COVID-19 Testing In Eagle County

Updated March 20, 2020

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With community-level transmission of COVID-19 now confirmed in Eagle County, testing is not necessary for all patients and is being reserved for the most critical cases. Please be aware that the Vail Hospital Emergency Department is available for life-threatening emergencies only.

COVID-19 SYMPTOM HAVE EXPANDED: Shortness of breath, fever, dry cough, headache, body aches, ear ache, sore throat, loss of the sense of smell or taste, or sometimes abdominal pain, such as nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. Vail Health and Colorado Mountain Medical are now conducting COVID-19 testing for patients with these symptoms. Not everyone may need to be tested, especially if your symptoms are mild and you are able to remain at home while you are ill.

DIFFICULTY BREATHING
MOST AT RISK: People who already have a chronic illness or are at risk of getting one should avoid unnecessary public contact. This includes people with cancer, people over the age of 60, and people with cardiovascular disease, diabetes, chronic respiratory disease, abnormally high blood pressure, cancer or anyone who is otherwise immunocompromised.

The focus at this time and the future weeks is to slow the spread of the virus, protect the medical infrastructure, and protect the most vulnerable people in the community. Take personal responsibility to help stop the spread.

ISOLATION AND HOMECARE RECOMMENDATIONS: If you have tested positive for COVID-19, are waiting for COVID-19 test results, or are feeling ill and think that you have COVID-19 but have not tested, please follow the steps below to help prevent the disease from spreading to people in your home and community:
  • Self-report your symptoms to Eagle County Public Health using this form (confidential and optional)
  • Stay home
  • Family members and roommates of a person with symptoms, separate yourself from other people in your home (minimum of 6 feet whenever possible)
  • Call ahead before visiting your doctor and do not show up at testing facilities without a confirmed appointment
  • Wear a facemask if encountering others
  • Cover your coughs and sneezes
  •  Wash your hands frequently, and for at least 20 seconds. Avoid touching your eyes, nose & mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid sharing personal household items and clean all “high touch” surfaces daily
  • Monitor your symptoms for worsening illness, for example shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, and seek medical attention.
  • Stay home for 7 days from start of symptoms and 72 hours until fever free, whichever is longer.
Further instructions regarding isolation and homecare →

WHO SHOULD BE TESTED:
  • Any Individual exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 even if you were previously screened and it was determined you did not require testing. Symptoms include shortness of breath, fever, dry cough, headache, body aches, ear ache, sore throat, loss of the sense of smell or taste, or sometimes abdominal pain, such as nausea, vomiting and diarrhea  
     
LOCAL COVID-19 INFORMATION
  • Call the Colorado Health Emergency Line (CO Help) at 1-877-462-2911 for more information.
  • Eagle County Public Health is utilizing ecemergency.org to provide the most recent guidance from the CDC regarding coronavirus.

TESTING FOR THE UNINSURED
Not everybody in our Valley needs to be screened for COVID-19. If you have symptoms but do not have health insurance and are concerned about your ability to pay, please call a primary care provider and we’ll ensure that you get screened and tested for free.
 

Primary Care Providers In Eagle County

If you do not have a primary care physician, please call any primary care office or Urgent Care facility for further instructions.
Colorado Mountain Medical 
(970) 926-6340 option 2
108 S Frontage Rd W, Vail, CO 81657
377 Sylvan Lake Rd #210, Eagle, CO 81631
50 Buck Creek Rd #200, Avon, CO 81620

Vail Health - Avon Urgent Care
(970) 949-6100
230 Beaver Creek Place, Chapel Square, Avon, CO 81620

Mountain Family Health Centers 
(970) 945-2840
320 Beard Creek Road, Edwards, CO, 81632

Doctors On Call PC
(970) 949-5434
142 Beaver Creek Place, Avon, CO 81620

MIRA Bus - Free Mobile COVID-19 Screenings
(970) 777-2800
Providing on-site COVID-19 screening in neighborhoods across our Valley. To see the neighborhood schedule, please visit the MIRA bus Facebook page. If you are experiencing symptoms, please call (970) 777-2800 to schedule an appointment. Same-day appointments are available!