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Drive-Up Testing Closed 4th of July Weekend

Drive-up testing will be closed from Friday, July 3rd through Monday, July 6th.

Anyone living or working in Denver can register to get tested for Coronavirus regardless of symptoms, insurance, or immigration status.


ASL Video Instructions For Drive-Up Testing Registration Form


Testing Location

Pepsi Center Free Drive-through Test Site
Drive-thru only
Pepsi Center, 1000 Chopper Circle 
Enter at 7th Ave & Auraria (View Map)
8 a.m. – 5 p.m., 7 days a week
Closed holidays
Gates close at 4:30 pm

NOTE: This is a drive-up testing site and people will be waiting in their vehicles. Wait times will depend upon volume and we expect it to vary throughout the day. 

We are discouraging people from showing up in advance of 8 a.m. as there is no place for vehicles to wait.  The Denver Police Department traffic operations will be managing the site entrance off of Auraria and no vehicles will be allowed to wait in line on Auraria. 

Pedestrians and cyclists are allowed to be tested. However, due to the fact that the testing facility is intended for those experiencing symptoms, we hope to limit walk-ins at the site as they may risk exposing others.

Please note that you will NOT be admitted to the site after 4:30 p.m. so that we can accommodate all guests.


What To Know Before You Register

  • Anyone living or working in Denver can get tested, regardless of symptoms.
  • Testing is by appointment only. Register online and plan to get tested within 24 hours of registration.
  • You do not need medical insurance to get tested.
  • You will be asked to show a document with your name. The personal information you provide is confidential and is only used to ensure proper follow-up after your test result. Your test results will only be shared with the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment and Denver Department of Public Health & Environment.
    • 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)
  • The results are available in 3-4 business days
  • If you suspect you have contracted COVID-19 but are unable to access the drive-up testing site due to transportation, mobility, or financial limitations click here or dial 311 to see whether you are eligible for mobile testing.

The personal information you provide is confidential and is only used to ensure proper follow-up after your test result. Your test results will only be shared with the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment and Denver Department of Public Health & Environment. There is a consent form on the site to collect demographic information but no personal information.

Read our Notice of Privacy Practices for Health Data.

There is no cost. However, if you have a health care provider, you are encouraged to seek testing through your provider first.

The test is a PCR nasal swab — the gold-standard polymerase chain reaction test. This test will NOT tell you if you had COVID in the past. If you do not currently have COVID-19, this test is not for you and it will not provide accurate results.

The test takes just a couple of minutes. The patient will swab their own nose – circling the swab three times in each nostril. Individuals will be responsible for administering the swab themselves to speed up the process and increase safety.

The newest tests are not as invasive as they were previously. It is safer and faster for both patients and staff if the patients administer the swab themselves. If individuals are unable to administer the swab themselves because of a disability, the staff will assist. There will be a video to demonstrate how patients will administer the nasal swab.

 

After You Get Tested

  • You will receive a handout with instructions about accessing your results.
  •  Results will be available via an online platform or over the phone.
  • If you have a positive result:
    • You will be contacted by the public health team. This is to make sure you have the care you need. They’ll also help you safely isolate yourself at home so you don’t infect others.
    • They will also ask about your contacts. These are people you have been close to, like people you live with. Your contacts will have to stay quarantined until they know they aren’t sick.
  • If your test is negative:
    • You must still be careful. You can still get infected.
    • If you test negative and have COVID-19 symptoms later, take the test again. You might have gotten infected after you took the test
  • ASL Post COVID-19 Testing: What Do I Do Now? Video

Results will be received in approximately 5 business days.

Patients can register on the Labcorp.com website or download the LabCorp app to check their results. This is the fastest and easiest way to get results.

If you do not have internet access or prefer not to register with LabCorp to obtain your COVID test results, you may call the Denver Health NurseLine at 303-389-1876. Nurseline will ask for your name, birthdate, and the contact ID number on the sticker of your Patient Information handout.

 Download the Patient Information Handout (PDF)



 
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:


 

With Safer at Home underway and the phased loosening of state restrictions continuing, business and leisure activities are resuming in Denver. Face coverings continue to be mandatory while inside of or waiting in line to enter any retail or commercial business, or any location or facility offering government or health care services and while waiting for or riding on public transportation.

Businesses have been allowed to reopen with 50 percent of employees if they are able to maintain six-foot physical distancing, abide by the face-covering order and other guidelines.

While we are all still safer at home, we are also able to practice greater social distancing in our vast outdoors than in confined indoor spaces. Much of Colorado is now open with restrictions to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and protect those at highest risk for severe illness.

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.