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Chaffee County Public Health (CCPH) will be offering free A1C testing at its upcoming Chaffee Community Clinic (CCC) events on Monday, November 14 in Salida and Tuesday, November 15 in Buena Vista.

The A1C test—also known as the hemoglobin A1C or HbA1c test—is a simple blood test that measures average blood sugar levels over the past three months. It is one of the commonly used tests to diagnose pre-diabetes and diabetes and is also the main test to help someone and their health care team manage one’s diabetes.

CCPH staff will make the appropriate referrals to diabetes prevention and early intervention programming depending on A1C results.  Appointments are limited for these “pop-up” events, and registration is required.  To access the scheduler, see the links below.

If demand is more than CCPH has space for on November 14 and 15, CCPH will consider offering more of these in the near future.  Regularly scheduled diabetes prevention screening appointments can be made by calling CCPH’s office at 719-539-4510.

Chaffee County Public Health (CCPH) new mobile health trailer and clinic open to all in need at Salida’s United Methodist Church, 228 East Fourth Street. Merrell Bergin photo

Salida Clinic Location: 
Methodist Church
228 East 4th St.
To make an appointment for A1C testing in Salida: 

Buena Vista Clinic Location: 
Community Center
715 East Main St.
To make an appointment for A1C testing in
Buena Vista:  

To learn more about CCPH’s Chaffee Community Clinic, go to: