Organization Name: Chaffee County Public Health
“A nurse in the home helping your family achieve a healthy start.”  Healthy Start is a service provided to families in Chaffee County. Through this program we serve new families (birth through 12 months) regardless of income and number of children. We feel we have something to offer every family, regardless if it is their first or fifth child. The nurse home visitor meets with the family in their home on an average of 10 times (twice prenatally, within the first week of the infant’s life, 2 weeks, 6 weeks, 10-12 weeks, 4 months, 6 months, 9 months, and 1 year). We can schedule additional appointments with the family as needed. The services in this program include:
  • breastfeeding education and support
  • what to expect in the early days
  • safe sleep
  • depression screening and referral
  • Bright Beginnings
  • normal newborn behavior
  • developmental milestones
  • car seat inspections
  • Cavity Free at 3
  • community resources
  • nutrition
  • exercise
  • birth control
  • immunizations
  • infant safety
  • tobacco cessation education
  • assistance and solid food introduction among many other topics.
  • To enroll contact Cassondra at 530-2562 or
Phone of organization: 719-539-4510
Hours of Operation: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Monday - Friday
Contact person: Cassandra Franco
Phone of Contact Person: 719-530-2562
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Physical address: 448 East 1st Street, Suite 137 Salida, CO 81201
Mailing address: 448 East 1st Street, Suite 137 Salida, CO 81201