El Paso County Public Health encourages residents to take steps to protect themselves, pets, and livestock from rabies. Simple precautions such as staying away from wild or stray animals and vaccinating your pets can help protect you from rabies. There have been 12 confirmed cases of rabies in El Paso County in 2017.

On June 16, 2017, El Paso County Public Health participated in a full-scale, statewide Public Health Emergency Response Event to test the community’s response procedures during a health crisis. Over fifty community partners participated, including local, regional, state, federal public and private partners, volunteer organizations and the general public. 

A wild rabbit found in northeast Colorado Springs has tested positive for tularemia. Public Health is urging residents to remain cautious around wild animals. 

The El Paso County Public Health 2016 Annual Report is now available! This report provides a glimpse into our work to prevent disease and promote health and safety throughout El Paso County in 2016.

Effective January 1, 2017, the Citizens Service Center, 1675 W. Garden of the Gods Rd., and Centennial Hall, 200 S. Cascade Ave., will be tobacco free environments for all employees and visitors. For those interested in quitting tobacco use, the Colorado QuitLine is accessible via phone at 1-800-784-8669 or online at www.coquitline.org


El Paso County Public Health is now accepting Tricare and is able to bill certain insurance providers for the vaccinations you receive at our Adult & Child Immunization clinic. Click here for a list of participating providers.

Body art facilities and retail food establishments can now pay their 2017 license renewal online through the El Paso County Public Health website.

PFCs are a family of human-made chemicals that do not occur naturally in the environment. These compounds are found in firefighting foams, coating additives and surface protection products for carpets and clothing, and other common commercial products. In Colorado, only the Security/Widefield/Fountain area detected PFCs.

Help us improve our Tobacco Targets Youth campaign by taking a short 10 minute survey. All participants will be entered to win a $50 gift card!

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.