Domestic abuse is more common than you might realize, even here in San Miguel County. It is not limited by geography, income, race or gender. According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence:

  • 8% of Colorado women and 30.5% of Colorado men experience intimate partner physical violence, intimate partner sexual violence and/or intimate partner stalking in their lives.
  • 32 Coloradans were killed by former or current intimate partners in 2018; almost 2/3 of those were killed using firearms.
  • 15% of homicides in Colorado were committed by intimate partners.
  • Approximately 233,000 Colorado women are stalked during their lifetimes.
  • Nationally, 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men in the United States have experienced some form of physical violence by an intimate partner.
  • On a typical day, local domestic violence hotlines receive approximately 19,159 calls, an average of approximately 13 calls every minute.
  • In 2018, domestic violence accounted for 20% of all violent crime in the U.S.

One of our incredible nurse practitioners, Emily McGough, spoke with KOTO Community Radio Telluride about this important topic recently. Click here to listen.

If you know someone, or if you are a victim of domestic violence or sexual assault, Telluride Regional Medical Center is a safe space for victims and survivors to find confidential medical care and support. Our Emergency Department team is trained to conduct sexual assault exams, and we can also help victims and survivors connect with other resources in the community.

For more information, please contact us at 970-728-3848. To reach an ER doctor after hours call: (970) 729-1089. We are open 24/7 for emergency care. In the event of a life threatening emergency, please call 9-1-1.