Mask Up and Do MORE in Garfield CountyIn an effort to remind visitors and residents how we can all help reverse the current trendline and start to lower the number of COVID cases in Garfield County, Public Health launches the Do MORE in Garfield County campaign.
The campaign features summer messages to be used by community businesses and organizations to help spread basic public health measures needed in the community and voices from across our community from our physicians, to local business owners, church leaders, elected officials, essential workers, and community members are sharing why they mask up.
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Air quality advisories
Wildfires burning in western Colorado are affecting the air quality in Garfield County. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) is issuing advisories when the smoke creates a risk for residents, especially those with respiratory illness, heart disease and the very young and elderly.
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Oversight of wastewater systems
Regulation of on-site wastewater treatment systems (OWTS) has transferred from Garfield County Community Development to the county’s public health department. During the transition, applicants may experience slight processing delays.
Hepatitis A outbreak
Garfield County Public Health has increased vaccination and educational outreach efforts in response to Colorado’s hepatitis A outbreak. For more information, contact Public Health at 970-945-6614.
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The Garfield County Consumer Protection Division is working to provide education on the federal regulations that differentiate service and emotional support animals.
2018 annual report
The 2018 Garfield County Public Health annual report is now available, and features an overview of the projects and successes of the department over the past year.
For more information and questions about Colorado’s new food code and the major changes that go into effect January 1, 2019
Public Health Improvement Plan
Garfield County Public Health Department has developed a five-year plan to provide a framework for expansion as well as focus on the county’s public health needs. The plan was developed with the Colorado Health Assessment and Planning Systems and the assistance of multiple stakeholders.
Garfield County Public Health Department – working to promote health and prevent disease.
Our vision is that residents of Garfield County will have access to resources that promote optimal health, safety and well-being.
The Garfield County Public Health Department is committed to the highest standards of health for individuals and communities.
Program and services
- Blood pressure screenings
- Car seat checks
- Communicable disease surveillance
- Early periodic screening, diagnosis, and treatment for Medicaid clients (EPSDT)
- Environmental health
- Health care program for children with special needs (HCP)
- Health education
- Immunizations for children and adults
- Prenatal case management
- Tobacco prevention
- Travel vaccinations
- Women, Infants and Children nutritional supplement program (WIC)