How to get a COVID-19 test

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The CDC recommends that anyone with any signs or symptoms of COVID-19 get tested. Even if you have been vaccinated or have had COVID-19 in the past.

Find a free community testing site near you on our testing site map, or with the list below. 


Important information about At-Home COVID-19 test kits:

Ordering at-home COVID-19 test kits through covid.gov/tests will be suspended on Friday, September 2 since Congress has not voted for additional funding for the nation’s stockpile of tests. All households can place a maximum of three orders to receive 12 test kits in total, but tests are currently still available for those with low-vision and blindness.

Testing Sites 

Please visit the testing websites below to view hours of operation and pre-register. Results from your COVID-19 test can take between 2-3 days. All testing locations listed below will be closed on Thanksgiving Day.

LocationHours (subject to change)ProviderRegistration and Results Information
Aurora - Del Mar Park
12000 E. 6th Ave., Aurora
Located in the Del Mar Swimming Pool parking lot
Daily
8 a.m. – 6 p.m.


MAKO MedicalPre-register

Test Results
English | Spanish
Castle Rock - Robert A. Christensen Justice Center
4000 Justice Way, Castle Rock
Daily
8 a.m. –  6 p.m.
MAKO Medical

Pre-register

Test Results
English | Spanish
Centennial Hospital
14200 E Arapahoe Road,
Lot 8 in front of the hospital
Daily
8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
MAKO MedicalPre-register

Test Results
English | Spanish
Commerce City - Dick's Sporting Goods Park
6000 Victory Way
(Lot H, Enter at 60th and Quebec)
Daily
8 a.m. – 6 p.m.


CLOSED on the following dates for Stadium Events: 12/3,12/4, 12/10, 12/11 and 12/17

MAKO MedicalPre-register

Test Results
English | Spanish
Westminster - Front Range Community College
3705 W 112th Ave
(112th Ave & Stuart St.) in westmost/Library Parking Lot
Daily
8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
MAKO MedicalPre-register

Test Results
English I Spanish

Pharmacy Testing Sites
(Check map for locations and test types)

Days and hours vary by pharmacy location. See provider websites for more details.

Walgreens
CVS
Rapha Rx

Appointments and photo ID required


Registration and Results

MAKO Medical

  • Pre-registration is preferred and reduces wait times at the testing site.
  • No identification card, social security number, or insurance needed. 
  • Results: Get your test results within 3-4 business days by registering online on MAKO Medical's website, texting MAKO to 66349, or calling their testing customer service at 719-416-5857 between 6 a.m. - 8 p.m.
  • It is highly encouraged for parents to only test children 2+ years old but they will accommodate any patient that comes to test.
  • Review MAKO's Frequently Asked Questions about COVID-19 Testing

Walgreens

  • Costs may now apply. In some cases, your COVID-19 test may be available at no cost to you. However, due to recent changes to the federal eligibility criteria, beginning July 1 patients will be required to verify medical necessity in order to receive no-cost COVID-19 testing, either through their health plan or through a federal program, if uninsured. Medical necessity includes people who are symptomatic, have a high-risk condition, are pregnant, or have had a recent exposure to a confirmed positive COVID-19 case.
  • If you don’t meet medical necessity guidelines, payment may be due at the time of your drive-thru COVID-19 testing appointment. You should contact your insurer before scheduling to confirm the test meets coverage criteria. 
  • Registration and appointment are required. Make your appointment and check the hours at each site online at Walgreens.
  • Photo ID is required. Insurance may be requested, but insurance is not required.
  • At the time of your appointment, go to the pharmacy drive-thru (use the inside lane if there are multiple) or follow signs to the store’s designated testing area. Do not go into the store.
  • The minimum age to test is 3 years old. Any child under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian to test.
  • Results: Test results turnaround times will vary by location and type of test. Patients will be notified of their results online, by mail or phone call. PCR Laboratory Tests results are typically available within 48 hours. Rapid NAAT Test results are available within 2 hours.


Rapid At-Home COVID-19 Tests


Information on Rapid Tests

Where to get a Rapid At Home Test

  • Points of Distribution (PODs) in the Community (Free): Many locations across Colorado are partnering with health departments to give out at-home rapid antigen tests. Look for the blue markers on the Map of Test Distribution Locations to find a location near you. It is a good idea to call ahead to make sure the location still has tests.  
  • Free Tests Through Insurance
    - Health First Colorado (Medicaid) and Child Health Plan Plus (CHP+) will pay for at-home COVID-19 tests for members. You can get free at-home tests at participating pharmacies. Find a participating pharmacy near you!
    - If you have bought at-home rapid antigen tests, your health insurance might reimburse you. To learn more, visit the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services website.
  • Buy at a Pharmacy: Many types of at-home test kits can be purchased at local pharmacies for around $20. Most kits contain two tests, and current guidelines suggest taking multiple tests if you are symptomatic and test negative.

Important At-Home Testing Updates

  • Extended Expiration Dates: Many at-home test kits have expiration dates later than what is printed on the box. Both the iHealth and BinaxNOW test kits have extended expiration which can be checked on the FDA’s testing information website along with many other home tests.
  • Spot a Counterfeit Test: Some counterfeit tests exist and may not give you correct results. Learn more.

Information for After You Get Tested 

View our flyer, in English and Spanish, with details about isolating yourself from others while you are sick, taking care of yourself, getting vaccinated, and community support and resources available to people with COVID-19. For any questions about COVID-19, vaccines, testing, or resources, please call 303-220-9200. We are available from 8am-5pm, Monday-Friday.

If you would like more information about getting treatment for COVID-19, you can contact our COVID-19 Treatment Team at 720-200-1552 or covidtreatment@tchd.org.  More information about treatment can also be found on the CDPHE treatment webpage.