If you want a COVID-19 test, but are unable to access a testing site due to transportation, mobility, or financial limitations, we can come to you. Call 311 to find out if you qualify for a visit from the Wellness Winnie mobile testing unit. They will ask you some questions to ensure you meet the requirements, and then you’ll be scheduled for a visit.
The Wellness Winnie operates five to six days per week during normal business hours by a team of medical professionals and support staff.
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.
*If you are aware of additional locations, please send the information to: firstname.lastname@example.org*
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.
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.