Masks and face coverings
Public Health strongly recommends wearing a mask in public indoor settings — regardless of vaccination status — in alignment with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommendations.
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.
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.
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.