COVID-19 Testing schedule



The MAKO COVID-19 Testing Site in Cripple Creek will be open Tuesday and Thursday, 9AM-6PM.

Who Can be Tested? 

  • Testing will be provided to all individuals who seek it 

    • Unless you have received a positive test in the last 90 days

    Testing of children will be based on testing site discretion. Children who are not able to cooperate for insertion of a nasal swab will not be tested

 

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. Stay in your car. A staff member wearing the appropriate personal protective equipment will come to your car to verify your information, collect specimen, and provide you with additional information. 

  3. Specimens are sent to the labratory and should be processed within three (3) days. 

  4. Your results will be emailed to you (be sure to provide an accurate email address). You will be provided with additional information about how to retrieve your results when you are tested. 

  5. Results are usually received 24-72 hours after testing. However, we cannot guarantee that results will be received by a specific time or date. 

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

Important information about testing for COVID-19

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 or exposed first responders and health care workers are able to test at testing sites

  • 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?