Public Health Department

Public Health Director - Becky Joyce

August 28, 2020: a Covid-19 Outbreak has been identified in San Juan County Colorado. The Public Health Department is contacting individuals who may have been exposed. You may request COVID testing by calling or texting 970-403-5237. Names and identifying information are kept strictly confidential.


July 24, 2020: SJCPH Public Health Order 2020-05 is in effect. 

Commitment to Containing COVID-19 in San Juan County


When to Seek Medical Attention

If you have any of these emergency warning signs* for COVID-19 get medical attention immediately:

  • Trouble breathing
  • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
  • New confusion or inability to arouse
  • Bluish lips or face

*This list is not all inclusive. Please consult your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning to you.

Call 911 if you have a medical emergency: Notify the operator that you have, or think you might have, COVID-19. If possible, put on a cloth face covering before medical help arrives.


We are dedicated to protecting and improving the health and environment for the residents of San Juan County. preventing disease, disability, and premature death. promoting public policies and individual lifestyles that maintain and improve personal and environmental health. providing health services for the residents of San Juan County with special needs.

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Becky Joyce, RN

Director - San Juan County Public Health


Becky has been the Director of San Juan County Public Health for 3 years and has been a Registered Nurse since 2001. She likes the challenge of Public Health and school nursing in this geographically isolated area and is always open to new ideas and suggestions from her community. Her other passions are her family and hiking in the woods around Silverton.


Lois MacKenzie, RN

Director - Silverton Clinic


Lois has a unique relationship with the Miner\'s Union Hospital - she spent part of her childhood living in the hospital building, where she saw people born and die while her father served as the town physician. Apparently the passion for medicine runs in the family, as she has been working as a nurse for over 23 years. She moved back to Silverton 5 years ago and teaches Tai Chi twice a week.


Allie Anderson

Office Manager



1315 Snowden St

PO Box 619

Silverton CO, 81433

Becky: 970-387-0242

Lois: 970-387-5114

Office Hours: Silverton Clinic Open Thursdays, call for appointment




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