Regional Environmental Health

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, Rio Grande and Mineral 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:

  • Opening a Retail Food Establishment
  • Environmental Health Questions
  • Environmental Health Complaints

Environmental Health Services:

If you have a concern about a public or environmental health issue please be prepared with the following information: