Health Care Assistance

Blood Lead Program

(Lake County Public Health)

This program is designed to provide the public with blood lead testing. One of our main goals is to test all children in Lake County. We accomplish this by educating the community on prevention and the effects of lead poisoning.

Cornelia Patti, RN, BSN, HNC
(719) 486-7479
112 W. 5th St.
Leadville, CO 80461
Cost: none
Languages: English, Spanish translation provided
Times: Monday-Thursday 8:30-5:00pm by appointment (limited walk-in appointments available)
Program/Service Access: Children ages 1-6 and pregnant or nursing mothers may drop-in or make an appointment.
Services include: Blood lead screening
Individualized Counseling
Community Outreach & Education
Financial Incentives
Nutrition Classes and Information.
More information here.

Child Find

Provides developmental screenings and evaluations for any child birth to age 5.

Coordinator: Lauren Bissonnette

(719) 293-4613

Cost: none
Languages: English & Spanish
Times: evaluations can occur at the home or at Pitts Elementary

Program/Service Access: The Lake County School District Early Childhood Child Find Program provides developmental screening and evaluation for children ages 0 through 5 and/or kindergarten entry age who are not enrolled in a district preschool program. A variety of developmental areas are reviewed, including problem solving and cognition, physical functioning, hearing and vision, speech and language, and social and emotional development.

For children ages 0 through 5 who are not enrolled in district public preschools, a developmental screening may be conducted by the Child Find Coordinator and/or appropriate district or community early childhood council members with parental permission for a screening and at no cost to parents.

If the screening reveals concerns for a child 0–5 years of age who needs further evaluation, the district Early Childhood Child Find team, with parental permission for evaluation, will conduct a full evaluation of the child’s development. Once the Early Childhood Child Find evaluation team, including the parents, has gathered sufficient information, the team will initiate a process to determine the child’s eligibility for early intervention or district public preschool special education services. The evaluation is provided at no cost to the parents.

Family Planning

(Lake County Public Health)

This program is designed to provide the public with information regarding sexual and reproductive health services. We aspire to offer people tools and skills to plan well timed, intentional pregnancies.

Jane Heins
(719) 486-4143
112 W. 5th St.
Leadville, CO 80461
Cost: based on a sliding score
Languages: English, Spanish translation provided
Times: Tuesday – Friday 8:30 am-5:30 pm
Program/Service Access: Services are available to both females and males of reproductive age. Minors do not need parental consent for services.LCPHA accepts Medicaid, CHP+, Anthem Blue Cross/Blue Shield and Rocky Mtn. Health Plans insurance
Services offered include: Individual counseling on contraception, healthy relationships, pregnancy options, preconception, and other topics as needed by clients.
Contraceptive methods: various type of pills, IUC’s, Depo shot, Nuva Ring, and Implants.
Emergency contraception (Plan B) – good for 5 days after unprotected sex.
STI & HIV testing.
Well Women Exams – Every 3rd Tuesday of the month (must have appointment)
Nutrition Information.
HPV Vaccine
Condom Dispensing
Care management for children with health related needs
Medicaid and HCP+ review.

Community Service Block Grant

(Lake County Public Health)

Provides funding up to $550 per family/individual, per lifetime. It can be used for dental, prescriptions, rent, and utilities

Colleen Nielsen, RN
(719) 486- 2413
112 W. 5th St.
Leadville, CO 80461
Cost: none
Languages: English, Spanish translation provided
Times: Mon. – Fri. 8:30 am– 5:30 pm
Program/Service Access: CSBG grant year begins in April until funding is depleted, open to uninsured/underinsured children and adults on a case by case basis. Applicants qualify based on income.


(Lake County Public Health)

Lake County Public Health Agency’s Immunization Program is dedicated to keeping the community free of vaccine preventable disease. We provide a variety of vaccines for both adults and children, both insured and uninsured

Roberta Seibel, R.N.
(719) 486-2413
112 W. 5th St.
Leadville, CO 80461
Cost: Most Insurance plans accepted, call for more information.
Languages: English, Spanish translation provided
Times: Wednesdays & Thursdays 8:30 am– 5:30 pm (Limited walk-in appointments available)
Program/Service Access: Appointments preferred
Services offered include:
The Immunization Program Provides the Following:Children and Adult vaccines available.VFC (Vaccines for Children) Program Provider.Individual counseling provided, plus educational handouts for all vaccinations (in English & Spanish).Seasonal influenza vaccines – traditional and mist vaccines available depending on stockParticipant in the Colorado Immunization Information System (keeping track of your record, and providing an official record for school, work, or personal records).Vaccines adminstered by RN’sIn compliance with State and Federal immunization practicesMost Insurance plans accepted, call for more information.

Medicaid & CHP+ Programs

(Lake County Public Health)

Lake County’s Medicaid/CHP+ programs provide pregnant women and children under the age of 18 with free or low- cost health insurance. The program focuses on insuring that Lake County’s children are able to receive necessary health care.

Nadine Castillo
(719) 486-4162
112 W. 5th St.
Leadville, CO 80461
Cost: none
Languages: English & Spanish
Times: Mon.-Fri. 8:30 am-5:30 pm
Program/Service Access: Appointments preferred. Applications are available at Lake County Public Health Agency and Lake County Human Services.
Healthy Communities program provides the following: Medicaid/CHP+ applicationsCounselingEnglish/Spanish translationCommunity outreach program held
the 2nd Wednesday of every month
from 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM at the
meeting room of the Post OfficeAssistance in completing Medicaid/CHP+ formsPregnancy Tests

Mountainview Dental Clinic

Family Dental Care Provider offering low-income extractions.

Dr. Christine Jones DDS, P.C.
(719) 486-0053
529 W 10th St. (across the street from historic Evergreen Cemetery) | P.O. Box 516
Leadville, CO 80461
Cost: varies, see details below for low-income extractions
Languages: English
Times: Mon.,Tues., Thurs. 8:00 am-12:00 pm, 1:30-5:00 pm; Wed. 10:00 am-1:00 pm, 3:00-5:00 pm (late hours by appointment; Fri. 8:00 am-12:00 pm
Program/Service Access: call for appointment; same day appointments often available; walk-in available (appointments seen first)
Low-income Extractions are offered for $125 cash on Tuesdays. Includes exam and 1 x-ray. Must sign a short statement of need. Not for those with dental insurance or other dental assistance (will accept 100% vouchers from health department as long as they are honored in 30 days). Does not include wisdom teeth or surgical extractions. $112 exam, x-ray, Medication RX when swollen or extraction is not advised. Account must be current and some teeth might not qualify.

Rocky Mountain Family Practice

(Rocky Mountain Family Practice)

Full-service family practice and urgent care accepting Medicaid, Medicare, and offers a sliding-scale for Indigent Care. Hosts a Health Fair every fall with many free services.

(719) 486-0500
735 Hwy 24 S.
Leadville, CO 80461
Cost: varies
Languages: English & Spanish
Times: Mon-Fri., 8:00 am-8:00pm
Saturday 8:00 am-2:00 pm
Sunday 8:00 am – 4:00pm
Program/Service Access:
call for appointment
Has an annual Health Fair occurring on a Saturday in September that offers free services to children and adults including vaccinations, diabetes screening, cholesterol screening, blood testing, consultations with a provider, and well-child screenings.  (Blood draw and processing has an associated fee)


(CO State Tobacco Education & Prevention Partnership)

Online and telephone tobacco cessation program offering special tools, a support team of coaches, research-based information, and a community of others trying to become tobacco free.

Cost: none
Languages: English & Spanish
Times: Monday – Sunday 5:00am – 11:00pm
Program/Service Access: Available to Colorado residents ages 15 and older, program can be accessed online or by calling toll-free number, must be at least 18 and meet other eligibility requirements for free nicotine patches.