Testing Sites and Information
Call 911 or go to an emergency room if you are having a medical emergency. Tell the 911 dispatcher your symptoms. For COVID-19, a medical emergency means severe respiratory symptoms such as increased shortness of breath or breathing difficulties. Only go to an emergency room if you are having a medical emergency, not to be tested.
- Upcoming Testing Events
- Should I get tested?
- Where can I get tested?
- How much do tests cost?
- What about antibody/ serologic testing?
Below are the upcoming free testing locations. Find additional testing sites under the “Where can I get tested” tab.
Call your healthcare provider and go to a testing site if you have symptoms of COVID-19. It is important for you to get tested if you were around someone who tested positive, even if you are symptom-free.
|FREE Testing Site||Location||Things to know before you go|
|STRIDE Community Health Center|
STRIDE CHC- Del Mar 10680 Del Mar Parkway Aurora, CO 80010
Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.– 1 p.m.or until testing supplies are depleted. Anyone with symptoms can be tested with or without insurance; cost is not a barrier.
Bring your photo ID and, if you have insurance, your insurance card. Get more details at stridechc.org/covid-19.
|STRIDE Community Health Center||Smoky Hill High School|
16100 E Smoky Hill Rd, Aurora, CO 80015
Wednesday, July 15, 22, and 29 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Available to anyone with symptoms. Healthcare workers, first responders, and nursing home workers can get tested regardless of symptoms.
A photo ID and Insurance Card (if applicable) are required. Uninsured individuals are welcome. Get more details at stridechc.org/covid-19.
|Salud Family Health Centers|
|Testing is available from 8-11 a.m. Find locations at www.saludclinic.org/covid-testing|
or call 303-697-2583.
|Rising Star Missionary Baptist Church|
1500 South Dayton Street, Denver, CO 80247 (Corner of Florida and Dayton)
Find additional dates and times for FREE testing on the event flyer. For questions, call 720-441-4212
Pepsi Center, 1000 Chopper Circle; Enter at 7th Ave and Auraria
|Register online before going to get tested. Testing is available to anyone with symptoms or who has been exposed to someone who has tested positive.|
|eTrueNorth||Various locations||Make an appointment by selecting a testing site at www.DoINeedaCOVID19test.com|
|City of Thornton Fire Department||City of Thornton Infrastructure Maintenance Center, back parking lot.||Make an appointment at www.gocot.net/covid19testing|
|Adams County||Various||Testing available for undocumented and uninsured. You must be referred by a trusted partner. Review the flyer for more information in English or Spanish.|
Individuals with insurance
Call or email your healthcare provider, or a telehealth line or nurseline, to get their advice before going to any health facility. Ask about private lab sites where you can get tested.
Individuals with no insurance
The CovidLine is a free hotline for COVID-19 screening and telehealth service for Adams, Arapahoe, and Douglas County residents who may not have insurance. CovidLine Telephone Hotline:
- Local: 720-902-9449
- Toll-free: 1-855-963-3721
Colorado COVID Symptom Support Tool
Testing Questions and Answers
|Should I get tested if I think I have been re-infected?|
|Check with your healthcare provider if you think you have been re-exposed.|
As COVID-19 continues to circulate, individuals who had a positive COVID-19 test may be re-exposed to the virus. Many questions about immunity after infection remain and scientific studies are underway to determine whether someone who had an infection before can get be reinfected.
|If I have no symptoms, should I get tested for COVID-19 by PCR/nasal swab test?|
As testing capacity continues to expand, health care providers may consider testing people who have no symptoms. The goal of testing would be to identify COVID-19 positive people who were not aware they were infected. Asymptomatic testing might be helpful with anyone how is:
A negative test on a particular day does not guarantee that a person will not develop COVID-19 at any point in the future. In addition, a negative test cannot clear someone from quarantine if they had been in close contact with someone known to have COVID-19.
Call your health care provider before going to the clinic or hospital to be tested. Ask your provider or local clinic if they offer telehealth visits, or call one of Colorado’s nurselines.
Currently, we do not test or directly collect samples for testing. Your healthcare provider may send you to a place that has testing available. Most testing sites require a referral and to schedule an appointment ahead of time. Check the details of each testing site online for the most up-to-date information.
Community Testing Sites
- Denver’s Pepsi Center Drive Up Testing Site: Register online before going to get tested
- Find additional testing sites from 2-1-1 and the state community testing site map
- Douglas County has a webpage for their testing locations
Community Health Centers
These clinics accept patients regardless of insurance status.
- STRIDE Community Health Center provides telehealth and testing for the general public
- Clinica Family Health provides telehealth and testing for current patients and the general public at their Lafayette location
- Salud Family Health Centers provide telehealth and testing for current patients.
- Peak Vista Community Health Centers provide telehealth and testing for current patients and the general public in El Paso County.
Private provider testing for the public
The following private providers have indicated that they are able to provide COVID-19 testing. For more information, please contact these companies directly. Because they are private providers and not operated by the State of Colorado, neither the state nor the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment is responsible for the information about or operations of these testing sites:
|Additional testing sites can be found on the 211 Community Testing Site Locator|
How much should I expect to pay to get tested?
- COVID testing is covered by all major insurance plans. Contact your health insurer for specific information.
- For assistance with disputing medical bills first contact your insurer, and if problems continue to exist you can reach out to the Colorado Consumer Health Initiative’s (CCHI) Consumer Assistance Program or the Colorado Division of Insurance
Additional Testing Cost Resources
- Policy Directives for COVID-19 Testing During the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency, Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA)
- Frequently asked questions regarding the FFCRA, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (the CARES Act)
Use caution when deciding to get tested for COVID-19 antibodies. The tests being marketed vary greatly in quality and accuracy and it is difficult for the public to determine which tests are better.
Beware of emails and posts selling antibody tests. There are multiple scams or unscrupulous companies trying to mislead the public with misinformation. At this time, the FDA has not authorized any COVID-19 test to be completely used and processed at home.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is conducting research studies with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and National Institutes of Health (NIH) to evaluate certain antibody tests and those results have not been released.
At this time, antibody tests should not be used to diagnosis current COVID-19 infection. Having a positive antibody test does not necessarily mean that you have immune protection against infection.
Additional testing resources and information
- Testing for COVID-19, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
- Testing for COVID-19, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- COVID-19 and Insurance in Colorado: https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/dora/covid-19-and-insurance