National Formula Shortage

The national shortage of baby and toddler formula has been challenging for parents of babies and children who rely on formula. EPCPH is closely monitoring the situation and working with federal, state, local and community partners to ensure families have the information they need regarding options during the national formula shortage. 

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Be an advocate for youth in honor of National Mental Health Awareness Month

During National Mental Health Awareness Month in May, Public Health wants to emphasize the ways everyone can be an advocate for strong mental health for our county’s youth. The Youth Suicide Prevention Workgroup, convened by El Paso County Public Health, partners with many community allies to improve awareness, resources and strategies for youth mental health in our community.

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Protect yourself from rabies

With the spring season upon us, El Paso County Public Health (EPCPH) encourages residents to take steps to protect themselves and their pets from rabies, which is more common during the spring and summer months.

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Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

El Paso County is vaccinating people age 5 and older.

Vacunas disponibles para mayores de 5 años.








Questions about COVID-19?

If you are in El Paso County and have non-urgent questions about COVID-19, please call the El Paso County Public Health call center at 719-575-8888. Hours are Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

If you have general questions about COVID-19, call CO HELP at 303-389-1687 or 1-877-462-2911. You can also email [email protected] for answers in English and Spanish (Español), Mandarin (普通话), and more.

American Sign Language COVID-19 Hotline visit

To provide assistance, or to file a complaint about a violation of a public health order, call 719-578-3167.

2-1-1: When people call 2-1-1, they will be prompted by an automated system to select a vaccine provider from a list of options. They will then be transferred to that provider. Callers also will have the option to speak with one of 2-1-1’s trained call takers, who will be able to answer general questions about the vaccine. For specific medical advice, community members are asked to call their primary care physician.

2-1-1 is a free, confidential, multilingual referral hotline staffed by trained information specialists from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

For free, confidential, professional and immediate 24/7 support for any mental health, substance use or emotional concern, call 1-844-493-TALK (8255) or text TALK to 38255 to speak to a trained professional.