Letter to the Editor

The Cripple Creek-Victor Mountain Health Center and School District are very grateful for the amazing support that the Cripple Creek Elk’s Lodge BPOE #316 and The Elk’s National Foundation have given to our students with grants that they have written. The Elk’s presented another grant in December 2015 for $2,500 to support health needs of all children in the Cripple Creek-Victor Mountain Health Center, School Based Health Center (SBHC). This is the fourth year that the Elk’s have assisted with the wellbeing of many students. This grant funding is used for medications (i.e. antibiotics, asthma inhalers, eye medications, etc.), dental needs for children, and x-rays, to name a few. We are extremely privileged to live in a community that supports our children in such incredible ways! Thank you Cripple Creek Elk’s Lodge BPOE #316 and The Elk’s National Foundation for helping our students stay healthy and in school.

There are some new services, as well as some continuation of services, being provided in the Cripple Creek-Victor Mountain Health Center, as Peak Vista Community Health Centers is no longer providing physical health care at our site. Teller County Public Health is providing both immunizations and Confidential Health Services to our students. Please call them at (719) 687-6416 to schedule an appointment. Community Partnerships is providing enrollment services for Medicaid and CHP+, assistance with Energy Outreach Colorado and LEAP Applications. You may contact Chandra at for an appointment at 719.686.0705 or chandra@cpteller.org, and she is on-site on Wednesday’s. Peak Vista is providing enrollment services once a month on Monday’s. Continuing services are with Doug Randolph with Therapyworks and AspenPointe Behavioral Health who both provide individual, family and group counseling for our students on-site.

Laureen Murray, RN, BSN
Cripple Creek-Victor Mountain Health Center Coordinator
Cripple Creek-Victor Contract School Nurse
Cripple Creek-Victor District Behavioral Health Coordinator
(719) 286-1100 x 397