New drive-up COVID-19 test available in Denver metro area

With health officials predicting an increase in COVID-19 cases in the fall and winter, new locations are opening in the Denver metro area to meet projected demand for testing.

On Tuesday, Douglas County and Stride Community Health Center launched a testing program that will offer drive-up testing at locations in Castle Rock, Parker, Lone Tree and Highlands Ranch. The test will be offered free of charge, thanks to federal Carr Act funding.

Liz Wilkinson, community testing liaison for STRIDE, said, “With we starting school, we pushed really hard to get these testing sites from September 1, and again with everything growing we needed a growing Anticipating. ”

The Douglas County site will offer nasal swab testing for people with COVID-19 symptoms, people who have direct exposure and healthcare workers, and first responders.

However, other sites are testing regardless of whether patients have symptoms. Colorado COVID-19 trial recently e. Evans Avenue and S. Monaco Parkway opened in the old K-Mart parking lot.

“If people feel they have been exposed or if they have symptoms, or if they have concerns that they may expose themselves to someone who may be in a vulnerable position, then we want to test Encourage the opportunity to opt for “Dr. With the Women’s Health Group at Wolin Thornton. Drive-up testing is also provided at their Thornton office.

Testing on the K-Mart site is covered by most private insurance plans and Medicare. Results are available within 24 to 48 hours and are directly texted or emailed to patients.

To pre-register for the trial in Douglas County, click here. To pre-register for the Colorado COVID-19 trial, click here.


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