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Environmental Health is an organized approach to addressing environmental issues that impact the health of the population. Three of the main elements of the environment that are monitored include: the food we eat, the air we breathe, and the water we drink. These factors, and many others, are overseen in order to maintain conditions in which people can enjoy good health. Environmental Health is one of the major components of Public Health.
The Regional Environmental Health Program began in Alamosa County and has expanded to include Rio Grande, Costilla, Conejos, Saguache, and Rio Grande counties; This program is directed by the San Luis Valley Public Health Partnership. Lynnea Rappold is the Regional Environmental Health Program Manager. Contact Environmental Health at (719) 587-5206 or here regarding:
Environmental Health Services:
Environmental Health is responsible for the licensing and inspections for all retail food establishments in the San Luis Valley including:
For forms regarding retail food licensure, change in ownership, etc. see Forms
For more questions, please contact us at (719) 587-5206 or online here
Alamosa County Public Health inspects all body art facilities operating within the county. Body art facilities include any that provide tattoos or piercing.
The Environmental Health program inspects public and private schools, child care operations, and other institutions for children and promotes state compliance through education and enforcement.
If you have a concern about a public or environmental health issue please be prepared with the following information: