged to call the GCEA Outage Center at 970-641-3520. A big thank you goes out to the leadership and crews of GCEA and Tri-State for their work throughout the night to restore power. All further updates and announcements regarding this incident will be posted on the Hinsdale County and Lake City Facebook pages.

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Events & Job Opportunities

From Summer Camps to Trainings, here is where you'll find 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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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:

January 24, 2023

Quarantine and Isolation

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December 17, 2022

VACCINE BUS In Creede Friday 12-30!

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News and Events
November 8, 2022

November 7th - November 11 Mineral County Events

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By The Numbers

Households Served
by the Food Bank


Individuals Served
by the Food Bank


Adult Vaccinations


Vaccination Rate


Participants in public health programming


State & Federal funding for local health programs


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