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Public Health and Environment

Fremont County Department of Public Health & Environment provides a variety of services including health services (Immunizations, Tobacco Cessation, Maternal-Child Health, Healthy Communities, and more), emergency preparedness, environmental health, Communities that Care (Youth Substance Abuse Prevention), and Vital Records. All of these services work toward our mission to protect and preserve the health of the citizens of Fremont County.

Flu Vaccine Consent Form

Influenza Vaccine Consent Form 2019-2020 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.

COVID-19 Information and Resources Page

A new web page is being made available as a single location to gather information regarding the COVID-19 coronavirus. This page will be updated as new information becomes available. The page can be found under the "Other Resources" tab, or by clicking the link below.

COVID-19 Testing

Open 9am-3pm, Monday through Saturday.

Canon City Drive-Thru COVID Testing site is located at the Fremont County Department of Public Health & Environment. Enter the site through the alley between FCDPHE and Greenwood Ave.

Pre-registration for testing is encouraged - Click Here

Individuals tested must be inside an enclosed vehicle for safety. No walk-ups or motorcycles are allowed through the testing site.

The site is open to neighboring counties. No physician order or insurance is required, and all testing is free.

When going to the community testing site, a nasal swab sample is collected by MAKO staff. Testing will be provided to individuals 2 years of age or older.

Community Testing is rovided by Mako Medical. Se habla Españo.

Monthly Newsletter

Health Alerts


Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that have been associated with respiratory illness such as fever, cough, and shortness of breath. These viruses spread through coughing or sneezing, much like the flu. Some coronaviruses are common and regularly cause illness in the U.S. in the fall and winter. Other coronaviruses like MERS-CoV and SARS-CoV have caused outbreaks internationally and have been known to cause severe illness. It is too soon to know how severe 2019-nCoV is compared to other coronaviruses or how easily it can spread between humans.

Symptoms of coronavirus infection may include fever, cough and/or shortness of breath and usually appear within two to 14 days. Anyone experiencing these symptoms, who also has a recent history of travel to China, especially Wuhan City, should first call a healthcare provider, urgent care, or hospital for instructions before going to a clinic or emergency room.

People who are worried about this, or any respiratory virus, can protect themselves by practicing everyday actions:

  • Wash your hands with soap and water or alcohol-based hand rub.
  • Cover your nose and mouth when coughing and sneezing.
  • Avoid close contact with anyone with cold or flu-like symptoms.
  • Stay home if you are sick.

To learn more about the 2019 novel coronavirus, including symptoms and prevention, visit the department’s 2019-nCoV web page, which also includes a link to outbreak data from the CDC. People who have general questions about 2019-nCoV can call CO-Help at 303-389-1687 or 1-877-462-2911, or by email at, for answers in English and Spanish.

Public Health Improvement Plan Approved

At the December 26th Board of Health meeting the 2019-2023 Public Health improvement Plan was approved by unanimous vote. 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:

  • Behavioral Health
  • Tobacco
  • Chronic Disease

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.

National Health Observances

Colorectal Cancer, Kidney Disease, Nutrition, and Tuberculosis