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Fremont County Public Health and Environment

201 N. 6th Street
Cañon City, CO 81212

(719) 276-7450
Fax: (719) 276-7451

Office Hours:
7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Monday-Thursday

CLOSED
Friday-Sunday

Director:
Emma Davis

Office Manager:
Matthew Kay

Nursing Staff:
Elizabeth Carochi, RN
Gillian DeLeon, RN

Emergency Preparedness & Communicable Disease:
Sarah Miller

Communities That Care:
Coordinator - Jen O'Connor
Asst. Coordinator - Carliss Kamerzell
Program Asst. - TBD

Environmental Health & County Sanitarian:
Sid Darden

Office Assistants
Vital Records -- Paula Spurlin
Clinic/Receptionist -- Christina Taylor



The Fremont County Department of Public Health & Environment offers a wide range of health service to the community. Services may vary on offered times, fees, and locations. For the most up to date information, or further information on any service, please call.

Some of the services we offer are listed below. For more information on these services, please call us.

Tuberculin (TB) Skin Tests: Tuberculin skin tests are offered to the community on a walk in basis on Monday mornings from 9am – 12pm. These tests are a two-step procedure, including the administration of the TB and the reading of the results. Results must be read after 48 hours from administration.

Immunizations: Immunizations are offered to all individuals from 2 months and older. These immunizations are administered by appointment. Clinics are held Tuesdays from 7:30am-5:00pm (last appointment time is 4:30pm) and Wednesdays from 7:30am-12:00pm (last appointment time is 11:30am). Colorado Immunization Information Systems are used to track and provide up to date recommendations direct from the Center for Disease Control. Immunization records may be obtained at any time at no charge, and will be provided following appointments. To schedule an appointment please call.

Immunizations Administered Here are as follow:

Administration of recommended vaccinations vary on a number of factors. Our nursing staff assesses all situations to provide the most effective way to immunize patients, and some vaccinations may not be available to all individuals due to health risks. For further information please contact our nurses for a consultation. Vaccine stock may vary. To make sure vaccinations are available, please call.

Blood Lead Screenings: Blood Lead Tests are available on a walk-in basis. Tests are subject to a fee for administration of the tests. Testing kits are completed by our nursing staff then sent to a third party lab for screening. Turnaround on Blood Screenings may vary.

CPR/First Aid Certification: Classes are offered for First Aid and CPR Certification (both in adult, child and infant). These classes are offered once a month. Class scheduling may vary, and limited numbers are allowed in each class. Call us for class reservations and pricing. Separate appointments may be made at the instructor’s discretion for companies and groups that require their own time.

Prenatal Plus Program: This program provides prenatal education in group, as well as for individuals. This program is available under Medicaid, CHP+ and some insurance plans.

Presumptive Eligibility: Our agency is the Presumptive Eligibility site for Fremont and Custer County for the Medicaid Baby Care Program. Eligibility is determined by appointment. A Medicaid card is issued immediately, if found eligible.

HIV & Hep C Testing: Free HIV and Hepititis C testing are available 2nd and 4th Thursdays. Testing is confidential. To make an appointment or for further information, please call the designated testing line at (719) 276-2768.

Healthy Communities: The family health coordinators assists families with Medicaid and CHP+ enrollment (Insurance) and provides referrals to programs offering additional help.

Used Syringe Drop-off Location: Fremont County Public Health & Environment is a drop off location for used needles and syringes. Used needles/syringes must be in an approved and secure sharps/biohazard containers. These container lids must be securely fastened and not filled past the “fill to here” line. Syringes in non-authorized containers will not be accepted. Our office also offers sharps containers for home use. To drop off or obtain a sharps container please come to our office. For more information regarding sharps drop off and container pickups, please call. 
NOTE: Never put a container of sharps in with your recyclables.  

  1. Purchase a commercially available sharps container from a pharmacy or other source, or use a strong plastic or metal container with a screw-on or tightly secured lid to prevent accidental contact with the waste.  Sharps containers can also be obtained at Fremont County Public Health & Environment
    • Procedures
      • Containers like empty bleach bottles, liquid detergent bottles and heavy plastic jugs are strong enough to prevent the sharps from poking through the container and have lids that can be securely fastened.  
      • A coffee can may also be used as long as the lid is sealed with strong tape once the container is full. 
      • Plastic milk containers are a poor choice because they're generally made of thin plastic that can be easily punctured by a needle or lancet.  
      • Glass should never be used as a sharps container because the glass can break and make the hazard worse.
  2. Containers of sharps should be clearly labeled as "Sharps" or "Biohazard Waste."  
  3. Once filled, the container should be firmly sealed to prevent accidental tampering.

HEALTH SERVICE FORMS

Other services may be available upon request, please contact us for additional help.