Testing expanded for health workers, first responders

State health department, Kaiser team up to increase capacity to test those deemed essential to public welfare

Staff report
Posted 4/29/20

COVID-19 testing of symptomatic health care workers and first responders has been increased through a partnership with Kaiser Permanente and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. …

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Testing expanded for health workers, first responders

State health department, Kaiser team up to increase capacity to test those deemed essential to public welfare

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COVID-19 testing of symptomatic health care workers and first responders has been increased through a partnership with Kaiser Permanente and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.

According to a news release, Kaiser is testing both members and non-members who have been deemed essential to public welfare who have been referred by the state health department. Kaiser has provided testing at eight tent site locations across the Front Range for non-member health care workers and first responders since March 27. It recently announced the ability to increase testing capacity at each location for non-members. Testing is available by appointment only and is intended for symptomatic individuals.

Testing locations can be found at the Kaiser Permanente Loveland, Rock Creek (in Lafayette), Westminster, Lakewood, Aurora Centrepoint, Lone Tree, Parkside (in Colorado Springs), and Acero (in Pueblo) medical offices in Colorado.

Hours of operation for the eight tents are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Rock Creek, Westminster, and Acero tents are not open on weekends.

Health care workers and first responders from any part of the state who are not members of Kaiser Permanente must contact the state health department at 303-692-2700 for initial screening. The department will coordinate appointments for individuals who meet testing criteria.

All samples will be processed by the department state lab, and results will be reported directly to each individual.

Kaiser Permanente members experiencing COVID-19 symptoms can kp.org/coronavirus or call our 24/7 advice line at 303-338-4545 or 1-800-218-1059 (TTY 711).

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