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. Monkeypox Vaccines Available Tomorrow through CDPHE Vaccine Bus

    (September 21, 2022) – Last week, the CDPHE expanded monkeypox vaccination criteria to provide protection to Coloradans before they have high-risk exposures to monkeypox. Read on...
  2. Public Health to host flu vaccine clinics beginning September 22

    (September 13, 2022) – While seasonal influenza (flu) viruses are detected year-round in the United States, flu infections are most common during the fall and winter. October historically marks the beginning of flu season according to the CDC. Read on...
  3. Public Health and County Medical Centers Align with Updated CDC COVID Guidance

    (September 9, 2022) – Last month, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated guidance surrounding quarantine and isolation for all individuals exposed to COVID-19, regardless of their vaccination status. Read on...
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Public Health Improvement Plan