Public Health Agency



Paul Wertz, R.N., M.S.N.

Director of Public Health

Phone: (719) 672-3332 ext. 3456

Fax: (719) 672-3856


Public Health Agency

P.O. Box 99

233 Main Street Suite C

San Luis, CO 81152

Office Hours:

7:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Monday - Thursday

Occasional Lunch Closure


Mission Statement:

The mission of Costilla County Public Health Agency is to enhance life through quality health services while preserving cultural values.

Click here for more information on Public Health Agency Programs on the Resources Page

COVID-19 Vaccine Information

Interested in receiving a COVID-19 Vaccine?


Costilla County Public Health is currently making appointments for residents in the 1B4 phase or any of the prior phases of the Colorado vaccination plan. 

Individuals included in this phase are:

People age 50+.
People 18 and up with high risk conditions.
Agricultural and manufacturing workers
K-12 and child care workers

Food service and restaurant workers 

Postal workers and faith leaders 
State government & local government workers 


A full list of can be found here:


Costilla County residents who are eligible can call 719-672-3332 to schedule an appointment. (Appointment availability is subject to vaccine supply) 


Thank you for your patience as we work through our vaccination plan.
Click here to go to the Vaccine for Coloradans webpage.

Social Media

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Costilla County Public Health Agency

Message about the Commodity Supplemental Food Program

The Commodity Supplemental Food Program will continue to be available for the Elderly (60 and over and those who meet the financial guidelines). This program will continue on the usual schedule at this time.  The doors will be locked. We ask you to call 719-672-3452. We will instruct you on the procedure to receive your food box. We must limit the number of people who come in the office at one time. We strongly recommend if you are over 60, or have underlying medical conditions that increase your risk of serious COVID-19 that you have someone pick up your food box for you.  Please call the office to let us know who is picking up your food box. Our goal is to continue to provide this much needed food package.  Situations are changing rapidly so please call before you come to the CSFP office to find out if we are currently distribution commodities.

Please call 719-672-3332 for more information.


San Luis Valley Prevention Coalition Network

Colorado Department of Public Health &, Environment

Hantavirus Warning In Effect

International Travel Immunization Clinic

Protect Yourself Against West-Nile Virus

Vaccine Myths

2019 Recommended Immunizations for Children (Birth- 6 Years Old)

2017 Recommended Immunizations for Children (7- 18 Years Old)

2019 Recommended Immunizations for Adults (19+ Years Old)

Our health center offers free condoms. Drop in any time during office hours, grab and go. No questions asked.

Drug Free Policy:

Costilla County, pursuant to 41 U.S.C.701, et seq, has established the county work place as a drug free workplace. It is affirmed that drug abuse constitutes a danger to individual and property in the work place. Costilla County Public Health will not hire any person with a positive drug screening.