Body Art Competency Exams will be held Jan. 17 and Jan. 23 at the Citizens Service Center.

Mission, Vision, Values


Our mission is to promote and protect public health and environmental quality in the community through people, prevention and partnerships.


Our vision is to provide the highest level of customer service and to be recognized as the healthiest county in the nation.


  • Integrity
  • Dedication
  • Positivity
  • Compassion
  • Professionalism

Strategic Plan

Review Public Health's 2012-2017 Strategic Plan. Please provide your feedback at [email protected].


El Paso County Public Health's organizational structure can be found here.


Public Health receives some of its funding from El Paso County. The majority of Public Health funding comes from state and federal grants/contracts for service. In addition, Public Health collects fees for licenses and permits, such as those associated with state-mandated inspections of retail food establishments.

  • History of Funding: Local and State Per Capita Funding


El Paso County Public Health was established in 1872 as a City Health Department, and then became an organized County Health Department in 1939. Public Health serves all residents and visitors of El Paso County, which includes the cities and towns of Colorado Springs, Manitou Springs, Calhan, Fountain, Green Mountain Falls, Monument, Palmer Lake and Ramah.


  • The members of the Board of Health govern Public Health through the establishment of policy, approval of budgets and appointment of the Public Health Director.
  • The nine members of the Board of Health serve as volunteers and are appointed by the El Paso County Board of County Commissioners.