Boulder Community Health’s highest priority is to do everything we can to maintain the safety of our patients, staff and the overall community during the COVID-19 pandemic. This includes modifying our services to maximize the impact of our medical resources.

As part of our response planning, we've determined that it is prudent to centralize our emergency medicine resources at our busiest location, Foothills Hospital, which is seeing and would continue to see the majority of people experiencing respiratory illnesses, both flu and COVID-19. To accomplish this, we will temporarily close the Emergency Department at Community Medical Center (CMC) in Lafayette, effective Wednesday, March 25, at 9 p.m.

The Emergency Department will be closed for up to 90 days, with ongoing reassessment of the situation. Staff from the CMC Emergency Department will be transferred to the Foothills Hospital Emergency Department and other areas of BCH.

Residents of Lafayette and adjoining communities have access to other nearby Emergency Departments:

The Imaging and Laboratory services at CMC will also close, with those staff being absorbed into other BCH locations.

The following BCH services will remain open at CMC:

For regular updates about BCH’s COVID-19 response, please visit our COVID-19 resource page.