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Image of CO HELP logo with phone number 1-877-462-2911If you are having a medical emergency, call 911. 

The Colorado Health Emergency Line for the Public (CO HELP) is a toll-free hotline for the latest public health information. You will receive consistent, accurate, and reliable information about public health events in Colorado. The CO HELP number is 1-877-462-2911. 

When you call CO HELP, you can ask questions about: 

  • Current public health issues in the state.
  • What to do in public health emergencies.
  • How to protect yourself from the flu and other illnesses.
  • How to care for a loved one at home.
  • What to do with mold or bed bug infestations 
  • And many more

Interpretation is available in many languages, including Spanish (Español), Russian (Русский), Vietnamese (Tiếng Việt), and more. 

CO HELP is a resource for the general public during public health events or incidents. All messages and guidance have been approved by Colorado’s public health experts. Call center representatives are trained and will give you the most accurate and up-to-date information. 

To report a hazardous spill or community public health concern, call the Emergency and Incident Reporting Line at 1-877-518-5608. 


Local Public Health Agencies

CO HELP line activation protocol 


For questions regarding CO-HELP or for additional support please contact the Response and Operation Section Chief.