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.

Community Based Drive-Thru Testing Site

Located at the Citadel Mall in the parking lot just south of JCPenney
750 Citadel Dr. E, Colorado Springs

Testing is encouraged for people experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, first responders, health care workers, critical infrastructure employees and individuals who work in congregate settings.

When is it open?
• Tuesday - Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Who can get tested here?
• First responders, health care workers, critical infrastructure employees and individuals who work in congregate settings
AND
• Anyone experiencing COVID-19 symptoms (2 years of age or older)

How much does it cost?
• Testing is free
• No insurance or referral is required

How do I get my results?
• Results are reported online through a patient account
• For results, text MAKO to 66349
or
• Click here

For general results information, please click here: Community Based Drive-thru Testing Results Information

There is a Spanish speaker on site.

Pre-registration is recommended, but not required.

Please click here to register: COVID-19 Community Testing Site Registration
Upon completing the form you will receive an email with your registration number beginning with MX. Show this number to the site attendant in order to proceed with your test.

Scan QR code to register from smartphone.

UCHealth Testing Tent at Parkside

2050 Kidskare Point
Drive-thru only
COVID-19 and antibody testing site

Who can get tested here?
• 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.

Click here for hours of operation and to schedule an appointment for testing. Additional details on who can be tested, getting your test results and a list of all UCHealth testing sites and hours can be accessed via the same link.

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.

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. Children age 2 years and older may be tested at the Community-Based Drive-Thru Testing Site at the Citadel Mall.

What if I am a first responder or health care provider?
First responders and health care workers are welcome at the 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 has partnered with Mako Lab to offer testing to the community at the Community-Based Drive-Thru Testing Site at the Citadel Mall. No COVID-19 testing is being offered at the Public Health Department location on Garden of the Gods Rd.