Public Health

Public Health


Public Health is the branch of medicine concerned with the prevention and control of disease and the promotion of physical and mental health of individuals, families and the community.

Public Health serves all persons in Alamosa County with traditional public health services such as communicable disease investigation and disease prevention activities.

Emily Brown, MPH, CPH, serves as the Interim Director of Alamosa County Public Health Department under the governance of the Board of Commissioners.

Ph. (719) 589-6639
8900 A-B Independence Way
Alamosa, Colorado 81101
Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
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Alamosa County Public Health is now scheduling appointments for COVID-19 vaccines by calling our office at (719) 589-6639. Please leave a message if you don't reach someone, and we will call you back.

Current clinics are on Tuesdays from 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. and Fridays from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. by appointment only.  We can schedule anyone "above the line" in Phase 1, which includes Alamosa County residents age 70 and older as well as high- and moderate- risk healthcare workers and responders. 


The current public health order for Alamosa County is Governor Polis' Safer-at-Home order. The county is open to the public with regular hours from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. All county employees are required to wear masks and we ask that the public do so as well. Strict social distancing is required and signs and floor markings are displayed throughout our buildings to help maintain a minimum six foot separation. We thank you for your patience and cooperation during this time.

 

 

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Services

  • Communicable Disease Prevention
  • Emergency Preparedeness
  • Environmental Health
  • HCP
  • Health Fair
  • Home Health
  • Immunizations
  • Options for Long-term Care
  • Partnership for Health Teen Sexuality
  • Public Health Planning
  • Substance Abuse Prevention
  • Women's Health

Local Health Contacts

        Hospital

San Luis Valley Health 106 Blanca Alamosa, CO, 81101 (719) 589-2511

        Clinics
  • SLVRMC Physician Services: 106 Blanca Alamosa, CO, 81101, (719) 589-3000
  • Valley Wide Health Systems
  • Sierra Blanca Medical Center
  • Convenient Care Community Clinic
  • Alamosa Family Medical Clinic: 106 Blanca 1131 Main St. 1710 First St. Alamosa, CO, 81101, (719) 589-3658 or (719) 589-2562 or (719) 589-3658
  • Rock Creek Family Medicine: 77 Adcock Place Alamosa, CO, 81101 (719) 589-2370
        Mammograms

San Luis Valley Regional Medical Center 106 Blanca Alamosa, CO. 81101 (719) 589-3000

        Mental Health

San Luis Valley Behavioral Health Center 8745 Rd. 9 South Alamosa, CO. 81101 (719) 589-3671

        Pharmacies
  • City Market (719) 589-6656
  • Genoa Healthcare: (719) 937-4750
  • Safeway (719) 589-3076
  • Walgreens (719) 589-3165
  • Walmart (719) 589-9021

Health Tips

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