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Testing Update-New Locations, Days, and Hours

Testing is available:

  • Mondays at Larimer County Health Department in Loveland from 9am-11am. 
  • Tuesdays and Wednesdays at Larimer County Health Department in Fort Collins from 9am-11am
We no longer offer testing at the CSU Equine Center, Aztlan Center, or the Ranch.

If you have COVID-like symptoms, please contact your healthcare provider first about testing. Do not wait to be tested or wait for test results to quarantine or isolate if you have COVID symptoms or have been exposed to someone who has the virus. 

TRAVELERS: If you are being tested in order to travel, we can not guarantee that your results will be received in time for your departure. Results typically take 2-3 days, however, delays can occur. Different airlines and destinations have different testing requirements. Please be sure you are fully aware of those requirements before you travel. We may be unavailable and unable to assist you if you are at an airline gate, customs, or other travel entry-point and have an issue. 

Testing Times and Locations

Mondays: 
Larimer County Health Department-Loveland
200 Peridot Ave, Loveland
  • 9:00am - 11:00am, appointments and walk-ins available
Tuesdays and Wednesdays: 
Larimer County Health Department-Fort Collins
1525 Blue Spruce Dr, Fort Collins
  • 9:00am - 11:00am, appointments and walk-ins available

Sign-up here for upcoming COVID-19 testing dates

Walk-ins will be accepted on a limited first-come, first-serve basis. Anyone (ages 5 and older), with or without symptoms, is eligible for no-cost nasal PCR COVID-19 testing with the health department. People registering for testing must be at least 5 years old. Parents/Guardians must be able to safely control their minor child or we may be unable to perform the test due to safety concerns. We do not offer rapid tests or antibody tests at this time.

Test results are typically available within 2-5 days and will be sent by email. There are sometimes delays at the lab and some results could take longer. If you do not receive your results from us within this timeframe, please call 970-498-5500 (Monday-Friday 9 am-4:30 pm) or text us anytime at 970-999-1770.

Other Community COVID-19 Testing Options

If you have a health care provider, call their office first. Most insurance plans cover the cost of COVID-19 testing. Other testing sites in Larimer County include: 

If you're looking for testing because you are having symptoms or have been exposed:

Please review quarantine and isolation recommendations.

Should I get re-tested?

Getting retested after recovering from COVID-19 is not necessary or recommended. It is possible for someone to test positive for up to 3 months after recovering from COVID-19, even though they are not spreading the virus. Once someone who has COVID-19 is 10 days from the first day they have symptoms, their symptoms have improved, and they have been fever-free for 24 hours without using fever-reducing medicines (such as Ibuprofen), they are safe to be around others and/or return to work. An employer should not require an employee to test negative if the employee is past the release date indicated on their isolation order. 


Antibody Testing

Talk with your health care provider if you’re interested in an antibody test. There are few FDA-authorized antibody tests so few of these tests have had the evaluation and testing to prove that they can provide trustworthy results. Some tests may only detect if you’ve been exposed to the virus, but can't determine if you are immune. Read more about antibody testing for COVID-19 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention here.


Interested in donating COVID-19 convalescent plasma?

What is convalescent plasma?

The management of COVID-19 has mainly focused on infection prevention, case detection and monitoring, and supportive care. There is no specific anti-SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) treatment recommended at this time because of the absence of evidence, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

However, people who recover (convalesce) from COVID-19 make antibodies against the virus in the plasma component of their blood. And evidence shows that this convalescent plasma can be used as a treatment for patients with COVID-19 without the occurrence of severe adverse events.

UCHealth has already treated patients using this blood and is looking to identify potential donors of convalescent COVID-19 plasma to be able to treat more COVID-positive patients across the state.

Do I qualify?

COVID-19 convalescent plasma may only be collected from COVID-19 recovered individuals if they are eligible to donate blood.

You must have:

What if I had symptoms of COVID-19, but never got a test?

If you suffered from a respiratory illness over the last eight weeks and believe you may have been exposed to COVID-19, you may be eligible to donate plasma in the near future. Please fill out the forms below. Then, if the opportunity arises for you to donate plasma, coordinators will follow up with you soon. 

How can I learn more about convalescent plasma donation?

In Northern Colorado: To learn more or to schedule a convalescent plasma donation, contact Kaitlin Zobel: 970.495.8987, or fill out this form and someone will contact you. Details on their process and scheduling can be found here.