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Health Center at Auraria Announces New Enhanced Scheduling System for COVID-19 Testing

The scheduling system opens on January 5, 2021 for testing beginning January 11, 2021

The Health Center at Auraria is pleased to announce a new system, in partnership with COVID Check Colorado and Primary Bio, for scheduling COVID-19 testing. This new system, designed specifically for Auraria constituents, will permit testing of individuals who are either symptomatic (those with symptoms) or asymptomatic (those without symptoms).

In addition, household members, living at the same verifiable address with an Auraria constituent (faculty, staff or student), can also be tested at the drive-thru. Each household member scheduled for testing must show an ID, with proof of address that matches the address of the Auraria constituent and provide the Auraria constituent's name and campus ID number. Please be advised that symptomatic and asymptomatic individuals ideally should not ride in the same vehicle.  

In the past, Auraria constituents called the Health Center at Auraria directly to schedule COVID-19 testing. Effective January 5, 2021, constituents who want to be tested will go to this link, instead of calling the Health Center at Auraria.

If an Auraria constituent wants to schedule household members living at the same address at the time they are making their testing appointment (or at a later time), they should use the household password provided in email communications provided by your Auraria institution.

Upon going to the COVID Check Colorado/Primary Bio web site, individuals will complete an electronic patient information form and will then be directed to a scheduling system where they will schedule their COVID-19 test.

Symptomatic individuals can schedule testing whenever they develop symptoms. As previously mentioned, individuals who seek asymptomatic testing are also permitted to test in this new system. However, the frequency of asymptomatic testing is determined by the 14-day window associated with the length of time it takes for COVID-19 symptoms to develop. Based on this window, those interested in repeat asymptomatic testing can do so no sooner than 14 days (or later) from the date of their previous asymptomatic test.

Starting January 11, 2021, drive-thru testing will be available M-Th from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Friday from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Additional hours may be added in the future if demand warrants. All drive-thru testing is accessed off of 7th St. and Lawrence Way. Turn east on Lawrence Way and drive up and around the St. Cajetan’s circle (between St. Cajetan and the King Center), stopping in the circle in front of the King Center entrance. The actual address is 855 Lawrence Way, Denver 80204, for those using navigation.

Individuals should wait in their car in the St. Cajetan circle until they are greeted by a Health Center staff member. Due to changing and unforeseeable weather conditions, as well as logistical considerations, individuals will be asked to get out of their car and walk a short distance into the King Center, so that testing effectiveness is not compromised due to weather conditions or access to electronic label printers. Please dress with this in mind.

Individuals will receive an email and/or text message notification when their test results are available. From that message, you can log in to COVID Check Colorado’s Primary Bio site to receive results. Individuals testing positive will also receive a call from a Health Center medical provider. 

Additional COVID-19 information will be provided in both English and Spanish at the test site.