Prevention and Health Promotion

The Department of Public Health promotes and protects the health of people and the communities where they live, learn, work and play. This includes maternal/child health services, prevention of child fatalities, immunizations, the WIC program, and other public health services. Along with these services, we develop emergency preparedness responses and track communicable diseases and zoonotic diseases, including West Nile, Hantavirus, Plague, and Rabies.


San Miguel County's coronavirus information page contains information for residents, visitors and businesses, as well as local statistics, restrictions, and testing information.

Colorado Health Emergency Line for the Public (COHELP) is activated and can provide callers with the latest public health information regarding COVID-19.  

COHELP can be reached at 1-877-462-2911 or 303-389-1687. 

  1. Public Health Welcomes New Team Members

    (October 14, 2021) – San Miguel County Public Health is excited to welcome two new team members including Contact Tracing Supervisor Hannah Max and Community Outreach Specialist Andres Jacinto. Read on...
  2. At-Home COVID Testing Protocol

    (October 12, 2021) – With the availability of over-the-counter COVID tests growing, many people are opting to test at home for reasons ranging from travel, to convenience, to urgency if they are feeling ill. Read on...
  3. Public Health Flu Shot Clinics Begin

    (October 7, 2021) – San Miguel County, CO --- With the arrival of influenza (flu) season, San Miguel County Public Health will begin administering flu vaccines free of charge at weekly clinics throughout the month of October. Read on...
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Helpful Documents

Public Health Improvement Plan