COVID-19 Testing Fact Sheets

SHS has three different COVID-19 tests that may be utilized to determine if you are positive for COVID-19 or have built antibodies to COVID-19. Below are Fact Sheets for each piece of testing equipment used at SHS (COVID Assays under COVID-19 Emergency Use Authorization).

ABBOT ID NOW Patient Facts:  EUA-Abbott-NOW-patients
ABBOT ID NOW Provider Facts: EUA-Abbott-NOW-hcp

BD MAX Patient Facts: EUA-BD-Biogx-patient
BD MAX Provider Facts: EUA-BD-Biogx-hcp

ORTHO Anti-SARS CoV2 IGG Patient Facts (Antibody Test): EUA-Ortho-igg-recipients
ORTHO Anti-SARS CoV2 IGG Provider Facts (Antibody Test): EUA-Ortho-igg-hcp

COVID-19 Facebook / Video Library

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Finance Update with CFO Rick Shrader 4/30/20
Alan Laird, Lab Director Explains COVID-19 Testing

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CEO Update 3-16-20

COVID19 Testing Update

-Our walk in clinic closed today at 4:30pm, but will reopen at 1413 N. Mildred tomorrow at 8am. -Flu Clinic will open at the walk in clinic on Wed 3/18. Patients with symptoms (fever, cough, sore throat, runny nose, body aches, headache and fatigue) will be tested for the flu. If your flu test is negative and they meet he criteria they can be tested for COVID19. These tests are sent to the state and can take several days. The state will prioritize how they are run. These tests will be run from your car. Please follow the banners, call the number posted and staff will come out to take your vitals and perform the flu test. 8am-noon, no order is needed. Noon-6pm, you will need an order from your provider. Please bring your ID and insurance information. -If you have symptoms, or test positive for flu or COVID19 please stay isolated at home. Get plenty to eat and drink, rest and treat your fever. -Our lab draw station will be open at 111 N. Park Street. This is for routine lab draws and patients without flu/COVID19 symptoms. -Our COVID19 patient information line is 970-564-2201.

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Patient Portal Information

Visit our patient portal to stay connected with your health care. View lab results, your health records, prescriptions and more.

What is the patient portal?

The Patient Portal is a free, secure online tool that gives you the ability to take charge of your health!

Manage your health care or the care of a loved one

Ability to view and print your medical records from hospital and/or clinic visits to review with your primary care provider to discuss best treatment options

List of medications, including those received during hospital treatment and dosages

List of procedures performed at Southwest Memorial Hospital or Southwest Medical Group

Educational information on your condition and home care instructions

Lab results after 24 hours of your visit (Hospital Portal) or after your provider has reviewed them (Clinic Portal)

These services are available 24/7 online for your convenience

What do I need to use the Portals?

You must be an established patient of either Southwest Memorial Hospital or Southwest Medical Group. You will need an email address, an internet connection, and password.

What if I don’t have an email address?

An email address is required to create an account for either patient portal.  For the hospital portal, multiple family members can use the same email address, however the clinic portal requires a separate email address for each user.

If you do not have one, you may create an email account free of charge from various sources online.  We have listed some email providers below:

Gmail –
Yahoo –
Microsoft –
How Do I Sign Up?

For the hospital portal:

At the time of registration, you will be asked if you would like an invite to the patient portal.  At that time, you will provide the registrar with your email address and an invitation will be sent to your email.  Follow the instructions within the email to register for the portal.

For the clinic portal:

Please visit your Southwest Medical Group office and a staff member will enroll you in the portal.  At that time, you will receive a letter with a unique one-time password.  Once you have this letter, please visit and select login using your email address and one-time password.  Upon successful sign-in, you will be prompted to create your own secure password and setup security questions.  Once you have completed this process, you can bookmark the website and being using the Patient Portal to review your health records.

Please note, the information you enter when verifying your identity must match EXACTLY what we have in your record.

For both portals:

If you did not provide an email address during a past visit, you can contact us a and request to be registered for the portal(s).  Please be sure to specify in your email whether you want access to the Hospital Portal, Clinic Portal, or both.


Is there an age requirement to use the portal?

Yes, for the Clinic Portal.  Individuals must be at least 18 years old to participate in the Southwest Medical Group Portal.

No, for the Hospital Portal.  A portal can be established for any age, however, for patients between the ages of 12-18, a proxy agreement letter must be signed, and a proxy assigned if a parent/guardian would like access to the portal.  Please email for more information.

What if I need more information that is available through the portal?

If you need a more complete record, please contact our Health Information Management Department at (970) 564-2311 to request a hard copy of your Medical Records.

What if I can’t remember my password?

On the portal homepage, there is an ‘I forgot my password’ link in the Login box.  Select that link and the system will prompt you for your email address.  Type your address and select ‘Reset Password’; the system will then ask you to answer the two security questions that were chosen by you when you setup your account.  Type your answers and submit.  As long as your answers are correct, you will be asked to create a new password.  If you need further assistance, please email

Can I use an app on my phone to connect to the portal?

Yes, for the Hospital Portal.  Unfortunately, the Clinic Portal is not configured at this time to be used with an app.

The Hospital Portal can be connected to either with iHealth or Coral Health.  Please click below to download an instruction sheet on how to connect to either one of these apps.