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City and County of Denver Testing

Learn about your COVID-19 testing options

People who feel sick or are concerned they have been exposed to COVID-19 should get tested.

If you have health insurance, please schedule an appointment with your primary care provider or an urgent care facility. If you aren’t feeling well, connecting with your doctor allows you to get the appropriate plan of care based on your specific symptoms, including testing for COVID-19, influenza, or other conditions as clinically indicated by your healthcare professional.

If you do not have insurance and are concerned you have been exposed to COVID-19, get tested for free at a community testing site listed below.

Expanded Community Testing Calendar

We are working to expand our testing capacity. Please check back for additional options in the future. 

*Community testing locations will be closed on all City recognized holidays and scheduled furlough days*


Looking for other locations outside of Denver and across Colorado?

Visit the State of Colorado's testing map to find testing locations in your area.


Regional Testing Information

Testing Sites By Location

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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/.

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

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.

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.

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/.

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.

Testing Requirements:
Only those with symptoms

Times & Locations:
Drive-through testing

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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/.

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/.

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/.

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/.

Testing Sites for Specific Groups

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.

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 

  • 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

 
Additional Testing Information

View more testing information, including how to see if you are eligible for mobile testing and more by, visiting the page below:

 

As of October 27, 2020 the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment (CDPHE) has moved the City and County of Denver to the more restrictive Safer at Home Dial Level 3.

With the move to Safer at Home Level 3, Denver is now under more strict, state mandated, restrictions. Face coverings are still mandatory while inside any public space, including businesses and government buildings and while waiting for or riding on public transportation. Face coverings are now also required in outdoor settings, when an individual is with others outside of their household and when proper social distancing cannot be maintained.

Businesses must reduce their operating capacity to 25 percent. They must ensure they are able to maintain six-foot physical distancing, as well as abide by the face-covering order and other guidelines.

While we are all still safer at home, we are on a path that will move us into the Stay at Home phase again. We MUST adhere to restrictions in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and protect those at highest risk for severe illness.

Need to report a COVID-19 outbreak?

The Denver Department of Public Health & Environment and Denver Public Health are committed to collaborating with local businesses and organizations to investigate and control COVID-19 outbreaks.

To report an outbreak of COVID-19 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 we follow-up, please email ddpheoutbreak@denvergov.org or dph_outbreak@dhha.org, or call 3-1-1 (720-913-1311).

Have Questions or Looking For More Information?

To report an issue or for additional questions and assistance, please contact us at:

Within Denver, dial 3-1-1

Outside of Denver, dial 720-913-1311


 CO-HELP

Colorado’s call line for general questions about COVID-19 provides answers in many languages including English, Spanish (Español), Mandarin (普通话), and more.

303-389-1687 or
1-877-462-2911

COHELP@RMPDC.org (answers in English only)

 If you need medical attention, contact a health care provider.