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Public Health and Environment

Since its inception in 1944, Fremont County Department of Public Health & Environment has been a valuable local resource that provides services aimed at promoting, achieving, and maintaining a healthy standard of living to all Fremont County residents.

Our staff wants to empower the people of Fremont County to make informed decisions and adopt behaviors that protect and enhance the health of individuals, families, communities, and the environment.

We deliver essential public health services to the public in order to create a safer and healthier place by working with community partners to promote health, prevent disease, reduce environmental hazards, and ensure access to health care for all Fremont County citizens.

The Mission of Fremont County Department of Public Health and Environment is to prevent, protect, and promote the health and well-being of the citizens of Fremont County .

Fremont County Department of Public Health and Environment (FCDPHE) offers a wide range of health services to the community. Services may vary based on the location, seasons, and fee schedules.

FCDPHE’s main divisions are:

  • Clinic Services
  • Communicable Disease
  • Emergency Preparedness
  • Environmental Health
  • Vital Records

Current Grant Funded Programs offered at FCDPHE:

  • STEPP: Tobacco education and cessation program
  • SABG: Focuses on alcohol and marijuana substance use education and prevention
  • PDD-Drunk Driving Prevention and Education.

Public Health Director

Portrait of Paula Buser, Fremont County Public Health Director

Mrs. Paula Buser recently joined Fremont County as the Director of Public Health and Environment. Paula comes to us with over 20 years of leadership experience in Fremont County. Most recently she served as Support Service Director for Canon City Schools. In this position she gained valuable experience in many areas that crossover nicely with the public health arena.

She looks forward to working with the FCDPHE team to continue to assess needs and programs to enhance our capacity and maximize opportunities to strengthen Fremont County communities by preventing illness and improving health.

Accountability Report

COVID-19 Vaccine Update

Federal funding that supported free COVID-19 vaccines during the pandemic is no longer available, however the COVID-19 vaccine is available at our clinic and is generally covered by insurance. Please call 719-276-7450 for an appointment.

Flu Vaccine Consent Form

Influenza Vaccine Consent Form When coming in for a Flu Vaccine Clinic, please download, print, and fill out this form beforehand, and bring it with you to the clinic.

Public Health Improvement Plan Approved

This plan, a combined effect of the Fremont County Department of Public Health and Environment(FCDPHE), the Colorado Department of Health and Environment, local healthcare providers and the public, identifies the following top three public health priorities for Fremont County:

  • Substance use among youth and adults including:
  • Mental health
  • Child maltreatment

FCDPHE will be working collaboratively with community partners as well as providing direct service to address these important issues. A copy of the completed plan is found at the link below.

If you have questions, please contact the FCDPHE at 276-7450.

Fremont County Public Health Improvement Plan Approved as of September 26, 2023 at the Board of Health meeting.