Public Health is the branch of medicine concerned with the prevention and control of disease and disability and the promotion of physical and mental health of the population. Public Health also:
  • Protects and improves the health of communities through education and the promotion of healthy lifestyles
  • Helps improve the health and well-being of people in local communities and across our nation
  • Helps people to achieve a healthier lifestyle
  • Regards the entire community as it's patient
Woman and Child


Montrose County has many programs that promote the health and well-being of individuals and the community. These programs include:
  • Children With Special Health Care Needs
  • Communicable Disease Control
  • Emergency Preparedness
  • Cervical Cancer Screening Programs
  • Environmental Health
  • Early Periodic Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment (EPSDT)
  • Family Planning
  • Food Service
  • Grant programs that focus on prevention and early intervention of disease
  • Immunizations
  • Nurse Family Partnership for new mothers
  • Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Program

Additional Information

For more information, please call (970) 252-5000.