Health & Human Services

Report Child or Adult Abuse or Neglect

To report child or adult abuse or neglect, call 1-844-264-5437 or 970-707-7005. If it is an emergency or you are witnessing a child or adult in a life-threatening situation, call 911 immediately.

Mission

The mission of the Gunnison County Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is to provide culturally-competent advocacy, prevention, protection and support services to families of Gunnison and Hinsdale counties so they can prosper and thrive in a healthy and supportive community

Helpful Resources

Suicide Prevention 24-Hour Crisis Hotline

Please call 970-252-6220 if you or someone that you know is in need of assistance.

The Center for Mental Health is a non-profit community based behavioral health service. Call 970-641-0229 for more information or to inquire about their open access service for same day affordable walk-in care.

Dispute Resolution Process

The Gunnison/Hinsdale County Department of Health and Human Services attempts to resolve disputes in an informal manner, if possible. If disputes are not resolved to the complainant's satisfaction, and if a grievance is initiated, a formal process is to occur. For more information, please review the adopted Dispute Resolution Process (PDF).

Community Employment Opportunities

For services and resources visit the Gunnison Valley Wellness & Health Guide!


Department Highlight

Measles is a highly contagious, very serious disease. The virus is found in nose and throat mucus and is spread by coughing or sneezing. The measles virus can live in airspace for up to 2 hours where an infected person coughed or sneezed. People can become infected by breathing contaminated air or touching infected surfaces then the nose, eyes, or mouth. Babies and young children are especially susceptible to measles, so it is highly encouraged to get your kids immunized with the MMR vaccine. If you wish to make an immunization appointment, call 970-641-3244. Our immunization clinics are held Mondays, 9 AM to 12:00 PM and 1:00 to 5:00 PM.

For more information on measles visit the Center for Disease control and Prevention website.

Measles Infographic