Breastfeeding education improves health for moms and babies

August 15, 2019

Helping our community make healthy lifestyle choices is not only for the adults in Estes Park. At the Estes Park Health Birth Center, we help the newest members to our community – 91 in 2018 – start their healthy life journey out right. Our exceptional Birth Center staff includes: Board Certified OB/GYN physician Dr. Martin Koschnitzke, Board Certified Pediatricians Dr….

Back to School Backpack Safety

August 8, 2019

Backpacks should not weigh more than 10 – 15% of a child’s body weight! The Back to School backpack is a very emotional decision for kids. It should also be a well thought out decision by parents. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission shared that annual backpack related injuries send 5,000 children to the Emergency Department and more than 14,000…

2018 Annual Report

August 2, 2019

Know the Signs of Altitude Sickness

July 30, 2019

We love welcoming our visitors to the most beautiful place in the world, and we want everyone to enjoy their trip and stay safe. So, Estes Park Health wants to remind you that Altitude Sickness is real and can potentially be very dangerous. During a quick trip around the town of Estes Park, you will notice that there are license…

Schedule Your Well-Child Visit

July 30, 2019

It seems like summer just arrived, and yet, the start of the new school year is just around the corner. Estes Park Health Pediatricians, Dr. Mark Wiesner and Dr. Patti Aldridge, encourage parents to get well-child visits scheduled before kids start sports or head back to school. If your child plays a sport, there may be an opportunity to get…

Walk-in Appointments are Available

July 17, 2019

Summer is a very busy time at Estes Park Health with the return of our summer residents and many visitors. Estes Park Health has implemented many positive changes in the Physician Clinic (formerly Estes Park Medical Group) to create greater access to care for our diverse community’s health care needs. What is the availability of same day and walk-in appointments…

Estes Park Health Urgent Care Center

July 12, 2019

Anticipated Opening is February/March 2020 You may have noticed the huge hole in the ground across from the Safeway Gas Station on Steamer Drive. That building project is the future home of Alarado Business Park. Estes Park Health will be leasing space on the first floor of the building for the new Urgent Care Center Service Line. “Our goal at…

Why a Critical Access Hospital?

June 28, 2019

What does it mean to be a Critical Access Hospital During the May Estes Park Health Board meeting, Chief Financial Officer, Tim Cashman, presented on what it means for Estes Park Health to be a Critical Access Hospital (CAH) in the current healthcare realm. Community members who were present at the meeting and heard Mr. Cashman’s presentation, felt like this…

New! Medication Take-Back Station

June 10, 2019

Located on the First Floor in the Physician Clinic Waiting Room. Take back hours are: Monday – Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 12 noon. Please use your medications safely: Use medications only as directed Ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice Only take medications prescribed to you Don’t share with others! Learn…

Not paying the ransom would have cost much more

June 7, 2019

Since relaying that the insurance company negotiated and paid the ransom for keys to unlock crucial computer data, the question has arisen as to why the decision was made to have the insurance company pay.  The decision, while weighty, was quite simple.  In the news recently are tales of businesses that chose not to negotiate with the ransomware attackers, and…