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COVID-19, Novel Coronavirus

COVID-19 Community Testing

Thanks to generous support from COVIDCheck Colorado, we have expanded our hours.

Testing is available Monday to Friday, 8:30 – 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 – 4:00 p.m.

All testing occurs in the drive-through tent located in the hospital parking lot.

You can schedule a time for testing online or by calling 970-641-3244. Schedule Your Free COVID Test

Walk-ins are accepted for single individuals. If you need to have multiple people tested, please make an appointment.

Important Information:

  • Testing is a nasal swab PCR test
  • Results are guaranteed in 72 hours or less
  • When you arrive for testing please remain in your car, wear a mask and do not bring your dogs

For individuals requiring testing for surgeries: Contact the Gunnison Valley Health Admissions department to schedule testing. You will need to know ahead of time if a rapid NAAT test or a send-out PCR test is required by your surgeon. When you have that information, please call 970-642-4766. Also, understand that this is a screening test, which will be billed through your insurance, just like any other pre-surgical lab work.

You will need to obtain an order from your physician that includes the following information:

  • The order must indicate the type of COVID test required. The two testing options are a rapid test (same day results) or a send-off PCR test (these take about 3 days for results).
    • If your provider requires a PCR test, please schedule accordingly.
    • If your provider sends an order that does not specify the type of test needed, you will be responsible for contacting them to update the order.
  • The orders should be faxed to the Gunnison Valley Health Admissions Department at 970-641-7211.
  • The order must include a good fax number for the provider in order for us to fax the results.

If you have no symptoms of COVID-19 and need a PCR test for work or travel a self-swab test is available at Gunnison Valley Health for $150. This walk-in testing option is available Monday to Friday from 7:30 to 11:00 a.m. at the main entrance of the hospital.

Learn more about the self-swab test.

Need COVID-19 Vaccine information? Click here

COVID-19 Antibody Testing

Gunnison Valley Health offers the Abbott SARS-CoV-2 IgG test which is designed to detect antibodies in a blood sample that would indicate a person may have a current or prior COVID-19 infection. This test requires a doctor’s order and is run through their insurance. With the doctor's order, this test is available at the north entrance from 7:30 A.M. to 6 P.M Monday through Friday.

Call us at 970-641-1456 if you have further questions.

Antibody test fast facts

  • Doctor's order required.
  • $0 up-front cost. Covered by some insurance.
  • Available 7:30 A.M. to 6 P.M, Monday through Friday.