Getting Tested

COVID-19 Testing

Who Should Get Tested?

People who feel sick or are concerned they have been exposed to COVID-19 should get tested. Learn more at https://covid19.colorado.gov/are-you-sick/testing-for-covid-19.

Where Should I Get Tested?

If you are insured, please schedule an appointment with your primary care provider or an urgent care facility. 

If you are uninsured or under-insured and are concerned you have been exposed, get tested at no cost to you at a community testing site. If you are home-bound, please find out if mobile testing could be an option for you.

In order to serve everyone and not overwhelm our community sites, we need everyone who can utilize their insurance to do so. This will allow those who are truly in-need and without other options to get tested. 

Another great resource for fast, reliable testing is COVIDCheck Colorado.

Do I Need to Register for a Community Test?

You will want to register online to receive a COVID-19 test at the following locations:

  • Denver Human Services East
  • Green Valley Ranch Pool
  • Paco Sanchez Park
  • Ruby Hill Park

Please check additional locations for registration requirements.

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COVIDCheck Colorado

Fast, accurate, widespread testing is critical to reducing COVID-19 transmission and outbreaks. COVIDCheck Colorado provides all Coloradans access to convenient, affordable, reliable tests with results delivered in under 72 hours. Hours are typically 7am – 5pm, Monday – Friday. Select locations also have Saturday testing hours. Visit COVIDCheck Colorado to confirm hours or to register

Metro Area Locations

Testing Sites Open Weekdays

Testing Sites Open Weekdays

Abraham Lincoln Campus (starting 12/22, offers saliva testing)
2285 S. Federal Blvd.
Denver, CO, 80219 

All City Stadium
1495 S. Race Street
Denver, CO 80210

Aurora Public Schools Professional Learning Center
15771 E 1st Avenue
Aurora, CO 80011

Center for African American Health
3350 Hudson Street
Denver, CO, 80207

Colorado School of Mines
1922 Jones Road
Golden, CO 80401

Crossroads Church – Northglenn
10451 Huron Street 
Northglenn, CO 80234

Dahlia Campus for Health and Wellbeing
3401 Eudora St.
Denver, CO 80207

Echo Park Stadium (starting 12/22, offers saliva testing)
11901 Newlin Gulch Boulevard
Parker, CO 80134

Instructional Support Facility
5416 S. Riviera Way
Aurora, CO 80015

Montbello High School 
5000 Crown Boulevard
Denver, CO 80239

Mountain Range High School
12500 Huron Street
Westminster, CO 80234

North High School
3125 Eliot Street
Denver, CO 80211

Stutler Bowl Stadium
9300 East Union Avenue
Greenwood Village, CO 80111

Westminster High School
6933 Raleigh St.
Westminster, CO 80030

Testing Sites Open Weekends

Abraham Lincoln Campus
2285 S. Federal Blvd.
Denver, CO, 80219 

Colorado School of Mines
1922 Jones Road
Golden, CO 80401

Ethiopian Evangelical Church
444 South Lansing St. 
Aurora, CO 80012

Stutler Bowl Stadium
9300 East Union Avenue
Greenwood Village, CO 80111 


Regional Testing Information

Testing Sites By Location

If you reside or work outside of Denver County, here are some additional sites that support COVID-19 testing in and around Colorado.

Adams County

For testing information in The Tri-County Region (Adams, Arapahoe, and Douglas Counties) including FREE Drive-Thru testing sites, local testing events, and testing for uninsured visit https://www.tchd.org/827/Testing-for-COVID-19.

Broomfield County

FREE drive-Thru COVID-19 Testing in Broomfield

  • WHEN: Every Tuesday from 2:00-6:00 p.m. through December 29th *NEW DATES
  • WHERE: Broomfield Health and Human Services (HHS) Parking Lot at 100 Spader Way
  • WHO: Residents, or those who work or go to school in Broomfield, and are symptomatic

Learn More

Boulder County

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) is encouraging anyone who has symptoms of COVID-19 to speak with a health care provider and get tested. Symptoms of COVID-19 can include fever, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, muscle pain, new loss of taste or smell, and chills.

Testing is also available for anyone (with or without symptoms) who is:

  • Currently employed as a health care or nursing home worker, or first responder
  • An essential worker who directly interacts with the public while working, per state or employer guidelines

Some of the sites listed are also offering testing to those without symptoms but who have had close contact with someone with a lab-confirmed case of COVID-19.

Visit the Boulder County Public Health website for additional information.

Denver Health

Denver Health is offering free COVID-19 testing for the general public who live in high incidence neighborhoods and have symptoms of COVID-19. Check to see if you qualify for testing, register and schedule an appointment. (This page takes a minute to load, please be patient.)

Testing will be performed at the Denver Health Lowry Family Health Center located at 1001 Yosemite St, Denver, CO 80230. Appointments are available same day or next day and results are available within 36 hours.

Individuals from the following zip codes are eligible for testing at this location:

80219

Valverde, Sun Valley, Barnum, Westwood, Ruby Hill, Mar Lee, Athmar Park, Barnum West

80239

Montbello

80204

West Colfax, Villa Park, Sun Valley, Lincoln Park, Auraria

80249

Gateway, Green Valley Ranch, DIA

80211

Berkley, Sunnyside, Highland, West Highland, Sloan Lake

80205

Five Points, Union Station

80210

Platt Park, Rosedale, University

Douglas County

For testing information in The Tri-County Region (Adams, Arapahoe, and Douglas Counties) including FREE Drive-Thru testing sites, local testing events, and testing for uninsured visit https://www.tchd.org/827/Testing-for-COVID-19.

El Paso County

The following provides information on COVID-19 testing availability in El Paso County. This is not intended to promote any institution over another, but to promote access to healthcare for members of our community. Updates will be made periodically, but the entities operating the testing sites may make changes that do not appear immediately.

For testing information in El Paso county, please visit:
https://www.elpasocountyhealth.org/covid-19-testing-information

Jefferson County

Information on testing, including a downloadable list of community testing locations, can be found at https://www.jeffco.us/4075/Testing.

Larimer County

Larimer County Public Health, in partnership with local hospitals, has increased COVID-19 testing capacity in the community. 

Testing supplies have become more readily available and local providers have been able to provide testing options for their patients. Anyone with symptoms of COVID-19 should call their provider to discuss symptoms and determine whether a COVID-19 test needs to be ordered.  Many providers locally can now order tests for their patients. 

Learn more about testing in Larimer county and see testing locations and day/time information at https://www.larimer.org/health/communicable-disease/coronavirus-covid-19/covid-19-testing.

San Juan Basin

Due to limited testing capacity, our free community testing sites are available only to La Plata or Archuleta County residents who are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, individuals who believe that they have been exposed to someone with COVID-19, or have been notified of exposure by SJBPH or another public health agency.

To learn more about the requirements, availability, and testing sites visit the San Juan Public Health testing website at https://sjbpublichealth.org/testing/.

State of Colorado

Find community testing sites across the state of Colorado on CDPHE's 2-1-1 COVID-19 Testing map.

For more information on Testing from the state, visit the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment website.

Testing Sites By Business

Advanced Urgent Care and Occupational Medicine

Testing Requirements:
To be referred for our COVID-19 testing you must first have an online visit with one of our providers and have your symptoms assessed.

Learn more about available testing at https://advurgent.com/ and make an appointment using their Online Visit Scheduling Portal.

AfterOurs Urgent Care

Testing Requirements: Conducting both Serology (Antibody) testing AND Viral (Diagnostic/PCR) testing — results are typically back within 24-48 hours. ALL patients can be tested - can be symptomatic or asymptomatic and no referral required. No appointment needed. Self-pay pricing available. 

AfterOurs Urgent Care 
Phone: 303-861-7878.

American Family Care – Urgent Care

Testing Requirements:
COVID-19 drive-through testing available at all of our locations with appointments only.

Schedule COVID-19 Testing

Learn more about AFC's services at https://www.afcurgentcare.com/.

CareNow Urgent Care

Testing Requirements: Testing for those experiencing symptoms. Providers will review an individual’s history and examine your symptoms before ordering a test. If someone qualifies for a test, healthcare staff will provide instructions.

Those with COVID-19  symptoms need to check-in online and wait at home until the clinic calls.

Insurance: those with insurance should consult their insurance plan. According to the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), please or issuers are not imposing out-of-pocket expenses for COVID-19 testing. Any patient responsibility collected for a medical visit that results in a COVID test will be refunded after the claim is processed by medical insurance benefits.

Self-pay: the cost is $150.00 for the exam plus a $100.00 fee from the lab. As a result of the FFCRA, funding was secured to cover costs for the uninsured. CareNow will not collect for the exam or lab service fee for COVID-19 at the time of service.

For more information please visit the CareNow Urgent Care website.

Clinica Family Health

Testing Requirements:
Only those with symptoms

Times & Locations:
Drive-through testing

For questions visit https://www.clinica.org/covid19/ or call (303) 650-4460.

DispatchHealth

https://www.dispatchhealth.com/

DispatchHealth is an on-demand, mobile, acute care provider with COVID testing capabilities. We have both point-of-care and third-party lab processing. We are especially suitable for homebound and symptomatic patients who can't or shouldn't leave home for testing. Additionally, we complete a full patient evaluation and have point of care testing for other required labs. We serve Colorado Springs to Longmont, with broad service availability in Denver and Boulder. 

We are fully contracted with all insurance plans in Colorado, including CCHA (Medicaid), Medicare and Medicare Advantage Plans.

King Soopers

Testing Requirements:

 Symptomatic individuals only. Colorado residents seeking tests for COVID-19 must register first at www.krogerhealth.com/covidtesting  or by calling 888-852-2567.

National Jewish Health

Testing Requirements:

Self-referral swab (PCR) and antibody testing is by appointment and must be booked online; walk-up testing is not available. Self-referral tests require advance payment at the time of booking and will not be billed to insurance. No physician referral is required for the self-referral option. Test results are delivered through a secure online account, generally within 24-48 hours.

Visit the National Jewish Health website for more information and to schedule your appointment online.

NextCare Urgent Care

Testing Requirements:

If you do NOT present viral or COVID-19 symptoms, you will be asked to come into the clinic to complete your visit. We recommend all patients book a time online at www.nextcare.com to help reduce your wait time at the clinic. To access curbside care please contact the clinic prior to visiting.

All Clinics have the ability to perform specimen collection for off-site lab testing for COVID-19.  Specific locations have the ability to offer rapid test results.

Visit the NextCare Urgent Care website for locations and additional testing information.

Peak Vista Community Health Centers - Elbert County

Testing Requirements: Testing being conducted on symptomatic individuals 12 years of age and older. No appointment or doctor’s referral is required to receive testing and you do not need to be a Peak Vista patient.

Peak Vista staff will ask visitors to fill out a demographic form prior to testing, which collects basic demographic information such as income and family size to determine if the patient qualifies for any assistance Those who are symptomatic (e.g. fever, cough, shortness of breath, fever above 100 degrees, chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, new loss of taste and smell, etc.) will be tested for COVID-19 and will be asked to present a form of ID and insurance card, if applicable. Peak Vista will also be screening patients for a sliding fee scale discount. No copayments or deductibles will be collected at the time of testing.

For more information and testing locations, visit https://www.peakvista.org/services/additional/drive-through-testing.

Premier Diagnostics

Premier Diagnostics operates drive-thru saliva-based PCR COVID-19 testing sites. These tests are FDA approved and are processed at a CLIA certified, private laboratory in Utah. Our tests have a results turnaround time of 24-48 hours. For more information about the Premier Diagnostics test, please feel free to visit their website.

Premier Diagnostics' local testing sites are located at 6501 Colfax Ave. Denver, CO 80214 and 600 E. Arapahoe Road Greenwood Village, CO 80112. The sites are open Monday - Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. All patients are tested, all forms of insurance is accepted, and appointments or doctor referrals are not required to receive a test. Those interested in receiving a test should fill our the online registration form prior to testing. 

Rocky Mountain Urgent Care

Testing Requirements:
Patients will be seen on a walk-in basis. No physician note needed.

We will only be testing symptomatic patients, and this will be considered an urgent care visit.

Testing is currently limited to people who:

  • Are actively sick (fever, cough, shortness of breath)
  • Have had contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19 or who is currently waiting for the results of a test, or
  • Are high risk due to underlying health problems

For more information, locations, and to schedule an appointment visit https://rockymountainurgentcare.com/locations/.

STRIDE Community Health Center

Testing Requirements:

Individuals do NOT have to have symptoms, in order to be tested.  Drive-thru testing is offered on a first-come, first-served basis. There is no fee collected at the time of testing and STRIDE will see individuals with our without insurance.

For more information on types of testing, requirements, locations, and days & times of availability visit https://stridechc.org/covid-19/.

The Women's Health Group

Women's Health Group is providing families of our community vital access to COVID-19 infection and antibody testing to help keep us all safe during this global pandemic.

Appointments are encouraged to ensure test availability, but drive-ups without appointments are also welcome. 

To learn more about testing and to schedule an appointment, visit https://www.cocoviddriveup.com/.

Zip Clinic Urgent Care

Testing Requirements: 
Drive-up testing. No physician note/referral needed. Individuals do not have to have symptoms to get tested. Check-in online in advance to reserve a spot and fill out paperwork. 

To learn more about testing locations and to check-in online visit https://zipclinic.com/locations/colorado/.

Secure Health Partners

Secure Health Partners is offering COVID-19 tests at 469 South Cherry Street #101, Denver, CO 80246 and in Concourse B of Denver International Airport. Tests are available from 7 a.m. to noon and again from 1-5 p.m. There are no eligibility requirements however all appointments must be made in advance by visiting https://securehealthpartners.com/ and clicking the “Schedule Test” button.

Please call 303-963-5554 or e-mail  info@securehealthpartners.com for more information. 

Testing Available for individuals and corporate groups for simple results or travel authorization. Available tests include:

    • RAPID RT-PCR /Mid-Nasal /RT PCR /same-day results
    • LAB RT-PCR /Saliva /RT PCR Take-Home Test (results within 24-48 hours of lab receipt)
    • RAPID ANTIGEN /Mid-Nasal /same-day results
    • LAB RT-PCR NASOPHARYNGEAL /Nasal /RT PCR /results in two-four days

    Testing Sites By Business

    Auraria Campus Clinic

    Testing Requirements: If a member of the Auraria Campus community is experiencing symptoms associated with COVID-19, please call The Health Center for a telephone assessment: 303-615-9999

    • The medical provider will determine whether or not a COVID-19 test is warranted based on current testing criteria
    • If the telephone assessment determines that you require testing, the Health Center will share available testing times with you

    Drive-Thru COVID-19 Testing is not available to the general public (e.g., individuals who are not Auraria Campus students, faculty, and staff), due to supply limitations and alternative community testing options.

    Due to limited COVID-19 testing supplies nationally, Auraria students, faculty, and staff who are NOT experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, are NOT currently eligible for Drive-Thru COVID-19 Testing, and should not call the Health Center at Auraria.

    Colorado Coalition for the Homeless

    Stout Street Health Center
    Testing Requirements: Stout Street Health Center is operating a COVID-19 Triage Program for people experiencing homelessness (for established and non-established patients) to screen individuals who have symptoms consistent with the COVID-19 virus. These include fever, coughing, shortness of breath, potential exposure to others who have tested positive for the virus, and those with chronic conditions that make them more susceptible to the virus.

    • The triage team is testing patients who meet Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment’s (CDPHE) protocol: over 64 years of age, and those with any of the following chronic medical conditions: diabetes, chronic heart disease, chronic lung disease, and those taking immunosuppressive medications.

    Also testing at National Western and Coliseum Auxiliary Day/Night Shelters 

    Hospitals Conducting Internal Testing

    • Denver Health Medical Center
    • Rose Medical Center
    • Porter Adventist Hospital
    • Saint Joseph Hospital 

     *If you are aware of additional locations, please send the information to: mdeland@ncrhcc.org*


    More Testing Resources

    Mobile Testing 

    If you want a COVID-19 test, but are unable to access a testing site due to transportation, mobility, or financial limitations, we can come to you. Call 311 to find out if you qualify for a visit from the mobile testing team. They will ask you some questions to ensure you meet the requirements, and then you’ll be scheduled for a visit.

    Mobile testing is available five to six days per week during normal business hours by a team of medical professionals and support staff.

    Eligibility questions

    When callers reach 311 they will hear “if you are calling to see if you qualify for free mobile COVID-19 testing from the City & County of Denver, please press 7.”

    In order to receive a free COVID-19 test you must meet the following criteria:

    1. You believe you have symptoms of COVID-19 or have been told by Public Health that you are a close contact of a positive COVID-19 case; and
    2. are unable to travel to a COVID 19 testing facility; and
    3. are a resident of the City and County of Denver.

    If you can answer “yes” to these 3 items, please hold to speak to Denver Department of Public Health & Environment.” If you cannot answer “yes” to these 3 items, please hang up and go to Denvergov.org for more information.

    People who are undocumented are encouraged to get tested if they are symptomatic; ID is not required for our mobile testing program. We ask for name and DOB for records purposes – that is the only way we can confirm a person’s test results.

    If you are visiting a testing site, please call to confirm what is required for testing.

    Documentation Required for Testing

    Please have documentation that shows your name (may be current or expired). Name verification is required to identify individuals who have been tested multiple times. Examples of verification documents:

    • Photo ID
    • Passport (any country)
    • School ID
    • Library card
    • Consular ID card
    • A bill with your name on it
    • RTD pass with your name on it
    • Colorado Quest Card (EBT card) 

    Testing Accommodations

    If you need a sign language interpreter or CART Services, contact SignLanguageServices@denvergov.org with at least a three (3) business day notice. For other public accommodation requests/concerns related to a disability, please contact DisabilityAccess@denvergov.org.


    Contact Tracing

    What is Contact Tracing?

    Contact tracing is an effort where health workers identify sources of infection and inform others who've come in contact with such sources. Coupled with rigorous testing, contact tracing can counteract potential rising waves in infectious diseases. Contact tracing is part of the overall function of case management in public health.

    There are three main components to case management:

    • Interviews: Trained staff interview people who have been diagnosed with COVID-19 to determine who they may have been in close contact with during the time they were considered to have been infectious.
    • Contact tracing: Staff then warns these individuals, or contacts, of their potential exposure as quickly and sensitively as possible. In order to protect patient privacy, contacts are only informed that they may have been exposed to an individual with the infection. They are not told the identity of the person who may have exposed them. They are offered resources and support.
    • Contain: People who have had contact with a COVID-19 positive patient are provided with education, information, and support to understand their risk, what they should do to separate themselves from others, how to monitor themselves for illness, and the possibility that they could spread the infection to others even if they themselves do not feel ill. If a contact becomes symptomatic, the local public health department can be contacted to assist them in getting tested. If the contact tests positive for COVID-19, their recent contacts will be traced and informed, too.

    It is very important that residents help the health workers by answering the phone. Health workers will not ask any private questions about finances or social security numbers. 

    The process continues until everyone who has been exposed is isolated from others to reduce virus transmission. Contact tracing, coupled with rigorous testing, can counteract a potential second wave and prevent cases from spiking again.

    Denver Department of Public Health & Environment is not currently hiring or soliciting volunteers for Contact Tracing, as we are managing with internal and partner resources. If DDPHE does begin seeking volunteers or hiring staff for Contact Tracing, we will post a link on this page. Please check back in the future, and we appreciate all of the offers of support we have received thus far!

    Is Denver working with other cities?

    Since COVID-19 does not stop at jurisdictional boundaries, Denver will work with other regional local public health agencies to continue coordinating case investigations and to improve contact tracing. The partnership will help to ensure contact tracing will be complete and thorough.