BACA COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH AGENCY
Open Monday-Friday 8:30-4:30
741 Main Street, Suite 4
Springfield, CO 81073
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.
Administrative Assistant -
hands frequently with soap and water, or using an alcohol based hand
sanitizer, is the best way to prevent the spread of germs!!
Programs available from the Baca County
Public Health Agency:
- Immunization Clinics - Routine
childhood vaccination services are available to children at a low cost
or free. Vaccination of adults is offered for a fee.
offers immunization services at scheduled clinics or by appointment.
Refer to the Colorado Recommended Immunization Schedule links on
this page for immunization schedules. For information regarding immunizations visit
- Children with Special Needs Program (HCP)
- The HCP program is a great resource for families, health care
providers, and communities. It is a medical assistance program
funded by the state and federal government. The HCP program
strives to improve the health, well-being, and development of Colorado's
children with special needs. For more information on the HCP
program visit www.hcpcolorado.org
or call 1-800-886-7689 ext. 2370.
- 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.
- 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. For
more information regarding disease control, visit
- EPSDT Program (Early Periodic
Screening Diagnosis Treatment) -
EPSDT is designed to enhance
primary care of children with emphasis on prevention, early diagnosis
and timely treatment. The EPSDT program helps
identify and refer families to other
community resources such as HCP; Early Intervention Services (Part C);
housing; food banks; the Women, Infants and Children food program (WIC);
Prenatal Plus; and Head Start.
- 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 -
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. For
more information visit www.readycolorado.com or
- Office Visits by Appointment