Prevention, Testing and Treatment
Where to get Testing?
Tests are being performed at health care clinics, urgent care centers, and hospitals. Please call the clinic before showing up as they may require a telehealth screening before your arrival. Note that costs vary between providers and that they may have limited quantities of tests available.
United Way 2-1-1 also has a map of locations with COVID-19 testing.
Advanced Urgent Care
3950 W 144th Ave Broomfield, CO 80023
NextCare Urgent Care
4590 W 121st Broomfield, CO 80020
Broomfield Family Practice
1420 W Midway Blvd Broomfield, CO 80020
Clinica Family Health
1735 S Public Rd, Lafayette, CO 80026
The Women’s Health Group
9195 Grant St., Thornton, Colorado 80229
National Jewish Hospital
1400 Jackson Street, Colorado 80206
All appointments are booked online
Note that testing is administered between 13th & 14th Ave on Harrison Street
Community-based testing sites around the state can be found here. This list is maintained by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment and is updated regularly as new sites are added.
The City and County of Denver is expanding access to free, drive-up COVID-19 testing to anyone potentially exposed to the virus and those heading back to work during this current phase of recovery. With expanded access, people who do not currently have COVID-19 symptoms but believe they have been exposed to someone with COVID-19, or have been deemed essential by their employers, are now eligible to register for a free test.
Who should get tested
To learn if you are currently infected with COVID-19, viral tests are used. But not everyone needs this test. Most people will have mild illness and can recover at home without medical care and may not need to be tested. If you have symptoms of COVID-19 and want to get tested, it is recommended that you contact your healthcare provider first.
What kinds of tests are available
Two kinds of tests are available for COVID-19: viral tests and antibody tests.
- A viral test tells you if you have a current infection.
- An antibody test tells you if you had a previous infection
An antibody test may not be able to show if you have a current infection, because it can take 1-3 weeks to make antibodies after symptoms occur. We do not know yet if having antibodies to the virus can protect someone from getting infected with the virus again, or how long that protection might last.
Since COVID-19 may be transmitted from someone who is asymptomatic, Governor Polis is encouraging all Coloradans to wear a cloth face coverings or homemade masks when going out in public. Please DO NOT buy surgical masks; those are needed by healthcare workers and first responders. Read more FAQ’s on masks.