The Northeast Colorado Health Department is a rural public health workforce made up of just over 40 staff members.
We cover 9,200 square miles of territory with an office in each of the six counties we cover, including Logan, Morgan, Phillips, Sedgwick, Washington and Yuma counties.
We are a rural public health department promoting healthy communities and protecting the environment through leadership, expertise and collaboration.
Urgent Services Provided
NCHD's Environmental Health Division is the regulatory branch of public health. Many of the programs we oversee are governed by state statute as well as local regulations that have been adopted by our Board of Health. Our environmental health staff, referred to as generalists since they work in every program we offer, perform various inspections, license facilities and provide education on a number of topics to help protect our communities against environmental hazards.
The Programs and Health Services offered at NCHD help promote the health and well-being of Northeast Colorado residents. Many of our services are integrated to form a comprehensive approach to public health through the sharing of internal and external resources.
What that means to you is if you're a client in one of our programs, such as WIC, we're going to help ensure you have access to other health needs as well, such as immunizations, family planning consultation, or access to early childhood development screenings. We also refer clients to outside resources when needed.
Support and guidance is emphasized in prevention, health risk reduction and early detection.