Health Center at Auraria Begins Drive-Thru COVID-19 Testing for Campus Students, Faculty and Staff

The Health Center at Auraria is the on-campus health center for each of the institutions of higher education on the Auraria Campus in downtown Denver, Colorado. Each of the Auraria institutions, which include Community College of Denver, Metropolitan State University of Denver and the University of Colorado Denver, are offering fully remote course delivery due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, the Health Center at Auraria remains open for students, faculty and staff, providing clinical services, including offering COVID-19 assessment and testing.  

COVID-19 symptoms include fever, cough, shortness of breath and can often mimic flu/cold symptoms. If an Auraria constituent is experiencing symptoms associated with COVID-19, they can call 303.615.9999 for a telephone assessment. If the medical provider doing the assessment determines that COVID-19 testing is warranted based on current testing criteria, they will then schedule the individual for drive-thru testing on the Auraria campus as supplies are available. The ability to offer drive-thru testing is contingent on the availability of COVID-19 testing kits and personal protective equipment. 

It is important to note that this service is not available to the general public (e.g., individuals who are not Auraria faculty, staff, or students), due to supply limitations and alternative community testing options.  

Due to limited COVID-19 testing supplies nationally, Auraria faculty, staff, and students who are NOT experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, are NOT currently eligible for testing and should not call the Health Center at Auraria. Instead, we suggest you visit ccd.edu/Coronavirus for the most up to date information on the virus.