Monkeypox in Garfield County, population at low risk
Flu vaccine clinics
Flu vaccine clinics are open by appointment.
Behind on your child’s necessary vaccines? Make an appointment with Public Health to have your vaccine card reviewed.
Sick, test positive or exposed to COVID?
COVID-19 isolation and quarantine guidance
Shingles vaccine recommended for those 50 years and older
Adults 50 years and older are encouraged to get the vaccine Shingrix. Shingrix is over 90 percent effective at preventing shingles and related complications, and is recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Shingles is a viral infection that causes a painful rash.
Public health survey solicits rural needs and wants
Every five years, local public health agencies set priorities informed by community health assessments. Garfield County Public Health (GCPH) is looking for feedback on the issues impacting people living in Garfield County.
The public is invited to vote for the issues they feel matter most either through an online survey or by attending an in-person focus group.
The data collected will be used to identify health-related strengths and opportunities that will become part of the 2023 – 2028 Garfield County public health improvement plan.
Childcare certification supports breastfeeding moms
Miss Stephanie’s House in Carbondale recently became one of the valley’s first childcare providers to receive the Colorado breastfeeding-friendly certification. Stephanie Northrup’s home childcare was recognized by both Garfield County Public Health and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) for creating a welcoming environment for mothers to breastfeed and for providing resources and support.
SANA: Hunger doesn’t have to be a secret
The Safe and Abundant Nutrition Alliance (SANA) has launched its “Hunger doesn’t have to be a secret” campaign, designed to bolster awareness about available food sites, food access, and to help break the stigma around hunger in the community.
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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)