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Community COVID-19 Testing

Larimer County Public Health, in partnership with local hospitals, has increased COVID-19 testing capacity in the community. 

Testing supplies have become more readily available and local providers have been able to provide testing options for their patients. Anyone with symptoms of COVID-19 should call their provider to discuss symptoms and determine whether a COVID-19 test needs to be ordered.  Many providers locally can now order tests for their patients. 

Banner Health, UCHealth, and Larimer County Public Health testing sites will not accept walk-ins. Everyone must be screened in advance and scheduled for an appointment.

Larimer County Public Health provides drive-thru testing on Tuesdays and Fridays. People who are experiencing symptoms and asymptomatic people who are a close contact to a person who has tested positive to COVID-19 are eligible for testing. People registering for testing must be at least 18 years of age.

To register for COVID-19 testing through Larimer County, please complete the registration form here.


Antibody Testing

Talk with your health care provider if you’re interested in an antibody test. There are few FDA-approved 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.


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. 

What do I do next?

In Northern Colorado: Contact UCHealth Garth Englund Blood Center donor recruiter 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.