Public Health and Environment

Broomfield’s Department of Public Health and Environment provides core public health programs and additional services promoting a healthy lifestyle and a healthy environment. 

RSV Hospitalizations Opens in new windowHospitalizations and outbreaks for Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) are on the rise in the Metro-area. RSV causes illness in people of all ages, but infants, young children, and older adults are at greater risk of severe illness from RSV. Currently, 95% of hospitalizations are among children, and hospital reports indicate that the increase in RSV cases is putting a significant strain on the pediatric hospital system.   

Call a doctor if your child is experiencing early symptoms of a respiratory illness. Your provider can help you determine the best ways to manage symptoms and when it is important to be seen in the clinic, urgent care, or emergency department. If it is an emergency, call 9-1-1.

Learn more about RSV and what steps you can take to protect your family and hospital capacity.

  1. Free HIV Testing Available

    Get in the know - in just 20 minutes! Get a FREE rapid HIV test in a safe, friendly, and inclusive space. Read on...
  2. Broomfield's COVID-19 Community Level is "Medium"

    Broomfield has moved to level “medium” on the CDC’s COVID-19 Community Levels. Read on...
  3. Monkeypox Information & Resources

    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, CDPHE, and local public health officials are currently monitoring cases of monkeypox in Colorado. Read on...
  4. RSV Hospitalizations on the Rise / Las Hospitalizaciones por RSV Están Aumentando

    Hospitalizations and outbreaks for Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) are on the rise in the Metro-area. Las hospitalizaciones y los brotes de Virus Respiratorio Sincicial (RSV, por sus siglas en inglés) están aumentando en el área metropolitana. Read on...
  5. Omicron Boosters Available for Kids 5 Years and Older

    Great news! The omicron booster vaccine is now authorized for kids age 5 and older. Read on...
  6. BPHE Now Offering Novavax

    Broomfield Public Health and Environment's Immunization Clinic is now offering the protein-based Novavax vaccine to protect against COVID-19. Read on...
  7. BPHE Now Offering Omicron-Specific COVID-19 Booster Vaccine

    Broomfield Public Health and Environment's Immunization Clinic now has the Omicron-specific bivalent COVID-19 booster and is administering them at clinics. Read on...
  8. Infant Formula Shortage

    Learn about the infant formula shortage, and find additional resources. Read on...

Contact Us

  1. Jason Vahling, MPH

    Jason Vahling, MPH

    Public Health Director

    100 Spader Way
    Broomfield, CO 80020
    Phone: 720.887.2220
    Fax: 720.887.2229