COVID-19 Testing Information

Community Test Sites for COVID-19 in El Paso County

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.

UCHealth Testing Tent

Where is it located?
175 S Union Blvd, Colorado Springs, CO (The tent site is in the parking lot east of the building.)
• This site is a drive-thru only testing site.

When is it open?
• Monday - Friday 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM; Saturday 9:00 AM to 1 PM
This site will be closed on Saturday, July 4.

Who can get tested here?
• No appointment or doctor’s referral is required to use this site.
• All individuals experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 within the last 3-5 days can be tested at this site.
• UCHealth asks that patients wear a mask to this site.

How do I get my results?
• Create an account at MyHealthConnection.uchealth.org and follow the directions below:
- After logging into your new account, click on Health Record and choose Test Results from the drop-down menu.
- The test is called “SARS CoV-2 NAAT”, which is your COVID-19 test. Click on it for results.

How much does it cost?
• Patients will be asked to present an insurance card if they have one, but you can use this site even if you don't have insurance. There is no charge to have this test done for people that don't have insurance at this time.

Other UCHealth Locations
• The North and Central UCHealth hospital locations have drive through sites for COVID-19 testing with slightly different criteria and hours than the 175 S Union location:
- To use these sites, patients must have a doctor’s order for testing or schedule a test through the MyHealthConnection App.
- To self-order testing through MHC, login and choose “Schedule COVID-19 Testing” under Quick Links and follow the prompts.
- These sites are open M-F 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Peak Vista Drive Thru Testing Site

Where is it located?
3205 North Academy, Colorado Springs, CO
• This site is a drive-thru only testing site.
• For more information or questions, please call 719-632-5700.

When is it open?
• Monday - Friday 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Who can get tested here?
• No appointment or doctor’s referral is required, and you do not need to be a patient of Peak Vista to use this site.
• Testing will be done for anyone over 12 years old with any of the following symptoms: fever, cough, shortness of breath, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, new loss of taste, new loss of smell.
-OR-
• Anyone needing a test before returning to work (even if they have no symptoms).

How do I get my results?
• A Peak Vista healthcare provider will call you with your results once they are ready.

How much does it cost?
• All patients are screened for a sliding fee scale discount at this site.
• The cost to administer the COVID-19 test is $69.

Additional Questions

What if I don’t qualify for testing at any of the sites listed here?
Call your primary care doctor if you cannot be tested at the sites above and feel that you need testing.

What if my children need to be tested?
Speak to your child’s pediatrician if you feel they need to be tested for COVID-19. They may be able to provide testing through their office or another lab. Children’s Hospital also offers drive-thru testing for children and their caregivers, but requires a referral from a pediatrician and scheduling an appointment.

What if I am a first responder or health care provider?
First responders and health care workers are welcome at both community sites listed above. There are other options available to workers in these fields through their employers. Speak with your supervisor to learn about any additional testing options that may be available.

Is Public Health offering testing?
El Paso County Public Health is offering some targeted COVID-19 testing to address health equity as well as coordinating with community partners to ensure testing is available broadly in the county. No COVID-19 testing is being offered at the Public Health Department location on Garden of the Gods Rd. In general, those seeking non-emergent testing should present to one of the options listed above or contact their primary care doctor. The State Health Department (CDPHE) has also partnered with Kaiser to provide testing and will accept qualifying El Paso County residents. To inquire about testing at this site, call 303-692-2700 and speak with a clinical consultant. They will provide information about the site if you meet their qualifications.