1.3.22 Testing Update:
The demand for COVID-19 testing has increased dramatically across the Valley View network of care. The Omicron variant is spreading rapidly and we further anticipate demand to increase as schools resume and people return to work from the holidays. This demand has once again strained the supply chains that provide Valley View with our critical testing resources.

We ask you, our community, to help protect our vital healthcare resources by using community testing options when appropriate. This will help alleviate the strain we are experiencing and ensure those who need medical attention have it.

Use community testing options if you do NOT have COVID-19 symptoms and

  • You need a test to travel
  • You have had a COVID-19 exposure in the last five days and I do not have symptoms
  • You need a COVID-19 test to return to work
  • You need a COVID-19 test to return to school
  • You need a COVID-19 test to go to a concert or other specific screening need

Call your Valley View primary care provider if you have COVID-19 symptoms. He or she can best evaluate your symptoms and order appropriate testing.

Thank you for your support and understanding.

Visit Valley View’s Facebook for the most current information on testing.

How can I get a COVID-19 test at Valley View?
 
Valley View COVID-19 PCR tests are currently reserved for hospitalized patients only. If you are meeting criteria for urgent care, it is likely you are not meeting the requirements for testing.

Due to ongoing limitations of COVID-19 laboratory test availability, we are not providing testing for non-symptomatic patients. We ask that non-symptomatic patients who require testing for any reason (screening, travel, etc.) are tested through community testing sites as listed on this page.

For patients with only mild to moderate COVID-like symptoms without underlying health conditions and no high risk household contacts, it is reasonable to presume you are COVID positive because of the very high rate of current community transmission; avoiding testing may save you the time and cost of a medical visit.

For those with severe symptoms, concerning underlying health conditions, or who otherwise wish to be evaluated, we recommend doing so with testing through one of our primary care offices.

Click here for information on Valley View’s current testing policy.

A physician referral is required for a COVID-19 test at Valley View. Call your primary care provider to determine if you are eligible for testing. 

Our primary care practices have the ability to collect specimens in their offices to send for testing. Other patients may be directed to Valley View Hospital for their test. Regardless of location, your safety remains our top priority and we have expanded safety measures in place.

Primary Care Locations for COVID-19 Testing 

Eagle Valley Family Practice at Valley View
Eagle
970.328.6357

Internal Medicine at Valley View
Glenwood Springs | Silt
970.384.6707

Pediatric Partners at Valley View
Glenwood Springs | Willits | Silt
970.947.9999

Roaring Fork Family Practice at Valley View
Carbondale | Willits
970.963.3350

Silt Family Practice at Valley View
Silt
970.876.5700

VirtualCare at Valley View
Offered by all providers at all locations.


Call any of the primary care practices listed above to learn more.

My provider has ordered a COVID-19 test for me at Valley View Hospital. Now what do I do?
Please wait approximately one hour after your physician makes the order to come to the Hospital. We have a special COVID-19 testing area established at the main entrance of the Hospital. Directions are as follows:

 

From Blake Avenue, turn onto Valley View Drive. Follow the “doctor ordered testing” signs. At the main entrance, additional signs will direct you under the portico. Park in a designated spot and remain in your car.  The person conducting the test will meet you at your vehicle.

To confirm that Valley View Hospital has received your physician order, call 970.384.6856.

How and when will I get my results?
Your test results will be sent to the provider who ordered your test. If you need your results in writing, please work with that provider to do so.

Currently, results are being returned same-day to up to 48 hours.

How much does a COVID-19 test at Valley View cost?
 At this time, Valley View will not test patients for COVID-19 who do not meet appropriate criteria. Valley View adheres to protocols of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE).

If you meet testing criteria, the following estimated cash fees may apply to you:

  • $128: 7000000855 SARS2COV2 Antibody CPT 86769
  • $128: 7000500053 SARS2COV2 Amp Probe CPT 87635 HCPCS U0002
  • $203: 7000500058 SARS COV2 Amp Probe CPT 87635

For insured patients, Valley View will bill your insurance for COVID-19 testing and other related services. Contact your insurance directly for coverage questions.

Valley View does not bill self-pay patients for COVID-19 testing or other COVID-related services. It participates in a U.S. Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) program and bills that program for reimbursement. If a self-pay patient receives non-COVID services, we work with them to apply for our charity care program which covers families at 500% of the Federal Poverty Level, or an annual income of $131,000 for a household of four.

If patients pay cash directly, there is a 15% discount off the fees above.

Can I get a COVID-19 antibody test at Valley View?
At this time, Valley View does not recommend COVID-19 antibody testing. Chief Medical Officer David Brooks, MD addresses antibody testing at Valley View.

Testing Information for Community Providers
Community physicians, dentists, and allied health providers may order testing. Providers must be authorized by both state law and hospital policy to order diagnostic laboratory tests.

  • Dentists: to order a COVID-19 test, fax this form to our lab at 970.945.2495. 
  • Other Community Providers: to order a COVID-19 test, fax this form to our lab at 970.945.2495.

Please direct any general questions to Stacey Gavrell, PIO 970.384.6623.

For general questions about COVID-19 testing, please call 970.384.7632.