COVID-19 Testing

Teller County Public Health is offering testing

See scheduling below. 

**Testing will be cancelled if Woodland Park School District is cancelled, delayed or at the discretion of the Testing Branch Director**

Important information about testing for COVID-19

 

Who can be tested?

  • Individuals 12 and above experiencing symptoms of COVID-19.

  • Individuals 12 and above that were exposed, 7-10 days ago, to someone with COVID-19 that had a lab confirmed positive test.

 

How can I get tested?

For testing at Teller County Alternate Care Site - no appointment necessary

  • Drive up testing - 703 Gold Hill Place, Woodland Park, CO 80863 - under Sherwin Williams 

For testing at Teller County Fairgrounds Pavilion - no appointment necessary

  • 1070 Teller County Rd. 1, Cripple Creek, CO 80813

What are the steps to getting tested?

  1. Drive to the designated testing site with a valid ID and park in the designated testing spot

  2. You will stay in your car and a staff member wearing the appropriate personal protective equipment will come to your car to verify your information, collect specimen, and provide you with education

  3. Specimens are sent to the state laboratory and currently take 5 days to process

  4. You will be contacted by phone with your results from the local or state health department

 

For more information on viral testing and other testing that may be provided by healthcare providers visit CDC website.

 

Why is it important to get tested?

A viral test tells you if you are positive or negative for COVID-19 at the time of the test

  • If you test positive for COVID-19, know what protective steps to take If You Are Sick or Caring for Someone

  • If you test negative for COVID-19, you probably were not infected at the time your sample was collected. However, that does not mean you will not get sick. It is possible that you were very early in your infection when your sample was collected and that you could test positive later. Or you could be exposed later and then develop illness. In other words, a negative test result does not mean you won’t get sick later. This means you could still spread the virus

 

Other Questions:

 

How much does it cost? 

  • There is currently no cost associated with this test at this time

 

I don’t qualify for testing at this site, what are my other options for testing?

  • Call your primary care doctor or your child’s pediatrician for options

  • For other options in El Paso County click here 

  • For options in Park County click here

What if I am a first responder or health care provider?

  • Symptomatic first responders and health care workers are able to schedule appointments at Teller County Public Health and Environment for testing

  • There are other options available to workers in these fields through their employers. Speak with your supervisor to learn about any additional testing options that may be available

 

What else can I do to report my symptoms?

© 2023 Teller County COVID-19 Combined Agency Unified Command Center. Information Provided by the Joint Information Center (JIC)