UCHealth has announced a COVID-19 testing center at Loveland's Medical Center of the Rockies.

On Monday, August 10, a drive-through specimen collection center opened at the health center, offering both a nasal swab test and a blood test.

According to the UCHealth press release, a nasal swab detects the presence of the coronavirus, while the blood tests measures the presence of antibodies. Test results are typically reported 3-5 days after the specimen is collected.

Even though most health insurance plans will cover the 85 dollar nasal swab and the 100 dollar blood test, you are encouraged to check coverage details prior to testing.

Appointments are highly recommended and can be scheduled at uchealth.org. Call your primary care provider or set up a Virtual Urgent Care visit to be evaluated and to determine if testing is necessary.

You can access the testing center on a walk-in basis during normal hours if you have been sent there by a doctor.

When:

  • 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday
  • 10 a.m.- 2 p.m  Saturday and Sunday

Where:

East side of UCHealth Medical Center of the Rockies, located at 2500 Rocky Mountain Ave.

Entrance Instructions:

Patients should enter the campus via the hospital’s emergency department entrance, then follow the signs to the collection center registration area. Once the specimen has been collected, the patient will follow signs to exit back on to Rocky Mountain Avenue.

“Over the past four months, we have established COVID-19 collection centers throughout the state. To date, we have conducted more than 36,500 swab tests and more than 5,000 antibodies tests in northern Colorado alone,” said Grace Taylor, vice president of operations at the hospital. 

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