Vail Health COVID-19 Testing Site opens in Breckenridge

Breckenridge, CO (December 11, 2020) ― Effective Monday, December 14, residents and visitors in Breckenridge will now have more convenient access to COVID-19 testing, as the Vail Health testing site previously located in Frisco relocates to the Speakeasy Theater at the BGV Community Center (103 S. Harris Street). In partnership with Summit County Public Health, Breckenridge Grand Vacations (BGV), and Arapahoe Basin, Vail Health will offer testing for both symptomatic and asymptomatic patients by appointment Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. A referral from a healthcare provider is not needed to receive a test.

“Vail Health, in partnership with Summit County Public Health, BGV and Arapahoe Basin, has been successfully conducting COVID-19 testing in Summit County for the past month, and we have ample testing capacity and the bandwidth to test more people per day and in an area of the county that previously did not have testing available,” said Chris Lindley, Chief Population Health Officer for Vail Health. “We hope that by relocating the site to Breckenridge, at the request of Summit County, BGV and the Town of Breckenridge, that we will be able to increase the utilization of the Vail Health testing site and reach those individuals that may not have access to personal transportation.” 
 
In addition to being able to meet current demand, this relocation gives Summit County the ability to scale throughout the ski season. 

To book an appointment, please email summitcovidtesting@vailhealth.org with: 
●    Name;
●    Phone number;
●    A picture of photo ID*
*The picture of your photo ID can be taken on your phone and emailed. For those who do not have a government-issued photo ID, an appointment for a test can still be made by emailing the name and phone number only.
 
Patients can expect to receive a call to schedule an appointment within a couple of hours and up to one business day if there is a significant volume of requests.
 
The Vail Health Lab in Vail, Colorado will process all samples, and COVID-19 test results will be available through the Vail Health Patient Portal within 48 hours of receiving the test. Complete instructions on how to enroll and access the Patient Portal will be provided at the time of testing. 

For additional information regarding COVID-19 testing in Breckenridge, as well as accessing the Vail Health Patient Portal, please visit www.VailHealth.org/SummitTesting 

About Vail Health
Vail Health is a nonprofit community health care system providing world-renowned care to community members and visitors in Eagle and Summit counties. With a focus on providing access to higher quality, more affordable care, Vail Health offers the world’s most advanced mountain hospital, providing Olympic-quality orthopaedics and sports medicine, leading evidence-based research, modern cancer care, four urgent care clinics, and extensive cardiology capabilities. With behavioral health, preventive care, primary and specialty care through its partner Colorado Mountain Medical, Vail Health is dedicated to providing access to higher quality, more affordable care for all and will be expanding its services in Summit County with the opening of the Dillon Medical Center in Fall 2021. Locally operated and governed by a volunteer board of directors, Vail Health is committed to meeting the growing and ever-changing needs of the region and encouraging a healthier population. For more information, visit www.vailhealth.org.

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Vail Health Media Contact: Sally Welsh
sally.welsh@vailhealth.org

Summit County Media Contact: Nicole Valentine
Nicole.Valentine@SummitCountyCO.gov

Breckenride Grand Vacations Contact: Juli Rathke
juli@breckgv.com