Mesa County Public Health

Your local public health team is here to power your life.
We monitor and respond to the things that impact the health of our community and our visitors.

Learn how we’re preparing for respiratory illness season.

The new COVID-19 vaccine is now available by appointment only.
Call 970-248-6900 to schedule an appointment.

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COVID-19 Tests Available at Mesa County Public Health

 

Kits can be picked up at the kiosk inside the Health and Human Services Building, 510 29 1/2 Road in Grand Junction. Limit 2 boxes per person.

 

WHEN TO TEST

  • If you have symptoms. Symptoms include fever, chills, cough, sore throat, and new loss of taste or smell.
  • After exposure to someone with COVID-19. Wait five full days to test after being exposed.
  • Test when you have symptoms or before gatherings, especially those who are at risk of severe illness.

Youth Tobacco Report Released

Learn about the health impacts of tobacco and ways to support our youth.

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Mesa County Public Health is here to power your life. Contact us with your questions at 970-248-6900.

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Food Safety Alert: Possible Listeria Contamination in Fruit

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New Hours of Operation at Mesa County Community Services Campus

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