Mission of Teller County Public Health - To prevent disease and to protect and promote the
health of Teller County, Colorado citizens by assuring quality preventative
health programs and services.
What is Public Health? It is monitoring the health status of the Teller County citizens
and forming community partnerships to identify and solve heath problems.
It is informing, educating and empowering the community to take control of its
health. As we advance into the new millennium, Teller County Public Health
looks forward to working with the community to address issues of teen pregnancy,
drug and alcohol use, and access to medical care. Our goal is to develop
policies and plans that support individual and community health.
Quick Contact Info
11115 West Highway 24, Unit 2-C in Divide, CO
* At the rear of the Venture Foods grocery store in Divide.
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 928, Divide, CO 80814
8 am to 4:30 pm (Monday - Friday)
719-687-6416 Fax: 719-687-6501
Martha Hubbard, RN, BSN - Director
Free Program May 23rd Regarding "Deadly Dose" - Prescription Drug Overdose Leading Cause of Accidental Death in US
Pikes Peak Regional Hospital, Rampart LIbrary District and Teller County Public Health are offering a free program Thursday, May 23rd at the Woodland Park Public Library at 6:30pm.
Hospital and Public Health medical professionals will discuss the changing face of victims of overdose. Opiate-based pills are highly addictive, and the sheer number of prescriptions opens them to misuse or theft by family members, addicts and dealers. Colorado has the second worse rate of pain pill abuse and misuse in the US. Call 687-9281 x132 for more information.
Hazardous Materials Disposal Facility for Teller and El Paso County
Many products used in the home, garden, garage and hobby shop contain hazardous chemicals that can potentially harm the user or the environment. Anything marked "caution," "keep out of reach of children," "danger," "poison," "hazardous," "flammable," "harmful or fatal if swallowed," "causes severe burns on contact," "do not use near heat or flame," "vapor harmful," "eye and skin irritant," or "use in a well-ventilated area" should be considered hazardous.
Pertussis Cases in Colorado Reach 64 Year High –Limited Free Vaccine Available At Teller County Public Health By Appointment
Colorado Department of Public Health has declared Pertussis (Whooping Cough) to be at epidemic level since August, 2012 in Colorado and continued cases are being reported throughout the state, including Teller County. Reported cases of pertussis are at their highest level in 64 years. Children under age one are most vulnerable, even if they are up to date on their immunizations.
TCPH still has free TDaP vaccine. For questions about the vaccine or to make an appointment to be vaccinated, call TCPH at 687-6416 or visit http://www.cdc.gov/pertussis/
Teller County has completed its 2013 Community Assessment and Public Health improvement Plan! To read the full report, click here:We’d like to thank the members of the Steering Committee for their commitment to improving the health of Teller County! They are: Maria Berger, Aspen Pointe; Mark Platten, CSU Extension; Carmen Slagle, Community Partnership Family Resource Center; Lisa Noble, Gold Belt Communities Build A Generation; Deb Upton, North Teller Build A Generation; Dee Hylton, Divide Health Center/Peak Vista; Lisa Diamond, Pikes Peak Regional Hospital; Mary Barrowman, Prospect Homecare & Hospice; Laureen Murray, RE-1 School District/CCV Mountain Healthcare Center; Misty McMahan, RE-2 School District; Candy Shoemaker, Southwest Teller County EMS; Sandi Stratton, Teller County Government; Todd Zeller, Woodland Park Community Church; Leni Stevenson, Teller Senior Coalition; Susan McMaster,DO, Medical Officer Teller County Public Health, Mark Vanoni and Timm Comer, AngloGold Ashanti (Colorado) Corp.
Would you like to join with others who love hiking in beautiful southern Colorado? Teller Trekkers is for you! Teller Trekkers hike weekly throughout the hiking seasons but are on break now. If you would like more information on past treks see their trip diary by clicking "Read more", below.
Thanks for your support of our staff and our programs
"I want to thank you
and commend Teller County Public Health for your very pro-active
support of both our staff and our programs. We are especially happy to have
your assistance with our premier goal of encouraging (and even enticing) our
area youth to get outdoors." Keith, Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument