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City and County of Denver Testing

Who should get tested?

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

Where should you get tested?

  • If you are insured:
    If you have health insurance, please schedule an appointment with your primary care provider or an urgent care facility. 
  • For the uninsured:
    If you do not have insurance, or are underinsured, and are concerned you have been exposed, get tested at no cost to you at a community testing site. If you are homebound, 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. 

PLEASE ARRIVE EARLY TO CITY TESTING SITES

Each site monitors the number of cars waiting for tests to ensure the safety of the surrounding traffic area and those waiting in line. From time to time, the site will curtail additional cars from getting in line for safety reasons. Please check alerts on this page before you arrive at your site of choice.

Temporary Changes to Testing Schedule

Please note that our Community Testing Site schedule has changed for the week of November 23. Resources are being shifted from the Paco Sanchez site to stand up and launch a new site at Ruby Hill park on November 23. The Paco site will be temporarily closed from November 23-29 to accommodate this work.

The sites at Green Valley Ranch and Denver Human Services will continue regular operations. All sites will be closed on Thursday and Friday, November, 26 and 27 for Thanksgiving and a citywide furlough day.

Please check the calendar below for details by date.

Community Testing

To see a more expanded view of this calendar on your computer, click 'Agenda' and then 'Monthly.’ On a mobile device, click the down arrow, then ‘Monthly.’ To register online, click the event title and then "Register Now for Drive-up Testing".

*We are working to add testing sites, please check back for additional options. Not all testing sites require pre-registration, please read details for each location. Denver’s community testing locations will be closed on city holidays and furlough days.  Please note that sites may close early for a variety of reasons. Check here for updates.*


Please note that Denver’s community testing sites are meant to serve those who do not have insurance or access to testing. We urge those who have insurance to not utilize community testing sites; 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. Thank you, Denver, for doing your part!


Learn About the Drive-through Testing Process


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.

Additional 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.

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. With testing sites located across the state, COVIDCheck Colorado provides testing to both asymptomatic and symptomatic participants. CovidCheck Colorado also offers individuals with positive test results a telehealth consultation from a certified clinician at no additional cost.

Register for a test

Locations:

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

Cherry Creek High School
4700 South Yosemite Street
Greenwood Village, CO, USA

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

North High School
3125 Eliot Street
Denver, CO 80211

Mountain Range High School
12500 Huron Street
Westminster, CO 80234

St. Vrain Valley Schools Innovation Center
33 Quail Road
Longmont, CO 80504

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

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.

Testing takes place at the Globeville Community Church located next to Clinica Tepeyac.

Address:
5039 Lincoln St

Hours:

Tuesdays 
1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Thursdays
8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

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.

FREE COVID-19 Test
Free Flu Vaccines (while supplies last)

Location: 
Harrington School Parking Lot
37th Ave between Josephine & York Streets

Hours:
Saturdays 9 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

 

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:

 

The City and County of Denver has enacted the "Adoption of Level Red-Severe Risk" Public Health Order. Effective at 5 p.m. Friday, November 20, the State is requiring Denver to adopt greater restrictions pursuant to the amended Colorado Public Health Order

All public and private gatherings of people who are not members of a single household are prohibited except for limited purposes.

Denver’s tougher face-covering mandate, issued on October 16, 2020, is also still in effect until further notice.

Sign up for Colorado’s Exposure Notifications Service!

One of the key tools to fight COVID-19 and slow its spread is right in your pocket. CO Exposure Notifications is a free and voluntary service developed in partnership with Google and Apple that can notify users of possible exposure to COVID-19. 


Need to report a single case of COVID-19 in an employee?

The Denver Department of Public Health & Environment (DDPHE), Denver’s local public health department, is coordinating with local, state, and federal agencies as well as other local partners to provide accurate information about COVID-19. We are continually augmenting the City of Denver’s response plans for COVID-19 and taking measures to reduce local transmission, share resources, and provide accurate communication.

Please review and adhere to these requirements in the event of a single suspected or confirmed case of COVID-19 in an employee.


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 (2 or more cases) 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 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.