Las Animas - Huerfano Counties Mission

In partnership with the community, our mission is to promote preventative health, education, and to provide healthcare services that will enhance the quality of life for citizens of Las Animas and Huerfano Counties.

10 Essential Public Health Services

(excerpted from "The Essential Services of Public Health" by James A. Harrell, Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion and Edward L. Baker, MD, MPH, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Essential Services Work Group)

  • Monitor health status to identify and solve community health problems
  • Diagnose and investigate health problems and health hazards in the community
  • Inform, educate, and empower people about health issues
  • Mobilize community partnerships and action to identify and solve health problems

  • Develop policies and plans that support individual and community health efforts
  • Enforce laws and regulations that protect health and ensure safety
  • Link people to needed personal health services and assure the provision of health care when otherwise unavailable

  • Assure a competent public health and personal health care workforce
  • Evaluate effectiveness, accessibility, and quality of personal and population-based health services
  • Research for new insights and innovative solutions to health problems

What's New

April 30, 2021
Huerfano and Las Animas, CO – On May 2nd, Huerfano and Las Animas Counties will devolve the COVID-19 Dial. At that time, the COVID-19 Dial evolves into LAHCDHD Amended Public Health Order adopting the CDPHE Public Health Order 20-38: Limited COVID-19 Restrictions /Guidance and Executive Orders.
April 16, 2021
Press Release: Dial 3.0 Updates April 16, 2021 - Las Animas Huerfano Counties District Health Department Board of Health Extends the COVID-19 Dial until May 1st
January 4, 2021
Colorado’s dial framework standardizes different levels of “openness” at the county level. It is a tool for counties to use to make life during the pandemic more sustainable, allowing us to balance, to the greatest extent possible, controlling the virus with our social and economic needs.

Hours of Service

*All hours are Monday - Friday only and apply to both counties.

Public Health 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Environmental Health 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Vital Statistics 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Women Infants & Children (WIC) 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Administration* 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Diabetic Education Contact MSRH

Las Animas County

412 Benedicta Avenue
Trinidad, CO 81082

Phone: 719-846-2213
Fax: 719-846-4472

Huerfano County

119 E 5th Street
Walsenburg, CO 81089

Phone: 719-738-2650
Fax: 719-738-2653