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. Radon Testing Encouraged to Ensure Healthy Homes

    (November 29, 2022) – As the winter season sets in and windows and doors remain closed, radon levels can increase in homes of all types due to decreased air circulation. Public Health encourages homeowners and renters alike to test for radon... Read on...
  2. Community Health Assessment Survey

    (November 15, 2022) – Last month, San Miguel County Public Health launched a community health assessment survey in collaboration with the West Central Public Health Partnership to determine the public health needs of the community. Read on...
  3. Seasonal Concerns for Respiratory Illnesses

    (November 2, 2022) – A notable increase in seasonal respiratory illnesses has been observed this fall, including a national increase in COVID cases. In particular, the CDPHE has reported an increase in Respiratory Syncytial Virus cases across the state... Read on...
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Helpful Documents

Public Health Improvement Plan