COVID-19 in Colorado/How to Get Tested Locally


Official Information About COVID-19 in Colorado: CO Department of Public Health

Official COVID-19 Information for Southwest Colorado: San Juan Basin Public Health Coronoavirus Information and San Juan Basin Public Health’s Facebook Page

*If you live in Southwest Colorado and have been/still are exhibiting coronavirus-related symptoms San Juan Basin Public Health is asking that you fill out a brief and anonymous survey: SJBPH Self-Reporting Survey


Diagnostic (PCR) COVID-19 testing is now available at Mercy Regional Medical Center’s Horse Gulch location (810 E 3rd St.)

Testing is available 6 days a week:

➼ Monday through Thursday from 8 am to 1 pm
➼ Saturday and Sunday from 10 am to 2 pm

Symptomatic individuals can be screened over the phone and tested the same day, call 888-540-8924.

Appointments and healthcare provider orders are not required. There is no fee for the test. The tests have been provided by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE), in an effort to expand community testing efforts throughout Colorado. Lab results should be available within 48-72 hours.

Other locations in La Plata County providing PCR diagnostic testing:
• Mercy Regional Medical Center (hospital location)
• Durango Urgent Care

COVID-19 testing for symptomatic individuals is also available at Cedar Diagnostics locations in Durango, Pagosa Springs, and Cortez, Monday-Friday from 7 am-5 pm. Cedar Diagnostic will bill insurance for the cost of the test if the patient has a doctor’s order. There are also other reduced payment options for those who qualify. Call Cedar Diagnostics for appointments, payment information, and testing locations at 970-247-0937, (dial 2 for Durango and Pagosa Springs, dial 3 for Cortez). Individuals who do not make an advance appointment will not be tested.

CO-HELP: Colorado’s call line for COVID-19. People who have general questions about COVID-19 can call CO HELP at 303-389-1687 or 1-877-462-2911, for answers in many languages, or email them at for answers in English.