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COVID-19 Testing

HRRMC provides COVID-19 testing at our Emergency Department, the BVHC walk-in clinic, and through regular primary care provider appointments at our outlying clinics in Salida, Buena Vista, Saguache and Westcliffe.

Chaffee County Public Health (CCPH) has several testing options in the county, which are linked below. CCPH offers their own testing Mondays and Thursdays from 10 - 11:30 a.m. each week by appointment only. Testing takes place at the Touber Building, 448 E 1st St. in Salida. Online appointments can be made here.

Here you can view a list of all testing locations in Chaffee County.

HRRMC COVID-19 Testing Options

Emergency Department

The ED offers outpatient testing to community members.

A doctor or medical provider's order is required for the test.

Testing dates and times: Monday-Friday, 8-9 a.m.

Testing instructions are below.

BVHC Walk-In Clinic

No appointment is needed. You will be seen as a patient of the walk-in clinic by a provider, and a provider will determine if you need a test based on a general exam.

Testing dates and times (walk-in clinic hours): Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Buena Vista Health Center, Salida Health Center, Saguache Health Center and Custer County Health Center

Through our outlying health clinics, you must make an appointment and be seen as a patient. A provider will conduct a general exam and determine whether or not to perform a COVID-19 test, which would be completed during your exam. Your insurance provider will be billed for the visit and test.

Testing dates and times align with hours of operations for clinics:

Buena Vista Health Center: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
(719) 395-9048

Salida Health Center: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Saturday, 8:30 - 11 a.m.
(719) 530-2022

Saguache Health Center: Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
(719) 655-2531

Custer County Health Center: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
(719) 783-2380

What to do if you test positive

  1. Positive cases/Isolation: Positive cases must isolate from others. See the following isolation packet for more details on how and for how long you need to isolate.

  2. Positive exposures/Quarantine: Your unvaccinated close contacts AND your close contacts who are vaccinated but not boosted (if they are eligible because it’s been 5 months since Moderna/Pfizer or 2 months since J&J) must quarantine. Your quarantine period is 5 days (day of exposure is day 0), and you must wear a mask for 5 days after quarantine ends. See the following quarantine letter to send to close contacts. Please focus especially on your unvaccinated close contacts, as they are at the greatest risk of getting and spreading COVID-19, as well as having more severe outcomes.

    1. When you should get tested if you are a close contact

      1. Symptomatic: Test ASAP

      2. Asymptomatic: Test on day 5

  3. Your vaccinated and boosted close contacts do not need to quarantine. They need to test on day 5 and wear a mask in public for 10 days.

YOU are responsible for following isolation. YOU are responsible for talking with your close contacts. Thank you for helping us keep our community as safe as possible.

Monoclonal Antibody Treatments

There are no monoclonal antibody treatments available at HRRMC at this time. HRRMC will share updates if additional effective treatments become available in the near future.