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Mobile Testing 

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.

What are the eligibility criteria for mobile testing?  What will they ask me? 

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:

  1. You believe you have symptoms of COVID-19 or have been told by Public Health that you are a close contact of a positive COVID-19 case; and
  2. are unable to travel to a COVID 19 testing facility; and
  3. are a resident of the City and County of Denver.

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.

If you need a sign language interpreter or CART Services, contact SignLanguageServices@denvergov.org with at least a three (3) business day notice. For other public accommodation requests/concerns related to a disability, please contact DisabilityAccess@denvergov.org.

Documentation 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:

  • 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) 

Contact Tracing

What is Contact Tracing?

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:

  • Interviews: Trained staff interview people who have been diagnosed with COVID-19 to determine who they may have been in close contact with during the time they were considered to have been infectious.
  • Contact tracing: Staff then warn these individuals, or contacts, of their potential exposure as quickly and sensitively as possible. In order to protect patient privacy, contacts are only informed that they may have been exposed to an individual with the infection. They are not told the identity of the person who may have exposed them. They are offered resources and support.
  • Contain: People who have had contact with a COVID-19 positive patient are provided with education, information, and support to understand their risk, what they should do to separate themselves from others, how to monitor themselves for illness, and the possibility that they could spread the infection to others even if they themselves do not feel ill. If a contact becomes symptomatic, the local public health department can be contacted to assist them in getting tested. If the contact tests positive for COVID-19, their recent contacts will be traced and informed, too.

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!

Is Denver working with other cities?

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.


COVID-19 Testing Locations: City and County of Denver

*If you are aware of additional locations, please send the information to: mdeland@ncrhcc.org

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.
Online Visit Scheduling Portal

Times & Locations:

  • Brighton:
    7 days a week, 10:00am – 2:00pm
    2801 Purcell Street
    Brighton, CO 80601
  • Stapleton:
    Monday – Friday, 10:00am – 2:00pm
    3890 Quebec St., Ste A & B
    Denver, CO 80207
  • Lafayette:
    Monday – Friday, 10:00am – 2:00pm
    297 US-287 Ste 110
    Lafayette, CO 80026
  • Broomfield:
    Monday – Friday, 10:00am – 2:00pm
    3950 W 144th Ave
    Broomfield, CO 80023

 

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.

  • Denver: 8:00am - 11:00pm
    6895 E. Hampden Avenue
    Denver, CO 80224
  • Littleton: 9:00am - 9:00pm Daily
    101 West Mineral Avenue, Suite 105
    Littleton, CO 80120
  • Thornton: 9:00am - 9:00pm
    3212 East 104th Avenue
    Thornton, CO 80233

Testing Requirements:

COVID-19 drive-through testing available at all of our locations with appointments only.

Schedule COVID-19 Testing

Times & Locations:

  • Denver: Leetsdale
    Monday-Sunday 8 am-8 pm
    850 S. Monaco Pkwy
    Denver, CO 80224
  • Denver: Speer
    Monday-Sunday 8 am-8 pm
    777 E Speer Blvd
    Denver, CO 80203
  • Denver: East
    Monday-Sunday 8 am-8 pm
    1295 Colorado Blvd.
    Denver, CO 80206
  • Denver: Highlands
    Monday-Sunday 8 am-8 pm
    3800 Irving St.
    Denver, CO 80211
  • Denver: Cherry Creek
    Monday-Sunday 8 am-8 pm
    760 S. Colorado Blvd.
    Denver, CO 80246

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.

CareNow Urgent Care
All locations open Monday - Friday 8:00am - 7:00pm and Saturday - Sunday 8:00am - 5:00pm.

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 $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.

  • Aurora
    5620 S. Parker Rd
    Aurora, CO 80015
  • Denver: DU
    1405 E Evans Ave
    Denver, CO 80210
  • Denver: Stapleton
    3001 N. Havana Street
    Denver, CO 80238
  • Littleton
    7600 W Quincy Ave
    Littleton, CO 80123
  • Parker
    11339 S Pikes Peak Dr
    Parker, CO 80138

Testing Requirements:

Only those with symptoms

Times & Locations:

Drive-through testing

Monday-Friday
9 a.m. to noon, or until daily testing supplies run out

Lafayette location only:
1735 S. Public Road,
Lafayette, CO

For questions, please call (303) 650-4460.
https://www.clinica.org/

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.

Locations vary

Testing Requirements:

All appointments for antibody must be booked online only unless the patient has a physician referral. National Jewish Health’s team cannot help patients online and will redirect them to their website.

Schedule your appointment online.

Testing Hours:

  • Monday through Saturday
    7:40am - 4:00pm 
  • Sunday
    9 am-3 pm

Location:

1400 Jackson Street,
Denver, CO 80206. 

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 – indicated below.

Locations:

  • Arvada
    7380 West 52nd Avenue
    Arvada, Colorado 80002
  • Aurora: (Rapid Testing Available)
    18890 E Hampden Ave
    Aurora, Colorado 80013
  • Broomfield: (Rapid Testing Available)
    4590 W 121st Ave
    Broomfield, Colorado 80020
  • Longmont
    2144 Main Street #8
    Longmont, Colorado 80501
  • Thornton
    9720 Grant Street
    Thornton, Colorado 80229

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.

Kiowa: Tuesday - Friday from 8:00am - 5:00pm
Peak Vista Health Center
320 Comanche Street
Kiowa, CO 80117

Peak Vista Community Health Centers - Elbert County

Press release with additional information

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

Times & Location:

Lakewood:
9:00am – 12:00pm & 1:00pm – 4:00pm
8500 West Colfax Avenue
Lakewood, Colorado 80215

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.

Hours of Operation:

  • Monday – Friday:  9 AM until supplies are depleted
  • Saturday:  9 AM-Noon (or while testing supplies last)

Locations:

Aurora:
STRIDE CHC- Aurora Health & Wellness Plaza
10680 Del Mar Parkway
Aurora, CO  80010

Wheat Ridge:
STRIDE CHC - Jeffco Family Health Services Center
7495 W. 29th Avenue
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033

Aurora:
STRIDE CHC - South Aurora Family Health Services
15132 E. Hampden Avenue
Aurora, CO 80014

Testing Requirements:  Drive-up testing available. Call ahead of time to make an appointment: 303-280-2229.

Offering infection and antibody testing. Insurance accepted. Self pay: $95.00 testing fee via credit card only. Results provided within 3 full business days.

Thornton: Monday through Friday from 10:00am - 3:00pm
9195 Grant Street
Thornton, CO 802229
Follow the signs for testing entrance. From Grant St. turn onto N. Suburban Drive and follow the signs

The Women’s Health Group

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. 

Times & Locations

  • Aurora
    Monday - Friday from 8:00am - 7:00pm
    Saturday - Sunday from 8:00am - 5:00pm
    Check-in Online
    1250 South Buckley Road North
    Aurora, CO 80017
  • Westminster
    Monday - Friday from 8:00am - 7:00pm
    Saturday - Sunday from 8:00am - 5:00pm
    Check-in Online
    5165 West 72nd Avenue
    Westminster, CO 80030

June 2020 Expanded Community Testing

10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Saturday, June 13

Montbello High School
5000 Crown Blvd.

10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Thursday, June 18

Sam’s Club
7805 E. 35th Ave.

9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Saturday, June 20

New Hope Baptist Church
3701 Colorado Blvd.

9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Tuesday, June 9 & Tuesday, June 23

The Center for African American Health
3350 Hudson St.

9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Saturday, June 27

Rising Star Missionary Baptist Church
1500 S. Dayton St.

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 
 
 

 

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.