Community COVID-19 Testing
** This test is for people who do not have symptoms or have been exposed **
If you do have symptoms or have been exposed to COVID-19, please contact
Gunnison County's COVID-19 Hotline at 970-641-7660 to schedule an
If you need a test for surgery at another hospital, please fax your doctors
order to F: 970-641-7211 and call to schedule your appointment with Admissions
at T: 970-641-1456
Thank you for your interest in Gunnison Valley Health’s Community
COVID-19 Test for people who present
no symptoms. This self-swab test is designed to keep the testing process as simple
Information you need to know:
- Please allow two (2) business days prior to picking up your test. We need
time to put your test kit together, making sure all of your personal information
is on the labels.
- This is not a rapid test. The sample will be sent to Mayo Clinic via courier
for processing. Please allow 48-96 hours to receive your results. Gunnison
Valley Health cannot guarantee results in a specific timeframe.
Please collect your test kit from Reception at Gunnison Valley Health's
Main Entrance located at 711 N. Taylor Street in Gunnison
Monday to Friday between the hours of 7.30am and 12pm (noon) only. This is to ensure we meet the courier deadline.
- Payment of $150 is required at time of collection. Please refer to the
frequently asked questions below about billing insurance.
- Please be prepared to take your test and return it immediately to reception
the same day you collect it.
- Results will be available in Gunnison Valley Health's patient portal.
If you do have any questions or require assistance ordering your test kit,
please contact Gunnison Valley Health at 970-641-1456 between the hours
of 8am and 10am Monday to Friday.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Who is this test for?
This test is for people who
do not have any COVID-19 symptoms and may need the test for travel, work or college purposes.
I have symptoms or have been exposed to COVID, what do I need to do?
Please call Gunnison County's COVID-19 hotline at 970-641-7660 to schedule
What type of test is it?
This is not a rapid test. The test is a self-swab test which will be sent
to Mayo Clinic for processing.
Do I need a doctors order?
When can I collect my test kit?
The test must be ordered at least 2 business days prior to picking up the
kit. We need time to put your kit together, making sure all of your personal
details and labels are on the collection tubes.
Where can I collect my test kit?
Please collect your test from Reception at Gunnison Valley Health's
Main Entrance located at 711 N. Talor Street in Gunnison
Monday to Friday between the hours of 7.30am – 12pm. Do not go to the drive through swab shack at the front of the building.
The personalized test kit is only available at Reception.
What is a self-swab test?
Once you collect the test kit, you will be provided with instructions to
easily swab inside your nostrils. Please be prepared to take the test
the same day you pick it up. You may swab yourself outside or in your car.
Instructions can be downloaded here.
How much does the test cost?
The tests costs $150 and is to be paid when you collect your test via cash
or credit card. The cost of the test covers Mayo Clinic to process the results.
Will Gunnison Valley Health bill my insurance?
No. The test is a cash pay test only. However, you are more than welcome
to claim the test back through your insurance if your insurance accepts
this type of test.
When can I get my results?
Results may be processed as quickly as 48 hours but can take several days.
On average test results are available between 48-96 hours from when Mayo
Clinic receives your test.
Where can I view my results?
You will receive an email to sign up to Gunnison Valley Health’s
patient portal. Your test results will be available in the portal. You
can either screen shot the results or you can request a hard copy through
Gunnison Valley Health’s Health Information Records department at
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