Regional COVID-19 testing strategy
Public health departments in Eagle, Garfield and Pitkin counties are coordinating regional testing strategies for COVID-19, with testing being a key containment strategy to slow the spread of the disease. Health officials are seeking to improve capacity and decrease turn-around times, so that test results are available within 48 hours.
Testing is available by appointment at medical provider locations throughout Garfield County. If you do not have a medical provider, please contact Mountain Family Health Center.
For general COVID questions call Public Health at 970-625-5200 or 970-945-6614.
CDPHE: Testing for COVID-19
In Garfield County:
Mountain Family Health
Free COVID testing is available for symptomatic individuals through Mountain Family Health Center, by appointment only at 970-945-2840.
A medical referral is not always necessary, though patients will be screened for symptoms over the phone. Mountain Family honors outside provider doctor referrals for testing. Non-symptomatic individuals will need a referral or provider visit. If you need a medical appointment, Mountain Family is seeing patients and offers a sliding fee scale to those who qualify.
Garfield County Public Health urges employers to follow this guidance regarding COVID-19 testing of employees. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), employers should not require a positive COVID-19 test result, or a healthcare provider’s note for employees who are sick, to validate their illness; qualify for sick leave; or to return to work.