El Paso County Vaccine Distribution Update

El Paso County is currently focused on vaccinating priority populations in Phases 1A and 1B of Colorado's COVID-19 phased vaccine distribution plan.

Phase 1A includes high-risk health care workers and individuals. Phase 1B includes everyone age 70 and older and other specific categories. To learn more about the phases of vaccine distribution, visit the El Paso County Public Health vaccine web page.

Click here if you are a person age 70 and older and seeking information about vaccines.

Watch the Data Dashboard page at elpasocountyhealth.org for more information and please continue to practice prevention measures.

Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP)

Children's Health

Notice: We are currently serving clients and taking new referrals.  Please call 719-578-3199, Option 7 to make an appointment.

Public Health nurses provide home visits that improve the health, well-being and self-sufficiency of low-income, first-time parents and their children in El Paso and Teller counties. Home visits begin with women during pregnancy and continue until their child is 2 years old.

  • NFP is free to all women who are eligible for Medicaid and WIC and meet other income requirements.
  • Our program is based on a national program that has produced measurable positive results.
  • Learn more by watching this video.
  • Specially trained nurses provide routine home visits and assist with:
    • Healthy pregnancies and healthy babies
    • Parenting skills
    • Strong support network for new/expecting moms and their babies
    • Family goal setting and achievement
    • Referrals for community resources

How Do Mothers Enroll in NFP?

  • Participation is voluntary.
  • Women can be referred by community sources, including school nurses or counselors, obstetricians' offices, family planning clinics, health clinics and programs serving low-income women.
  • Self-referrals and referrals by friends also are accepted.

Appointments required