Public Health Home
The Veteran Service Officer
Will be in Center at the Public Health building on the 3rd Thursday of the month in December form 10 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. If you have questions you can call 719-655-2680
He is in Sagucahe Office on Wed, Thrs, and Fri from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00p.m. He is also is Crestone when not in Center or Saguache you can always reach him and see where he will be at, this schedule is subject to change, the numbers he can be reached at are: Saguache 719-655-2680
Saguache Public Health 719-655-2533
Center Public Health 719-754-2773
!!!!!!!News from Saguache Works!!!!!!
If you want a Organic Turkey for the Holidays, you must call Lindy or Marge to order your turkey in time for the holidays, this is one of the new items they have to offer at the store, they have been granted being able to use EBT card (food stamp card), you will also get a 20% discount, so stop by and see the new selection of items they have, if you like elk, buffalo, cod, salmon, they got it, and they also added whole organic chickens. If you like organic this is the store to shop at, they have local organic produce, fruit juice, local organic dairy products, and they are expanding and bringing new items every time they order. The store is introducing a recipe contest which will take place next month in Dec. They are looking for interested people to come and exhibit there favorite recipe and it will be judged to see which one is the best for that month, they are targeting local and organic food, but can be changed due to season, if you are interested in the recipe contest you can contact Lindy or Marge at the store at 719-655-0216. "ATTENTION" The fitness room is now open to the public, and the 1st year of membership is free, they are also looking for FITNESS INSTRUCTERS to teach some classes if interested contact the store for further information!!!!! So come and see how this store is making a BIG change in our town for all of us residents!!!!!!!!!!
Saguache has a new store. Saguache Works a 501 (c)(3) non-profit, President is Lindy McDaniel, she has alot to offer in her store. The store consits of 2 parts, one side is the thrift store, the other part is the grocery store. The grocery store is focused on Healthy Style Living, so she has brought Organic Produce, and meat to the store, she also has a section of Non-Dairy items for the lactose intolerence. Lindy is offering different option to the public to incorporate healthy living, she is offering a Cooking Matters Class for Adults, this class will help with skills and budget. This class is free to the public, but you must Pre-Register due to limited space, the class will run from October 17th-November 21, 2013 every Thursday from 5:00-7:00 pm. During the duration of the class you will be able to receive free groceries, new cooking tools to use at home, prepare and enjoy food as a class, a manual with recipes and the information taught during the course. You will be able to identify and prepare healthy food options, nutritional snacks-quick and easy hands on food prepartation, build healthy eating habits. To pre-register contact Lindy McDaniel at 719-655-0216, or stop by the store located at 404 4th St, Saguache CO 81149. The hours of operation are Monday-Friday 10:00 am-4:00 pm, Saturday and Sunday 10:00-3:00 pm, this is the summer schedule, the winter schedule is Monday-Sunday 10:00-3:00 pm. So lets show our support and stop by the store and see all they have to offer. Saguache Works is now offering a OLE ( Old Ladies Exercise) class that is held on Monday and Wednesday from 4:30 PM- 5:30 PM and Friday 9:30 AM-10:30 AM. A Martial Arts class that is on Tuesday at 5:30 PM. This is all possible by a donation from the public of $20.00 per month, Lindy is hoping to expand and open a exercise room for the public in the future, so with all your support help her make this possible for all the Saguache residents.
· Flares/reflectors to signal for help and warn other motorists
· Sturdy scraper/snow brush/snow shovel to clear snow
· Battery or crank-powered radio to listen to emergency broadcasts
· Flashlight with extra batteries or crank-powered flashlight
· Survival blanket or sleeping bag
· Chemical hand warmers
· Extra set of clothes, including coat, hat, mittens, boots, etc
· Water for each person and pet in your car
· Food items containing protein such as nuts and energy bars; canned fruit and a portable can opener
· First Aid Kit and essential medications
· Tire chains and tow strap
· Non-clumping kitty litter/sand for traction
· Jumper cables
· Extra cloth or paper towels for cleanup if necessary
· Deck of cards or board game for entertainment
· Windshield Wiper Fluid
· Wiper Blades
· Fuel System and a Full Tank of Gas
· Exhaust System
· Tire Tread
· Battery Brakes
The Division also provides information and resources on regulatory requirements for constructing and opening a restaurant on their website at:
For information related to food safety, restaurant regulation and licensure, restaurant health inspections, or other restaurant related questions, please visit the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, Division of Environmental Health and Sustainability website at:
For information related to health inspection programs for child cares, schools, or other consumer protection related services, please visit the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, Division of Environmental Health and Sustainability website at:
Saguache County Public Health has a purpose of protecting the health and safety of the residents of Saguache County.We are dedicated to improve the health environment of the people by preventing disease, providing services for residents with special needs and improving and maintaining the health status of residents through the provision of prevention services.
Saguache County Public Health shall provide
continuum of care which is culturally sensitive, has measurable standards of quality and is a family and community based service.
We provide the following services:
- Home and Community Based Services
- Regional and County Disaster Preparedness
- HCP for Children With Special Needs
- Nursing Services - Immunization and Vaccination Fees
- Prevention Services
- Communicable Disease Investigation and Information
- Public Health Educational Programs
- And More...
Saguache County Public Health will be able to provide vaccines ONLY to unisured children, Native Amaericans, and children currently enrolled in Medicaid as of January 1, 2013.We are working closely with Rio Grande Public Health Department to ensure that children who are insured and would like to continue receiving vaccines form local Public Health agencies are able to do so.Please see the list of prices below for childhood immunization fees.
Children 0-18 years, any vaccine:$5.00
We continue to offer the adult vaccines listed below.
Hepatitis A (series of 2):$50.00
Hepatitis B (series of 3):$50.00
Tuberculin Skin Test:$16.00
Most Family Practice clinics also offer childhood and adult vaccines.We are working closely with community healthcare providers to ensue that all patients continue to receive quality immunization services.For futher information,contact Saguache County Public Health:719-655-2533 (Saguache Office) or 719-754-2773 (Center Office).
What is Healthy Communities?
Family Health Coordinators perform the following activities: