Where do I go if I have symptoms of the flu and COVID such as fever, coughing, shortness of breath?
If you are experiencing an emergency, please call 911, or go to your nearest emergency room – calling ahead to wherever you’re receiving care to let them know what symptoms you are experiencing.
If you are experiencing symptoms such as coughing, fever and shortness of breath, please self-quarantine, stay hydrated, eat nourishing meals and treat your fever with acetaminophen or Tylenol if symptoms are mild. Should your symptoms be unmanageable or you wish to be seen for potential flu/COVID-19, or if your symptoms are not improving and you would like to be tested (for flu/COVID), you may visit Southwest Health System’s Drive-Thru Clinic.
The Drive Thru Clinic is located at the SHS’s EMS Building at the northwest section of the campus. It can be accessed by turning west on Cottonwood Street (the street just north of the Emergency Room entrance, turn left) and follow the signage.
These tests are collected on-site and may be tested on-site or sent off to a private lab or CDPHE. Getting the COVID-19 test results may take several days.
When collecting tests from patients, we will come out to your car. Do not come inside.
Masks are required for all patients and visitors. We ask that you bring your own, but will provide one if needed.
What if I need to be tested when the Drive Thru Clinic is not open? Our walk-in clinic is staffed M-F 8a-7p and Saturday 8a-3p. If symptoms warrant, the provider may give a flu and/or COVID test. Please call the walk-in at 970-564-1037 if illness symptoms include coughing, fever, and shortness of breath.
Please bring your ID and insurance information if you can when coming in for care.
For more information on our RESTRICTED VISITOR POLICY, click here.
When do I need to go to the doctor? Click here for more information.
Need prescription refills or to visit your primary care provider? SHS continues to see patients with telehealth options for most patients in the comfort and safety of their own home. Please call to set up a telehealth appointment!
Our COVID-19 patient information line is 970-564-2201.
If you have local questions about Coronavirus (COVID-19), call our patient information line at: 970-564-2201.