Getting Tested

Overview

Getting tested helps slow the spread of COVID-19. It’s easy to get a free, fast, and safe COVID-19 test. 

If you feel sick or have symptoms of COVID-19, it is important to get tested. At-home tests are reliable, however if your at-home test is negative and you're still experiencing symptoms, you should get a test at a healthcare provider.

Find community testing sites near you


Denver COVID-19 Testing Sites

Community Testing Sites

All City Stadium South
1495 S. Race St., Denver, CO 80210

  • M-W 7:00am - 5:00pm
  • Th-Fri 7:00am - 1:00pm
  • Every other Sat. 7:00am - 12:00pm

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George Washington High School
655 South Monaco Pkwy., Denver, CO 80224
Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-5 p.m.

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Ascension Catholic Church
14050 Maxwell Pl., Denver, CO 80239
Monday-Friday: 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. (closed 3:30 - 4:30p.m.); Saturday, 7 a.m.-noon

Register Here 

Pharmacy Testing Sites

Appointments are required at all pharmacy testing locations. Each pharmacy is offering testing at multiple locations.

CVS Pharmacy - Register here

Health Mart - Register here

Walgreens - Register here

Walmart Testing Sites (Quest Diagnostic) - Register here

Testing Sites Outside of Denver

Aurora Center for Active Adults - Del Mar
30 West Del Mar Cir., Aurora, CO 80011
Daily, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

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Justice Center
4000 Justice Way, Castle Rock, CO 80109
Daily, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.

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Centennial Hospital
14200 E. Arapahoe Rd. Centennial, CO 80112
Daily, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.

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Jefferson County Fairgrounds
15200 W. 6th Ave. Frontage Rd., Golden, CO 80401
Monday-Friday 7 a.m.- 5 p.m., Saturday 7 a.m-.12 p.m.

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Colorado School of Mines
1922 Jones Rd., Golden, CO 80401
Monday-Friday 7 a.m.-1 0a.m., 3 p.m.-5 p.m., Saturday 7 a.m.-noon

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Sky Ridge Campus - Southernmost Lot
10101 Ridgegate Pkwy. Lone Tree, CO 80124
Daily 8 a.m.-6 p.m.

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Westminster - Front Range Community College
3705 West 112th Avenue, Westminster, CO 80031
Daily 8 a.m.-6 p.m.

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At-home Testing

The City and County of Denver partnered with the State of Colorado to distribute BinaxNOW over-the-counter tests at City and County of Denver Recreation Centers. View testing instructions here(PDF, 166KB).  

Test to Treat program

As of March 2022, Denver residents can use the new federal Test to Treat program to seek antiviral treatment for COVID-19. In this program, people can get tested for COVID-19, get a prescription for treatment from a health care provider (if appropriate) and have their prescription filled. People who receive COVID-19 test results through at-home tests or another testing site can also use a Test to Treat location to receive a prescription for oral antivirals.

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.