Should I get tested?

Anyone with COVID-19 symptoms like cough, fever, or other respiratory problems should call their healthcare provider for guidance and separate themselves from others. Anyone who may have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 should quarantine for 14 days from the last date they were exposed. 

You should wait about seven days after you think you were exposed before you get tested to make sure there is enough of the virus for the test to find COVID-19 in your body. Even if you test negative for COVID-19 before the end of two weeks of quarantine, you should still stay home for the full 14 days, in case you get sick after your test. Find out where you can get tested at

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.

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: 855-963-3721

Colorado COVID Symptom Support Tool

Get text messages that support how to manage your symptoms, access care, and more by using the Colorado COVID Symptom Support tool. Review general questions and answers on the state’s FAQ page.

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1. Should I get tested?
2. If I have no symptoms, should I get tested for COVID-19?
3. What is the difference between the tests available?
4. What are the symptoms of COVID-19?
5. Should I get tested if I think I have been re-infected?
6. Where can I get tested?
7. Where can I get ongoing care including primary care if I am uninsured?
8. Are some private providers testing?
9. How much does it cost to get a COVID-19 test?
10. What about antibody/serologic testing?
11. Where can I find more testing resources and information?
12. What should I bring when I get tested?
13. How do I get my results from my test?
14. How soon will I get my results?
15. What is the difference between a rapid test and quick lab turn-around time?
16. How are rapid COVID-19 tests different from other tests?
17. What are the different types of rapid COVID-19 tests available?
18. When can rapid antigen testing be useful?
19. Where can I go to get rapid testing?
20. What questions should I ask the site that is conducting rapid testing?
21. What if I am being tested for travel?