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COVID-19, Novel Coronavirus

Community COVID-19 Testing


** This test is for people who do not have symptoms **

If you do have symptoms, please contact Gunnison County's COVID-19 Hotline at 970-641-7660 to schedule an appointment.

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 as possible.

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, what do I need to do?

Please call Gunnison County's COVID-19 hotline at 970-641-7660 to schedule an appointment.

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?

No.

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 970-641-7257.

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