Changing our COVID-19 Testing Process Starting November 22

As part of our long term COVID-19 strategy, we are transitioning to a new workflow designed to improve access and efficiency around COVID-19 testing. Denver Health will no longer be conducting curbside COVID-19 testing as of Monday, November 22. Testing will continue to be offered during primary care visits in our community clinics. Additionally, we will be offering COVID-19 testing on our main campus in the new Outpatient Medical Center (OMC) (Pavilion L) Lab.

  • Testing will go live at Pav L Lab the week of November 22; hours will be 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Mon.-Sat. Sunday will be open for employees and our Urgent Care patients. Patients will be scheduled with a provider and the provider will be ordering the COVID-19 test. Patients may also be screened by a nurse during a nurse visit and have an order placed. PLEASE TRY to schedule these tests from a BILLABLE visit as this will help to try to recoup costs for DH.

  • Here are more details about the testing:

    • Every patient must have an order to be tested

    • The order will allow the patient to be scheduled in the Pav L Lab

    • No walk-in patients will be accepted

    • Patients may also self-schedule in MyChart once an order is placed or can schedule through the appointment center.

    • Patients will park at the lot of OMC and walk into Pav L for the test

    • Patients will be permitted in by the screeners

    • All patients must wear a mask as per current policy

    • Employees with symptoms or concerns for exposure should continue to fill out the RedCap survey to be tested

  • Training for the new process was completed the week prior to November 22. However, additional times will be offered the week of November 22.

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