Residents who receive their water from a private well in this specific area of Widefield, Security, and Fountain should consider testing their well water for Perfluorinated Compounds (PFCs). PFCs have recently been detected in this area through sampling by the EPA. For more information call (719) 575-8602.

As warm weather approaches and people begin cleaning sheds, barns and other types of storage buildings, take precautions to prevent exposure to Hantavirus. Avoid contact with rodents and inhaling dust that might be contaminated with rodent saliva, urine, or droppings. 

Click here to learn about Zika virus symptoms, transmission, and prevention.

Norovirus is a very contagious virus that can infect anyone. You can prevent norovirus by washing your hands, cleaning surfaces that touch food, and staying home when you are sick! 

It's not too late to get a flu vaccine! Book your appointment today. 


El Paso County Public Health is partnering with the El Paso County Food Safety Advisory Group to recognize licensed retail food service establishments in El Paso County which consistently maintain superior food safety practices.

A new website offers an interactive experience for teaching skills people can use to cope with psychological trauma. Although not intended to replace professional counseling, it can be a useful self-help tool to learn about trauma. 

The most common symptoms of Carbon Monoxide (CO) poisoning are headache, dizziness, weakness, upset stomach, vomiting, chest pain, and confusion. CO symptoms are often described as “flu-like.” Remember that CO poisoning can't be seen, smelled, or heard.

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

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.