Community Health Services

Community Health Services is committed to removing barriers and understanding their causes for individuals who may be experiencing health outcomes linked to social, economic and/or environmental disadvantages. CHS serves everyone including low-income uninsured, underinsured.

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General Information

General
Official Name
Community Health Services​​​​​​​
DBA/Trade Name(s)
N/A
Former Name(s)
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Acronym
-
Date Established
1971
Offers Additional Colorado State Tax Credit
None
Tax ID
84-0609057
Addresses
Headquarters Address

ASPEN, CO 81611
Colorado Location

Aspen , CO
Mailing Address
0405 Castle Creek Road, Suite 201
ASPEN, CO 81611
Other Address
N/A
Phone/Fax
Main Phone Number
970-920-5420
Voice Calls and Text Message Accepted
Fax Number
N/A
Other Phone Number
N/A
Web/Email
Email
chs@aspencommunityhealth.org
Website
aspencommunityhealth.org/
Social Media Links
   

Mission Statement

To promote health equity through the delivery of high quality, affordable preventive health services for everyone in the community with inclusiveness, respect and compassion.

Organization History

Community Health Services was incorporated in 1971 as a nonprofit called Aspen Valley Visiting Nurses Association. Over the years, CHS acquired contracts with the Colorado Department of Public Health to provide public health nursing services. In the early 80's CHS began offering prenatal care for women with Medicaid or Emergency Medicaid to prevent the high occurrence of women showing up to the emergency room with no prenatal care. Today, we partner with All Valley Women's Care, Aspen Valley Hospital and Eagle County Public Health to offer this program for expectant mothers. In 2009, CHS contracted with Pitkin County to be the Local Public Health agency, performing all of the state mandated core public health services. In 2017, Pitkin County formed an internal public health department to shift from direct service toward population health efforts. Today, Community Health Services contracts with Pitkin County to provide direct services for family planning, immunizations and tuberculosis on behalf of Pitkin County, focusing on low-income and uninsured populations. The prenatal, cancer prevention and dental programs are funded by local partners, foundations and the Pitkin County Healthy Community Fund.

Testimonials

When people who have more control over their childbearing and reproductive health have more control over their lives. Programs like Title X support girls and women to unlock economic advancement, educational opportunities and reclaim better health for themselves. When women receive adequate education about their health, they are better able to make informed decisions that will positively affect their future. Sexual education programs equip women and men with knowledge that is crucial for reducing infant mortality, STIs, and unwanted pregnancies.

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