Public Health Investigations


Public Health Investigations (PHI) empowers Denver’s communities to live better, longer by ensuring that food service establishments, child care facilities, residential health, noise, lead, body art establishments, marijuana businesses, pools, and syringe access programs are complying with applicable laws while providing public education to consumers and technical assistance to businesses. PHI is committed to resolving situations posing the greatest risk to public health and prioritizes customer responsiveness, industry partnerships and training efforts through regular inspections and assessments.

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Sign up for Colorado’s Exposure Notifications Service

One of the key tools to fight COVID-19 and slow its spread is right in your pocket. CO Exposure Notifications is a free and voluntary service developed in partnership with Google and Apple that can notify users of possible exposure to COVID-19.


Report a Single Case of COVID-19 in an Employee

Please review and adhere to these requirements in the event of a single suspected or confirmed case of COVID-19 in an employee.

Report a COVID-19 Outbreak

To report an outbreak of COVID-19 (two or more cases) in a Denver workplace or organization, please complete our online form. We will review the information submitted, and you or the workplace will be contacted by a representative within 24 hours to discuss the next steps. 

If you have urgent questions or need immediate assistance before you hear from us, please email or call 3-1-1 (720-913-1311).


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The Denver Department of Public Health & Environment (DDPHE) mission is to empower Denver’s communities to live better, longer. The Public Health Investigations Division, a division of DDPHE, meets this mission by educating people who work in regulated industries and settings, investigating public health hazards, and enforcing public health laws. It is our goal to serve all citizens and customers with respect, transparency and professionalism in a timely manner. Your feedback is critical in helping us achieve our goals.

Please take a moment to complete the PHI Customer Service Survey.

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Inspection Hours

Summer Hours (April through October):

Monday – Friday
7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Winter Hours (November through March):

Monday – Friday
7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Contact Us

Need to file a complaint?

Complaints can be filed with the Public Health Investigations Division for issues related to :

  • Food Safety & Regulated Food Facilities
  • Foodborne Illness (Submit Online)
  • Residential Housing
  • Body Art
  • Swimming Pools
  • Lead Poisoning
  • Child Care 
  • Noise

An investigator will follow up with you to let you know the outcome of the investigation. Please note that most complaints, as well as other inspection records and reports we generate, are considered public records.

To report child abuse or neglect:

Please call 720-944-3000 to be connected to the statewide Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline. 

Public Health Investigations
101 W Colfax Ave., 8th Floor 
Denver, CO 80202 

Phone: 720-913-1311
Fax: 720-865-5534