Across the City, there are multiple hospitals, state and local labs, and private labs capable of conducting the testing of swabs for COVID-19. To find a location near you, call 311 or view the information at the bottom of this page.
The City and County of Denver has set up a free, drive-up testing site on the parking area of the Pepsi Center. Anyone experiencing COVID-19 symptoms or who has been exposed to someone who tested positive can register to be tested, particularly if they don’t have access to a healthcare provider. Results will be available online with a few days. Denver Department of Public Health and Environment (DDPHE) will follow up with all those who test positive for contact tracing purposes.
The testing site will be open seven days a week except for holidays between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Please arrive no later than 4 p.m.
The city is offering mobile testing to homebound individuals through the Wellness Winnie.
A team in the Wellness Winnie is visiting the homes of individuals who sign up for COVID-19 testing through the Denver Department of Public Health and Environment. The Wellness Winnie is for people who suspect they have contracted COVID-19 but are truly unable to access tests on their own due to transportation, mobility, or financial limitations. The team includes a medical professional, as well as support staff for paperwork and driving.
To find out if you qualify for this service, contact 311. 311 operators are available Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. They will ask you some questions to ensure you meet the requirements, and then you’ll be scheduled for a visit.
The Winnie is planned to operate for five to six days per week, during normal business hours.
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:
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 another testing site, please call to confirm what is 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:
Contact tracing, coupled with rigorous testing, can counteract a potential second wave and prevent cases from spiking again. Contact tracing is part of the overall function of case management in public health. There are three main components to case management:
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!
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.
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The city is gradually moving from an emergency response phase into one of relief and recovery. As of Wednesday, May 6, 2020, face coverings are mandatory while inside of or waiting in line to enter any retail or commercial business, or any location or facility offering government of health care services, and waiting for or riding on public transportation.
On May 9, 2020, many businesses will be allowed to re-open with 50% of employees if able to maintain six-foot physical distancing, abide by the face covering order and other guidelines.
Everyone is urged to stay at home unless absolutely necessary. We know this is a big ask of our residents and businesses, but it is a necessary step to ensure the health and safety of our community.
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
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.
COHELP@RMPDC.org (answers in English only)
If you need medical attention, contact a health care provider.