SITE HIGHLIGHTS

BOARD STATEMENT OF RACE AND HEALTH EQUITY

Pueblo County Medical Society (PCMS) was founded in 1881. From the beginning, the founders of PCMS encouraged its members to be involved in all aspects of community life, advocated for healing the sick and wounded, and promoted the advancement of health and social equity throughout Pueblo, Colo. Early in our history, female doctors and physicians from minority communities joined our society, held prominent positions on our board of directors, and some ascended to our presidency.  PCMS members and staff have contributed countless hours to promoting and advancing the art and science of medicine both locally and in surrounding areas. Our society currently serves over 320 physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants through educational, advocacy, and networking events.

2019 NOVEL CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)

Providing information and updates about COVID-19 for healthcare providers and the community

Build A Kit
After an emergency, you may need to survive on your own for several days. Being prepared means having your own food, water and other supplies to last for several days. A disaster supplies kit is a collection of basic items your household may need in the event of an emergency. Click here for more details. 

Symptomatic Individuals Encouraged to do Pilot COVID-19 Symptom Tracker Survey
The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment offers a short survey designed to track symptoms of COVID-19, even among those who are unable or do not need to get a test. The data collected in the survey cannot replace official case data confirmed in testing, but it may help public health officials track early warning signs that an outbreak could be imminent in each area or region. The symptom tracker is on the “Do you have symptoms?” webpage on the COVID-19 website here.

Pueblo County’s Drive-Thru COVID-19 Testing Site Extended Through June
Open Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday 9am-3pm
Pueblo County’s free COVID-19 drive-thru testing at the Colorado State Fairgrounds is extended through June on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. to test anyone with symptoms of COVID-19 (body aches, loss of sense of taste or smell, cough, difficulty breathing, fever over 100.4 degrees, chills, headache, sore throat and muscle pain) and certain groups of asymptomatic people.

The testing site at the Colorado State Fairgrounds (enter through Gate 4 off Mesa Avenue and Gaylord Avenue) is drive-thru only and individuals must be inside an enclosed vehicle for safety. No walk-ups or motorcycles are allowed through the testing site. The site is open to neighboring counties. Everybody being tested must be able to administer the test to themselves. The first 250 individuals each day will have access to drive-up testing. No physician order is required, and all testing is free.

View a video of the COVID-19 Self-Swabbing Test https://youtu.be/vsQVxsQY3jc

GUIDELINES FOR OPENING UP AMERICA AGAIN

President Trump has unveiled Guidelines for Opening Up America Again, a three-phased approach based on the advice of public health experts. These steps will help state and local officials when reopening their economies, getting people back to work, and continuing to protect American lives.

HEALTH PROVIDERS TELEMEDICINE & VIDEO CONFERENCING SERVICES
Information on PCMS member physician practices offering physician-to-physician phone consultations, and available for consultations with their patients via telemedicine evaluations

SNOCAP COVID Survey 2 - Results & Resources
Report on what Colorado Primary Care Practices are experiencing with COVID-19. This report was created from the data received from 38 responses to the SNOCAP/PIPCO survey between April 3-13, 2020

Colorado Covid-19 IRT Requests Medical Volunteers 
Urgent message for the medical community by Dr. Josh Emdur, DO, medical director for the IRT setup by Gov. Polis

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Click here for Pueblo County Medical Society's information and updates about COVID-19 for healthcare providers and the community.

Pueblo’s COVID-19 hotline remains open at 719-583-4444, as well as Colorado’s CO-HELP 877-462-2911.

Click
here for the CDC fact sheet if you get sick with or suspect you are infected with the virus that causes COVID-19, which could help to prevent the disease from spreading to people in your home and community. 


Please continue to get information from reliable sources at Pueblo Department of Public Health and Environment.

The website created by the Pueblo County Sheriff’s Emergency Services continues to be updated with Pueblo City and County information: www.puebloemergency.info.

For information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention click on cdc.gov

Guide for all Business by Pueblo’s Business Economic Recovery Team Resource 
Pueblo’s Business Economic Recovery Team (Pueblo BERT) has created a guidance book for small businesses connecting them to resources in response to COVID-19. This document can be found here.


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PCMS is Opposing So-Called "Marijuana Lounges"

On May 29, 2019, Governor Polis signed into law House Bill 19-1230 which allows public marijuana consumption. The new law allows, but does not require, Colorado municipalities and counties to allow certain kinds of public use. This means that Pueblo now has the opportunity to prioritize the health of its citizens over allowing the cannabis industry to profit in the face of adversely affecting the health of Puebloans. Click here for more information. 

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PIONEERS OF THE SOCIETY

In his book, A Brief Scan of the Minutes of the Pueblo County Medical Society, historian, Dr. Harvey Phelps, MD, stated, "The knowledge of good work should be preserved and extended." How true this is, especially when it relates to the pioneer physicians of Pueblo County Medical Society. 

Take a moment to watch our video: Pioneers: Pueblo County Medical Society, 1881-1929