Maternal/Child Health Programs
We believe that good health begins before birth, and follows mother and child throughout their lives with the prevention, education, screening and the promotion of good health behaviors.
Please call the Public Health Nursing Office at (303) 670-7528 to make an appointment with our staff on the programs listed, or to get information on these programs. No office fee is charged for your visit. View the FAQs of the Public Nursing program for additional details.
- Free Pregnancy Testing
- Childhood immunizations
- Women, Infant and Children’s Program (WIC): A food and nutrition program
- Nurse-Family Partnership Program (NFP): Summit County Public Health is the fiscal agent and program coordinator for this program which is committed to lasting improvements in the health and well-being of low-income, first-time parents and their children. Clear Creek Public Health Nursing Services is a part of this program. See a video on the program. Regional contact information for the video is Jerrie Lynne; phone (970) 668-9711. For an overview of the program, view the Summit Counties NFP Web page.
Low-cost car seats and free car seat education
Clear Creek County Public Health is making sure parents, grandparents, guardians and anyone who travels with a child can now have peace of mind that their child is properly secured in a car seat or restraint system while riding in a car or other motor vehicle.
According to Children’s Hospital Colorado, children up to the age of eight should use a car seat or a booster seat — some may even have to use one until age 12 for their own safety. Heartbreakingly, car crashes remain one of the leading causes of death for kids, according to national data.
With all of the different types of car seats and booster seats — it can be hard for parents and guardians to determine which is best — let alone install it.
That’s why, after more than 40 hours of training, Clear Creek County Public Health Nurse Sara Blais is now certified to check and guide guardians on how to install a car or booster seat in their cars for free.
Clear Creek County Public Health is the only place in the county that is offering a service like this. In addition, Clear Creek County is also able to supply car seats to those in need in exchange for a $25 donation — for those who can afford it. No one will be turned away if they need a car seat.
Car seat/booster seat checks and training will be done by an appointment basis at the Clear Creek County Health and Wellness Center located at 1969 Miner St. in Idaho Springs.
For more information on this program or to set up an appointment, call the Clear Creek County Public Health Information Line at 303-670-7528 and leave a message.