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.

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.

Events and Opportunities

From Summer Camps to Trainings, check here for the latest public health offerings.

Lake City Summer Youth Program Is Back! Click here for more info.

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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
September 19, 2022

Mineral County Flu Shots

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News and Events
September 12, 2022

Health Fair Returns to Creede!

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COVID-19
September 8, 2022

Updated COVID Boosters Are Here!

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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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