COVID-19 Vaccine Available
Offering free COVID-19 Vaccinations for Denver Health Patients on our main campus and at several health centers in the Denver metro area. For more details on State vaccination guidelines, please visit COCovidVaccine.org.
COVID-19 Vaccine Information for Your Appointment and Visit at Denver Health
Currently, all Coloradans aged 6 months and over are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccination. Omicron booster shots (Pfizer and Moderna) are now available for individuals 5years and older who have completed their primary series and are at least two months past their most recent dose. It does not matter how many monovalent doses they have received. Denver Health continues to offer primary series doses at all locations.
The Covid-19 vaccine is free--no out-of-pocket costs or co-pays will be collected. However, a patient’s insurance may be billed the administration fee for the vaccination. Please note that current insurance information, if not up to date in your MyChart account, will be collected and your insurance may be billed accordingly.
Vaccine Documents & Resources
- Learn More about COVID-19 vaccines in our Vaccine FAQ
- Preguntas frecuentes sobre la vacuna y el refuerzo para COVID-19
Coronavirus Testing at Denver Health
Please note that we are not offering routine COVID-19 testing in our Emergency Department or Adult Urgent Care Center. If you are seeking a COVID-19 test, you can go into your MyChart patient account to schedule a virtual appointment with your doctor, who will determine if a test is necessary. However, if you are ill and require medical attention, you can receive medical screening and treatment at our Emergency Department or Adult Urgent Care Center.
Additional resources for testing can be found on the Colorado State Testing Page here.
Rapid At-Home Testing Program
In an effort to give Coloradans the tools they need to keep their families safe, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment is providing free over-the-counter tests for parents, guardians, and caregivers to administer to school-aged children at-home.
The program complements other tools in CDPHE’s COVID-19 toolbox, including in-school screening testing, free community testing sites, and other point-of-care testing programs; while also ensuring all Coloradans have access to multiple free COVID-19 testing options. The program is designed specifically to provide parents, guardians, and caregivers some peace of mind by making it easy to test their children and help keep schools open.
All Coloradans are also eligible to sign up to receive these rapid response kits directly at their homes free of charge.
To learn more about the program click here.
What can I do to prevent COVID-19?
There are several steps you can take to minimize your exposure to COVID-19:
- Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth. It may be possible to get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching your mouth, nose or eyes.
- Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue. Then throw the tissue in the trash. Use your inner elbow if tissues aren’t available.
- Stay home if you’re sick, and keep your children home if they are sick. Clean all “high-touch” surfaces in your home every day with household disinfectant that has an “EPA Approved” label. This includes doorknobs, tables, countertops, and personal items such as cell phones.
- Wear a mask and practice social distancing in public spaces.
What are the symptoms of COVID-19?
Most patients with COVID-19 have mild symptoms similar to the common cold or flu. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure and can include:
- Fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath, muscle aches, generalized fatigue, Loss of taste and/or smell.
- Visit the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) website for additional symptoms.
What should I do if I have COVID-19 symptoms?
If believe you might have COVID-19, call the Denver Health NurseLine at 303-739-1211. If you are experiencing a medical emergency, please call 911 directly.
You may also contact your primary care provider through your MyChart account or call your primary care clinic if you believe you have COVID-19. They will be able to determine if you meet guidelines for testing and if you need to be seen for an in-person visit.
What are the costs for COVID-19 Vaccinations and COVID-19 Testing?
- If you are insured, your COVID-19 test will be covered. If you are uninsured, you may receive a bill for testing.
- You can get vaccinated for COVID-19 at Denver Health at no cost, even if you don't have insurance.
Am I required to wear a mask at your locations?
Beginning Wednesday, March 1, asymptomatic patients, visitors, and vaccinated staff at all Denver Health facilities may choose to mask but will no longer be required to do so.
Masks are still required for infection prevention in the following situations:
- Patients with respiratory symptoms while in waiting areas.
- Entering the room of a patient on isolation precautions for which a mask is required.
- Staff who are unvaccinated against COVID-19.
- Staff members with symptoms of a respiratory illness or returning to work after an upper respiratory infection with lingering symptoms.