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RBC | County health offices in Meeker and Rangely see clients for the purpose of assuring healthcare maintenance, screenings, birth control availability, STD prevention and treatment for all women and adolescents with the ability to conceive. Male services, as applicable, are also available through this agency including vasectomies performed by participating physicians.
Rio Blanco County Department of Public Health and Environment is unique in that this agency does not do physical exams on site. All education, height, weight, blood pressure, hemoglobin, pregnancy testing and birth control methods are done by our nursing staff. The physical exams are done with the medical provider of their choice. The Rangely providers are Columbine Medical Associates and Rangely Family Medicine. In Meeker, the provider is Meeker Family Health Center.
Once all paperwork is completed, history is reviewed and vitals are documented in the chart, the client will then go to the medical provider for their exam. The provider completes documentation of the visit and provides prescriptions and/or referrals to the client.
The client then returns to the agency with his or her charts to pick up any needed supplies and receive instructions on birth control methods, risks, benefits, side effects and correct usage.
Problem visits are seen by the physicians as well, when the appointments are made through our staff.
The cost for services is based on the client’s ability to pay according to income and family size. Free services are provided to clients whose income falls below the current federal poverty guidelines.
For other services provided by Rio Blanco County Department of Health and Environment please call the Rangely office at 878-9525 or the Meeker office at 878-9520.