Childhood immunizations and adult immunizations available every Tuesday afternoon, for insured,
uninsured and cash pay. COVID vaccines available Friday mornings 8:30-12:00
- Tobacco Cessation
By preventing tobacco use and helping tobacco users quit, Americans of all ages can improve their health and quality of life. People who stop smoking greatly reduce their risk of disease and premature death. Benefits are greater for people who stop at earlier ages, but quitting tobacco use is beneficial at any age (HealthyPeople2020).
Alamosa County Public Health offers information and referrals to the Colorado QuitLine as well as other cessation resources.
- Baby and Me Tobacco Free
There are 4,000 chemicals in cigarettes, 43 of them are CANCER-CAUSING agents. Your unborn baby receives those poisons every time you smoke.
If you are currently pregnant and smoking or just recently quit smoking and pregnant, you are eligible for the Baby & Me Tobacco Free Program. There are no income requirements.
Pregnancy is the perfect time to quit smoking. When you avoid tobacco you:
- DECREASE your risk of a miscarriage
- HELP baby’s lungs grow strong
- IMPROVE baby’s overall health
- HELP to ensure your baby is born on time and not born prematurely
- IMPROVE your baby’s birth weight
- LIVE LONGER, HEALTHIER, AND HAPPIER WITH YOUR BABY
As you successfully complete the program requirements, you can receive monthly diaper vouchers as a reward for remaining smoke free for baby’s first year.
TRY US OUT! THIS IS AN AWARD WINNING PROGRAM THAT REALLY WORKS.
Made possible by grants from the Colorado Health Foundation and Rocky Mountain Health Plans.
Contact the Alamosa County Public Health Department for more details (719) 587-5191.
- HCP for Children with Special Needs
HCP is a program for children and youth with special health care needs, find out more here.
- Public Health Planning
Local public health agencies in Colorado follow the Colorado Health Assessment and
Planning System (CHAPS processes) to assess population and environmental health,
assess system-wide capacity, determine priority areas, and develop and implement
their public health improvement plans. Alamosa County Public Health, is partners
with Conejos, Costilla, Mineral, Rio Grande and Saguache public health agencies in
the San Luis Valley Public Health Partnership (SLVPHP). Read about Alamosa County
Public Health's SLVPHP’S current Public Health Plan here.
- Communicable Disease Prevention
Our Communicable Disease Prevention and Response Program offers:
- Education and information about communicable diseases
- Communicable disease investigation
- Measures to control the spread of communicable diseases.
- Tuberculosis (Tb testing)
- Every Tuesday 8:30-11:30 am
- Cost is $15.00
To report a communicable disease, please call (719) 589-6639 and speak to a
Public Health Nurse or Epidemiologist.
Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Learn more about TB from the CDC
- Partnerships for Health Teen Sexuality
Working in partnership to prevent teen pregnancy, STI’s and relationship violence. We
provide Sex Education in schools utilizing the FLASH curriculum.
For more information, contact us at 587-5187
- Substance Abuse Prevention
Alamosa County Public Health works collaboratively on Tobacco education,
prevention and cessation.
- Learn more about Vaping/E-cigarettes: https://www.tobaccofreeco.org/product-
- Are you interested in the difference between upstream (primary), secondary and tertiary prevention? Check out this short video
- Women's Health
Although, the Alamosa County Public Health Department does not provide direct Women’s Health Services we are happy to share the contact information for our Community Partners that do.
SLV Health: Women’s health services are offered at the Alamosa Regional Medical Center Clinic as well as Monte Vista, La Jara and Del Norte. Please call (719) 589-8028 to make an appointment.
Valley-Wide Health Systems: Valley Wide Health Systems family medical clinics serve patients throughout the San Luis Valley. Please call (719) 589-3658 to make an appointment.