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.
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
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!
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.