Contact Tracing Update

El Paso County Public Health is currently experiencing a high volume of cases and may not be able to complete contact tracing for all positive COVID-19 cases.
If you test positive for COVID-19, you may be contacted for a phone interview or receive a text message to complete an online survey. Individuals who are infectious with COVID-19 are required to isolate. El Paso County Public Health recommends that they reach out to their close contacts.

                                                                                                 You can find more information about next steps here.

Mission, Vision, Values


Our mission is to promote and protect public health and environmental quality across El Paso County through people, prevention and partnerships.


Our vision is for all El Paso County residents to live in thriving communities where every person has the opportunity to achieve optimal health.


  • Integrity
  • Service Excellence
  • Collaboration
  • Innovation
  • Data-Driven
  • Respect

Strategic Plan

Review Public Health's 2018-2022 Strategic Plan. Please provide your feedback at [email protected].

View El Paso County Public Health's 2018- 2022 Workforce Development Plan


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.