Chaffee Community Health Mobile Clinic is in operation – by Hannah Harn
For the past two months, Chaffee County Public Health (CCPH) has operated its new mobile health clinic, which it calls the Chaffee Community Clinic (CCC), in both Salida and Buena Vista. This healthcare opportunity is completely free and no reservations or IDs are required.
According to CCPH Special Projects Coordinator Mike Orrill, the purpose of the CCC is to serve those who often have difficulty accessing affordable health care.
The clinic provides basic medical, dental and harm reduction services, resource navigation and referrals to area medical, dental and mental health providers.
This mobile clinic does not compete with other providers; rather, it is intended to work in partnership for better access to services for those without a connection to a clinic and the uninsured.
- Salida Clinic: Mondays, 12 p.m. to 4 p.m., the health trailer is parked at Salida United Methodist Church, 228 East Fourth Street
- Buena Vista Clinic: Tuesdays, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., the CCPH health trailer is parked at the BV Community Center, 715 Main Street East.
CCPH notes in particular that the CCC’s mobile clinic has a new location and new operating hours in Buena Vista.
Feature Image: Chaffee County Public Health (CCPH) new mobile health caravan and clinic open to all in need at Salida United Methodist Church, 228 East Fourth Street. Photo by Merrell Bergin