Free cardiovascular screenings on Valentine’s Day top list of 4 programs offered by Northwest Colorado Health    |

Free cardiovascular screenings on Valentine’s Day top list of 4 programs offered by Northwest Colorado Health   

Craig Press staff report

In recognition of American Heart Month, Northwest Colorado Health is offering free, drop-in cardiovascular screenings from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesday, Feb 14, at 745 Russell Street. Screenings include blood pressure and blood glucose checks, cholesterol panel, BMI and information about how to reduce the risk of heart disease based on screening results. Cardiovascular screenings also are available by appointment.

For more information and to schedule an appointment, call 970-870-4103.

Wellness Wednesday program offered weekly for seniors

Wellness Wednesday is a day of activities and health services for older adults. Activities include exercise classes, foot care, senior wellness checks, lunch, guest speakers and pinochle every Wednesday at Saint Michael Catholic Church, 678 School Street. The program is offered by Northwest Colorado Health’s Aging Well program. Suggested donations or fees apply to some activities and services, but no one is turned away due to inability to pay.

To see a full schedule of activities, visit or call 970-871-7676.

Team challenge Northwest Colorado Health Weigh continues

Weigh and Win is a free community program aimed at reducing obesity rates in Colorado. It provides cash incentives to individuals who reach their weight loss goals. Participants weigh in every 90 days at a kiosk located in the lobby of Northwest Colorado Health, 745 Russell Street. The kiosk is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Participants can receive daily emails or texts with tips about nutrition, exercise and overcoming barriers. A Weigh and Win Team Challenge is underway through April 30 and encourages groups of four to eight people to pool their efforts and compete for prizes. Enroll in Weigh and Win at the kiosk or at

For more information, visit

Travel immunizations available at Northwest Colorado Health

Travel immunizations and health recommendations and precautions for international destinations are available via a consultation with a public health nurse at Northwest Colorado Health in Steamboat Springs, 940 Central Park Drive, Suite 101.

Appointments are available between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Mondays and Tuesdays. Appointments for a travel consultation and vaccinations may be made up to one week prior to travel, though it’s recommended appointments be made at least one month before travel.

Yellow fever vaccine, recommended or required for travel to some areas of South America and Africa, is temporarily unavailable in Moffat and Routt counties.

To make an appointment, call 970-871-7328.