El Paso County Public Health will close at 3 p.m. November 25. All offices will be CLOSED November 26 and 27 for Thanksgiving. 

As families and friends gather to share and enjoy special meals this holiday season, it is an important time to follow food safety steps that can prevent foodborne illness. Prevent the spread of foodborne illness this holiday season with these four simple steps: clean, separate, cook, and chill.

Escherichia coli (E. coli) bacteria normally live in the intestines of people and animals. Most E. coli are harmless and are an important part of a healthy intestinal tract. However, some E. coli can cause illness. Stay up to date on recent E.coli outbreaks here.

El Paso County septic system records are now available online 24/7. Visit

El Paso County Public Health’s Immunization Clinic has flu vaccine available. Prices vary depending on insurance coverage and type of vaccine product (flu mist or injectible). Appointments are encouraged; to make an appointment or to inquire about prices, call (719) 578-3199. 


This free classroom course is designed to provide an overview of the Rules & Regulations Governing Schools in the State of Colorado. This course is intended for El Paso County school and district staff and will focus primarily on the high hazard areas of the school, including science laboratories, art rooms, and vocational programs. Space is limited, sign up today! For more information click here. 

The 2014 Annual Report is a glimpse into our team’s work in the community in 2014, and highlights how our staff, community partners, and Board of Health members work to prevent disease and promote health and safety for El Paso County citizens.

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment provides an Air Quality Index that reports the daily level of air pollution on an hourly basis. The ranges are good, moderate, unhealthy for sensitive groups, unhealthy, very unhealthy, and hazardous. Check the Index to monitor air quality, and take precautions if needed.

El Paso County Public Health is urging residents to keep pets up to date on rabies vaccination after seeing an increase in reports of pets being exposed to bats or other rabid animals.

About El Paso County Public Health

About El Paso County Public Health

Our mission is to promote and protect public health and environmental quality in the community through people, prevention and partnerships. El Paso County Public Health is based in Colorado Springs, Colorado and serves the estimated 622,263 residents of El Paso County and visitors. El Paso County includes the cities and towns of Colorado Springs, Manitou Springs, Calhan, Fountain, Green Mountain Falls, Monument, Palmer Lake and Ramah. The median age of El Paso County residents, according to the 2010 Census Bureau, was 34. Seventy-two percent of residents are white, 15 percent are Hispanic, 5.8 percent are black, and 7.3 percent are other race and ethnicities.