Health & Wellness

Healing Earth was born out of love for providing deep nourishment, and restoring inner wisdom for body, and mind, and spirit. Massage is available by appointment only, contact Lisa, Licensed Massage Therapist (1991). Hatha, Kundalini, and Body and Brain Energy Yoga Classes are taught as private/group sessions, and an on-going Body and Brain Energy Yoga Class is available on Tuesdays from 10-11 a.m. at the Salida Community Center, 311 F St. This class is supported by Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center and is open to all cancer survivors, AND beyond! Drop-ins: $3/class or $15/6 classes. Please call before attending and to register.
The Alzheimer's Association Colorado Chapter is the premiere source of information and support for Coloradans living with Alzheimer's, their families and caregivers. We offer a broad range of programs and services at no cost and fund advancements in research. Services in Chaffee County include a Caregiver's Support Group, Educational Classes, and personal Care Consultations. For more information, please call Ann Carter, Regional Director, at 719-544-5720 extension 300.
719-544-5720, 1-800-272-3900
If you are pregnant, quitting smoking is the single most important thing you can do for your health and the health of the baby. Baby and Me Tobacco Free (BMTF) is offered through Chaffee County Public Health (CCPH). If you quit smoking while you are pregnant and remain smoke-free for a year after the birth of your baby, you can earn up to $350 in free diapers. If your support partner quits smoking, you can earn up to $550 in free diapers. Call CCPH at 539-4510 for more information.
I have been I a Certified TRAGER Practitioner since 1994. TRAGER is a type of bodywork/movement education modality that uses gentle passive movement. A typical session is 1.5 hours and moves all the joints of the body. Self-care movements are also taught.
Buena Vista Drug has been serving Buena Vista and the surrounding communities for over 50 years. We are the only independent, privately owned, full-service pharmacy in the county and proud to be a part of this great Colorado community! Now offering drive thru service, most insurances accepted, fast reliable service, immunizations, medication management, rental equipment, compounding, delivery, cards, gifts, souvenirs, photo kiosk, made in Colorado products, Dippin Dots Ice Cream, toys, and much more!
Founded in 2009, the Chaffee County Breastfeeding Coalition (CCBC) is a volunteer organization comprised of community nurses, public health officials, midwives, mental health providers, child birth educators, La Leche League Leaders, nutritionists, lactation consultants, lactation counselors, and mothers who have led the way for 92% of Chaffee infants to initiate breastfeeding. The coalition works closely with the Chaffee County Public Health and Environment, Early Head Start, Nurse Family Partnership and Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) to reach populations which have historically had low breastfeeding rates.
CCPH's Vision is that the people of Chaffee County are the safest, healthiest, and most self-sufficient in Colorado. CCPH’s Mission Statement: In partnership with the communities we serve, Chaffee County Public Health strives to promote the physical, mental, social, and environmental health of the people of Chaffee County. CCPH’s Strategic Goals:  -Ensure that Chaffee County residents are empowered to make informed decisions and adopt behaviors which protect and enhance the health of individuals, families, communities, and the environment through disease prevention and health promotion activities.  -Initiate and promote services to underserved populations to secure health equity through a collaborative approach with community partners.  -Initiate and strengthen partnerships and engage community members in the work of public health.  -Partner with county entities to ensure emergency preparedness.  -Incorporate evidence-based health practices in policies, programs, and services.  -Utilize technology in the most optimal way to improve efficiency of services. Programs Include: Baby & Me Tobacco Free, Chaffee County Breastfeeding Program, Child Passenger Safety, Communicable Disease, Connect for Health Colorado, Diabetes Prevention Program, Emergency Preparedness and Response, Environmental Health, Healthy Communities, Healthy Start Nurse Home Visitor Program, Immunization and Tuberculosis Program, LiveWell Chaffee County, Nurse Family Partnership, Oral Health Program, Secondhand Tobacco Smoke Prevention, Colorado Heart Healthy Solutions
The Child Passenger Safety Program is part of Chaffee County Public Health. We offer free car seat checks with a certified technician. We also offer car seat safety classes multiple times per year where Chaffee County residents will receive a free car seat. Please call Emily at 530-2566 to schedule an appointment or to find out more information on our free car seats.
Colorado Heart Healthy Solutions (CHHS) seeks to improve the cardiovascular health of adults in Colorado. Cardiovascular disease is the #1 killer of men and women in Colorado yet studies show that 80% of cardiovascular disease is preventable. CHHS offers a FREE, simple blood test which will help determine your risk for a heart attack or stroke in the next 10 years. Based on those results, free lifestyle coaching will be available. If you would like to take this assessment, please call Chaffee County Public Health at 719-539-4510 to make an appointment.
As part of Chaffee County Public Health, we can help you enroll in Medicaid or the Health Insurance Marketplace to help cover your health insurance costs under the Affordable Healthcare Act (Obamacare). We will determine your tax credits (deductions on your monthly premium), assist you in navigating the online system, and get you the benefits that are provided by signing up through the Affordable Care Act. We can explain the pros and cons of the carrier choices and rules and regulations of the insurance world. We can also help you make changes to your account, including financial and household composition changes. Please call our main office in Salida, 719-530-2594 or 719-530-2547, to schedule an appointment. Our offices in Buena Vista and Leadville are by appointment only. You can also schedule an appointment online at
Offered through Chaffee County Public Health (CCPH), the evidence–based Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) is a year-long class designed to prevent or delay the onset of type 2 diabetes. It is estimated that 1 in 3 American adults and 14% of Chaffee County residents are pre-diabetic but don’t know it. Having pre-diabetes means your blood glucose (sugar) level is higher than normal but not high enough yet to be diagnosed with diabetes. Type 2 diabetes raises your risk for heart disease, stroke, blindness, amputation and kidney failure. This program supports at-risk individuals to lose 5-7 % of their body weight by building up to 150 minutes/week of physical activity and tracking food intake. Call CCPH at 539-4510 to see if you qualify for these free classes.
Heart of the Rockies Home Health and Hospice is a partnership between Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center and Frontier Home Health and Hospice,. Our experienced home health and hospice team has been serving Chaffee and Freemont Counties since 1985. Our commitment to you: Our mission is to provide compassionate, quality care with integrity by focusing on the unique needs of our patients, their families and our community – whether the goal is to maximize independence through home health services or to experience comfort and symptom relief at end-of-life. Email:
719-539-7638, F.719-530-0166
HRRMC Wellness Department offers classes, services and programs to improve the mental and physical health of Chaffee County and HRRMC's service area. We have group and individual programs including National Diabetes Prevention Program, Tai Chi, Yoga, Diabetes Self Managment Education, group exercise classes, and employee wellness services. Check website and HRRMC calendar for up to date offerings.
Welcome to Chaffee County’s premier holistic wellness center, spa and functional training gym. We offer many health care options including: Massage Therapy ~ Rolf Method of Structural Integration ~ Acupuncture ~ Esthetician and Body Treatments ~ CrossFit ~ Monkey Bar Gym ~ Bootcamp ~ Low Impact Strength ~ Personal Fitness Training ~ Feldenkrais Movement Therapy ~ Yoga ~ Stretching ~ Open Gym Day Passes ~ Eucalyptus Steam Room ~ Far-Infrared Sauna. Our holistic practitioners and trainers share a vision to educate, inspire and support our community in optimal health and well-being. Our team offers preventative education and empowerment to help facilitate your personal growth and take a more active role in your own health care. Our goal is to create a truly unique wellness experience that will leave you feeling healthy and renewed. Our newly renovated 4,000 sq ft facility includes: ~ Wellness Center and Spa with 6 individual treatment rooms ~ Functional training gym with cutting edge equipment, personal training and coaching ~ Specialty classes, which include constantly varied, high intensity, functional movement
Mindful Evolution (ME) Living Wellness was created by Kristina K Bengala. She offers integrative holistic wellness and small business services and guidance individually or in a group setting, locally and on-line, as well as in classroom, workshops, trainings and retreat formats. Kristina provides a safe and confidential container for mindful awareness and open communication about your business and/or personal life using healthy living practices. Combining ancient meditative techniques in theory and application into our modern day world, she uses yogic practices working with you to apply your passion and love for what you do with others! She has years of education, experience and professionalism which mesh well, lending to her compassionate leadership skills, inspirational writings and group dynamism. All services are by appointment only >>>>>>>> COMPLIMENTARY initial consultation by phone.