9HealthFair 2014

9HealthFair 2014, April 26th at Creede High School Gym from 7:30AM- 11:30AM:

For more information and free women exams call MCPH @ (719) 658-2416

Come in for LOW-COST child immunizations

We also offer Adult Immunizations and the Flu Vaccine

Advice from pediatricians: Use only pasteurized dairy products

Women, infants, and young children should avoid raw or unpasteurized milk and milk products, according to a statement by the American Academy of Pediatrics in the December 15, 2013 issue of Pediatrics.  A summary of the statement follows.

Raw milk and milk products from cows, goats, or sheep are a source of bacterial infections that are especially dangerous to pregnant women, fetuses, the elderly, young children and people with compromised immune systems.

The popularity of raw milk and raw-milk products, such as soft cheeses, has been growing in recent years, in part due to claims of health benefits. But those claims have not been backed up by science.

However, there is a scientific record of diseases and illnesses from raw milk, mostly caused by contamination of the product with E. coli, Salmonella, or Campylobacter.  The illnesses caused by such bacteria can cause diarrhea, fever, cramps, nausea and vomiting. From 1998 through 2009, there were 93 recorded outbreaks of disease resulting from consumption of raw milk or raw-milk products, causing 1,837 illnesses, 195 hospitalizations and two deaths.
The full press release can be found at: http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2013-12/sumc-puc121013.php

Public Health News & Notifications

Board of Health Seeking Members

Are you interested in the health and safety of our community? Mineral County is actively seeking residents of Creede and Mineral County to serve on a Board of Health! A Board of Health is a volunteer panel that plays a vital role in the public health system by providing oversight of Mineral County Public Health, recommending budgets and policies to Mineral County Commissioners.

If you are interested or have questions about this engaging, evolving, and exciting opportunity please contact Scott Lamb at (719)849-3542. You only have to be a resident of Mineral County and WANT to make a difference!

Completed applications can be sent via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or via mail addressed to: Mineral County, Attention Scott Lamb, Po Box 70, Creede Colorado 81130.

Drinking Water

Due to the recent rains this fall, the entire valley is experiencing a high water table. To be proactive, domestic well water should be tested every six months to ensure safe drinking water. Contact a licensed well driller to find out how to test and treat your drinking water. For more information call your local public health agency or go to www.tinyurl.com/slvwellwater. Mineral County Public Health Office has free water testing containers. Come in and pick up your container today, instructions on how to collect sample
and fee for testing services are attached to free container.

Mineral County Evacuation Plan

Flu Shots Available

Firewood is stacked, stove pipe is cleaned, and pantry is stocked, but what about you’re Flu Shot! Come get your vaccination checked off the list. Mineral County Public Health Agency is offering influenza vaccinations September 14th and 23rd 8:00AM- 6:00 PM, or by appointment, for only $20 dollars. It is recommended by the Advisory Committee on Immunizations Practices (ACIP) to get a flu shot every year, as the predicted flu strains in the vaccine are changed. Flu season usually begins in October and can last through May. It is important to get vaccinated before the season starts in order to develop adequate immunity, but it is never too late! Our agency is offering the Sanofi Pasteur Fluzone Vaccine which is a preservative free, inactivated (non-live), with no mercury content vaccine.
Influenza—known as the flu—is a virus that is spread person to person by coughing, sneezing, or nasal secretions. True influenza symptoms include high fevers (>101 degrees), runny or stuffy nose, muscle ache and fatigue, cough, sore throat, and headache. The Flu Vaccine and washing your hands are the best prevention against contracting and spreading this disease that kills thousands of people every year.
Please call us at 719-658-2416 or come by if you have any questions. We can bill Medicare, but please bring your card at time of visit as we do not retain patient insurance information.

Thanks, Your Mineral County Public Health


Thank you for the wonderful turn out and all the volunteers! What a success and a great start toward the dental clinic!


P.O. Box 70
Creede, CO 81130 
Phone: 719.658.2331
Fax: 719.658.2764

Courthouse Hours: 8am - 4pm
Commissioner Mtgs: First Monday & Third Tuesday following first meeting.

Congressional District: 3
Senate District: 35
House District: 62
CCI District: Southern

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Sheriff's Office:
(719) 658-2600
(719) 658-2211
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