The Alamosa County Public Health Department has served the citizens of Alamosa County for many decades. Previously known as Alamosa County Nursing Service, the name was changed to Alamosa County Public Health Department in 2009 after the passage of Senate Bill 08-194, the Colorado Public Health Improvement Act. Della Vieira RN, MPH, serves as Director of Alamosa County Public Health Department, under the governance of the Board of Commissioners. There are three main sections within the public health department:
The Alamosa County Public Health Department provides numerous services. There are three main sections within our department:
- Environmental Health is the branch of public health that is concerned with all aspects of the natural and man-made environment that may affect human health. Alamosa County Public Health works closely with Alamosa County Land Use and Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment regarding environmental issues.
- Public Health is the branch of medicine concerned with the prevention and control of disease and the promotion of physical and mental health of individuals, families and the community. Public Health serves persons in Alamosa County with traditional public health services such as communicable disease investigation and disease prevention activities.
- Home Health serves persons in the San Luis Valley who need skilled care by nurses or therapists. We also provide support services by personal care providers (shopping, cleaning, cooking, etc) to persons in Alamosa County.
- Options for Long Term Care case managers assess and offer assistance to elderly, blind and disabled persons who qualify for Medicaid and live in Alamosa County or in Saguache County. Private pay clients are also served.
Please call 719-589-6639 for more information.
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