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UPDATE!! Pepsi Center Drive-up Testing

Starting on Sunday, September 13th, the Pepsi Center's Drive-up Testing site will be reducing capacity from eight lanes to four lanes of service. As a result, the public should expect longer wait times than usual. To avoid being turned away, it is recommended individuals plan accordingly and register ahead of time.

In order to get the testing you need, please be sure to:

  1. Check with your primary care doctor first for testing
  2. Register as soon as possible for testing at the Pepsi Center, through September 30th.

The City and County of Denver maintains a calendar of Community Testing Events, including permanent Aurora and Adams County locations in our Regional Testing Information section, below.

City and County of Denver Testing

Expanded Community Testing Calendar


Pepsi Center Drive-up Testing

Register for Free COVID-19 Testing! Anyone living or working in Denver can register to get tested for Coronavirus regardless of symptoms, insurance, or immigration status.

ASL Video Instructions For Drive-Up Testing Registration Form

Web Form Page 1
Web Form Page 2

 

Testing Location

Pepsi Center, 1000 Chopper Circle 
Enter at 7th Ave & Auraria (View Map)
Open 7 days a week except for holidays. Drive-thru only.
8 am - 4 pm on Weekdays
8 am - 12 pm on Weekends


Anyone living or working in Denver can get tested, regardless of symptoms. Testing is by appointment only and you can register online and plan to get tested within 24 hours of registration.

  • You do not need medical insurance to get tested.
  • You will be asked to show a document with your name. The personal information you provide is confidential and is only used to ensure proper follow-up after your test result. Your test results will only be shared with the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment and Denver Department of Public Health & Environment.
    • 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)
  • The results are available in 5+ business days, due to the national testing volumes being processed by LabCorp
  • If you suspect you have contracted COVID-19 but are unable to access the drive-up testing site due to transportation, mobility, or financial limitations dial 311 to see whether you are eligible for mobile testing.


Video Instructions For Drive-Up Testing Registration Form

Web Form Page 1


Web Form Page 2


What To Expect After Testing

The test is a PCR nasal swab — the gold-standard polymerase chain reaction test. This test will NOT tell you if you had COVID in the past. If you do not currently have COVID-19, this test is not for you and it will not provide accurate results.

The test takes just a couple of minutes. The patient will swab their own nose – circling the swab three times in each nostril. Individuals will be responsible for administering the swab themselves to speed up the process and increase safety.

The newest tests are not as invasive as they were previously. It is safer and faster for both patients and staff if the patients administer the swab themselves. If individuals are unable to administer the swab themselves because of a disability, the staff will assist. There will be a video to demonstrate how patients will administer the nasal swab.

Test Results will be available to you approximately 5 days after your testing at the Pepsi Center. Test results can be found on the LabCorp website, please visit www.labcorp.com to register or download the LabCorp app.  If you do not have internet access, you can call the Pepsi Center COVID-19 Testing Site Call Center at 303-389-1876 to receive your results over the phone. Please plan to provide your name, date of birth, and your test number on the sticker located on this handout.  The Call Center agent will not be able to provide your results without all three pieces of information. Due to the high volume of COVID testing taking place at the Pepsi Center, the Call Center is experiencing high call volumes, and wait times may be longer than expected. We thank you for your patience.

The personal information you provide is confidential and is only used to ensure proper follow-up after your test result. Your test results will only be shared with the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment and Denver Department of Public Health & Environment. There is a consent form on the site to collect demographic information but no personal information.

Read our Notice of Privacy Practices for Health Data.

There is no cost. However, if you have a health care provider, you are encouraged to seek testing through your provider first.

This is a drive-up testing site and people will be waiting in their vehicles. Wait times will depend upon volume and we expect it to vary throughout the day. 

We are discouraging people from showing up in advance of 8 a.m. as there is no place for vehicles to wait.  The Denver Police Department traffic operations will be managing the site entrance off of Auraria and no vehicles will be allowed to wait in line on Auraria. 

Pedestrians and cyclists are allowed to be tested. However, due to the fact that the testing facility is intended for those experiencing symptoms, we hope to limit walk-ins at the site as they may risk exposing others.

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.

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.


Broomfield

Free drive-Thru COVID-19 Testing in Broomfield

  • WHEN: Every Tuesday from 2:00-6:00 p.m. through September 8th
  • 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 

If individuals do not have symptoms but are interested in COVID-19 testing, visit alternative Testing Sites

  • Other information
    • Rapid Result Antigen Testing Results - Anticipating Same-Day Results  
    • No identification or insurance information required
    • If under 15, a guardian must be present and consent 
    • Testing available while supplies last

For more information, please visit the Broomfield Public Health and Environment website.

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 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:

All appointments for the antibody test 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.

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:

 

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.

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 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 dph_outbreak@dhha.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.