Baca County Public Health Agency is committed to the promotion, protection, and improvement of the health status of all residents of Baca County by assessment of the community and its needs on a continual basis, policy development to provide consistency, and assurance that health services are being provided to meet the needs of the community.
741 Main Street, Suite 4
Springfield, Colorado 81073
Hours: Monday – Friday 8:30 – 4:30
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Jessami Caddick RN
WIC Program/Immunization Billing/CSBG
Routine childhood vaccination services are available to children at a low cost or free. Vaccination of adults is offered for a fee. BCPHA offers immunization services at scheduled clinics or by appointment. Refer to the Colorado Recommended Immunization Schedule on the Baca County Health website for immunization schedules. For information regarding immunizations visit www.cdc.gov or www.immunize.org.
WIC Program (Women, Infants and Children)
WIC is a nutrition program for pregnant and breastfeeding women, non-breastfeeding postpartum women up to 6 months, children up to 5 years of age, and infants. The WIC program provides nutrition education, breastfeeding support, screening, and referral. WIC participants must meet certain financial requirements to qualify for the program. Please click here to view the WIC Brochure, which outlines the income guidelines and offers additional WIC information. Appointments can be made by contacting BCPHA at 719-523-6621.
- Colorado WIC Families Information – Colorado.gov
- Breastfeeding – Colorado.gov
- World Breastfeeding Week
Communicable Disease Control
Staff at BCPHA are responsible for following and coordinating communicable disease, infection control, and disease surveillance in Baca County. BCPHA coordinates with regional and state epidemiology staff regarding communicable disease efforts.
TB Testing is available by appointment only. Please call the office to schedule an appointment for Tuberculosis Testing.
- Rabies Press Release – Summer 2016
- Whooping Cough in Colorado – Colorado.gov
- West Nile Virus – fightthebitecolorado.com
- Influenza – Colorado.gov
- Rabies – Colorado.gov
- Centers For Disease Control and Prevention
Blood Pressure Checks
Blood pressure checks are offered at BCPHA to those who need to follow their blood pressure regularly. If you are having any signs or symptoms of high blood pressure or other problem, you should be seen by your physician or go to the emergency room.
Cholesterol screenings are available during scheduled cholesterol clinics. These screenings are offered to adults 60 years of age and older for no charge. All other adults will be charged a $25 fee for the screening. Please call BCPHA at 719-523-6621 for appointment dates and times.
Emergency Preparedness and Response (EPR) Program
Local and state Public Health officials play a vital role in emergency preparedness and response. BCPHA works with other County entities to coordinate emergency response planning and efforts, including County Emergency Management, Southeast Colorado Hospital, local fire and EMS departments, schools, and many other participants in the county. If you have questions concerning emergency preparedness and response, contact BCPHA at 719-523-6621 or Baca County Division of Emergency Management at 719-523-6796.