Public Health

Public Health's goal is to protect, promote, and improve the health, environment, and quality of life to the residents of Elbert County. The primary purpose of public health is to assure the conditions in which people can be healthy.

Most of the work of public health agencies is population based; that is, it focuses on improving the health of the entire community.

Public Health Services are available to the entire community and are partly funded by tax dollars. Elbert County Public Health is devoted to preventative services and education. We are unable to offer emergency or sick care.

Public Health Updates

Coming Soon - 9 Health:365 Health Fair Registration

ECPH is partnering with 9Health:365 to host a health fair on Saturday October 8 from 8:00 am - 12:00 noon in the Exhibit Building at the county fairgrounds in Kiowa. Participant registration will go live on September 6. The event will offer a variety of free and discounted-cost preventive screenings that make sense for you to uncover your personal health risk factors and learn how to strengthen your health. No doctor’s visit or insurance is needed. Information on available screenings and costs can be found here.


Volunteers are needed! Interested in helping your local community access these preventive health resources? We are in need of non-medical and medical volunteers to help on the day of this event. Regardless of your skill set, chances are we have position you’ll be a great fit for. To thank you for your support, anyone who volunteers can get 20% off the paid lab screenings. Check out the available volunteer positions and register here.


Elbert County Community Health Assessment

The goal of Elbert County Public Health is to protect, promote, and improve the health, environment, and quality of life for all who live, work, and recreate in our county. We strive to reach this goal through the effective use of data, evidence based prevention strategies, leadership, advocacy, partnerships, and the promotion of health equity.

Consistent with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Essential Public Health Services, and Colorado’s Public Health Improvement Act of 2008, local public health agencies are to complete a Community Health Assessment every five years. For this assessment we partnered with OMNI Institute (OMNI), a non-profit social science consultancy. In this report, we present findings both on the physical and behavioral health of Elbert County residents, and social determinants of health that influence community health.

You may view the recent 2022 Health Assessment HERE.

Public Health weekly updates


Individuals seeking Septic Permits and Inspections, or Vital Records, should call 720-595-3620.

Important Public Health Services News

Elbert County has contracted with Tri-County Public Health to assist in provision of services. As we progress in our services plan we will post more details to this website. In the meantime please contact the Health and Environmental Services Department directly with any questions at 720-595-3620.