Department of Public Health



Support the communities of San Miguel County to live better, longer.

Mission Statement

To protect and enhance the health of the people and environment of San Miguel County by identifying and equitably addressing existing and emerging public health needs.

Our 5-year Plan

Every five years, local public health agencies develop a Public Health Improvement Plan (PHIP). A PHIP is the product of a community health assessment, which integrates feedback from community members and various partners to understand current top health issues in each county. 

The regional PHIP that is currently in the works (2024-2029) is comprised of two priority areas:  Capacity Building and Behavioral Health, with a focus on health equity within each area. View our newest PHIP (2024-2029) here.

Schedule a Vaccine Appointment

Schedule a COVID Vaccine Appointment with SMCPH

San Miguel County Public Health acknowledges that long-standing systemic racism, including economic and environmental injustice, has created conditions that negatively affect marginalized communities, particularly people of color. These conditions, which limit opportunities for optimal health and influence individual behaviors, are critical predictors of health outcomes. To realize a future where all Coloradans can thrive, we must be leaders in undoing policies and practices that have contributed to these inequities. Learn more about Colorado's Health Equity work from the Office of Healthy Equity.

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    Mental Health Week for Latino community

    San Miguel County Public Health Department announces four days of activities beginning Saturday, December 9 that focuses on mental health awareness for the Latino community. Read on...
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    Public Health now carries RSV vaccine

    San Miguel County’s Public Health Department has announced that it is now carrying the Abrysvo RSV vaccine. The Respiratory Syncytial Virus vaccine is available to anyone 60 years and older or pregnant individuals at 32 to 36 weeks of gestational age. Read on...
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    Gear Up for Respiratory Season!

    With cooler weather, the fall and winter seasons usually mean more respiratory illnesses. San Miguel County Public Health reminds county residents of best practices for Covid prevention and is providing an update on fall vaccines. Read on...
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