If you are symptomatic and want to be seen by a doctor, call your medical facility in advance. If you are experiencing an emergency, call 911.
If you have symptoms of COVID and would like a test, please call and schedule an appointment with your medical provider or the St. Vincent Family Health Center at 719-486-0230.
LOCAL COVID TESTING INFORMATION:
The St. Vincent Family Health Center drive-up testing clinic at 735 Hwy. 24 S. is currently closed and will reopen on Monday January 10, 2022, as an appointment-based service.
Any vaccination or booster appointments currently scheduled for January 7, 2022, will still take place as scheduled, and patients with these appointments should go to the basement level of the St. Vincent Family Health Center.
When the drive-up testing clinic reopens, appointments will be available from 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday and Friday mornings from 8-11 a.m. The COVID clinic will administer vaccinations and boosters on Friday afternoons by appointment. Anyone interested in scheduling a COVID test or a vaccination should call 719-486-0230 and press 2 to reach a scheduler. Please be patient as St. Vincent Health (SVH) is experiencing large call volumes.
Vaccinations are also available at Lake County Public Health on Wednesdays. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org.
People have asked why the clinic closed in the last days of 2022. St. Vincent Health opened the free drive-up testing clinic in August 2021 to answer a growing need in the community. The clinic expanded to include vaccinations and boosters on Fridays beginning in December. While these COVID services remain a high priority, SVH has experienced staffing shortages as staff members intermittently need to quarantine or isolate due to COVID or exposure to the virus.
“Our free COVID-testing clinic was one of a very few walk-in testing clinics operating in Colorado, we feel it is a very important service and endeavored to provide testing without requiring an appointment,” said Chief Branding Officer Karen Onderdonk. Chief Medical Officer Dr. Lisa Zwerdlinger added, “As the volume of people requesting tests grew and staffing decreased, the clinic could no longer accommodate unscheduled testing appointments – though our commitment to offering testing remains strong.”
The St. Vincent Health free COVID-testing clinic was averaging 25 to 50 people per day since opening in August. In the past weeks, more than 100 people per day have requested drive-up tests.
Testing resources and clinics throughout Colorado are in short supply. Due to this, not everyone who wants a test is able to get one. Regional testing options can be found at this website: https://covid19.colorado.gov/testing. Also Safeway, area pharmacies and Walmart stores may have over the counter-testing supplies – however call first, as the inventory becomes depleted frequently. Please review the recommendations below.
If you test positive for COVID-19: ISOLATE, regardless of vaccination status**
- Stay home for 5 days.
- Separate yourself from other people in your home.
- If you have no symptoms or your symptoms are resolving after 5 days, you can leave your house.
- Continue to wear a mask around others for an additional 5 days.
- If you have a fever, continue to stay home until your fever resolves.
- If you get sicker, have trouble breathing or experience any life-threatening emergency, call 911.
**Please notify Lake County Public Health Agency of your positive test: email@example.com or 719-486-2413
If you were exposed to someone with COVID-19: QUARANTINE:
If you are unvaccinated OR completed the primary series of Pfizer or Moderna over 6 months ago & are not boosted OR completed the primary series of J&J vaccine over 2 months ago and are not boosted:
- Stay home for 5 days. After that continue to wear a mask around others for an additional 5 days.
- If you can’t quarantine you must wear a mask for 10 days.
- Test on day 5, if possible.
- If you develop symptoms, stay home and get tested.
If you have been boosted OR completed the primary series of Pfizer or Moderna within the last 6 months OR completed the primary series of J&J vaccine within the last 2 months:
- Wear a mask around others for 10 days.
- Test on day 5, if possible.
- If you develop symptoms get a test and stay home.
Quarantine and Isolation? Fact Sheet.
Saturday: State of Colorado – Free COVID Testing –
Free COVID-19 testing is now available on Saturdays by the State of Colorado and Affinitye Care Colorado. Look for the tent in the St. Vincent Health parking lot.
Who: Affinitye Care Colorado COVID-19 testing
What: Free PCR COVID testing
Where: St. Vincent Health parking lot at 822 W. 4th Street in Leadville, CO 80461
When: Saturdays 10am-1pm
How: Register at AffinityeCareColorado.com
NOTE: For the Saturday testing, your results will not be on the SVH portal or part of your St. Vincent Health medical record; they will be on the AffinityeCareColorado.com portal.
In Lake County-
Wednsedays: Lake County Public Health Agency
LCPHA every Wednesday (beginning Dec 22, 2021 until Feb 16, 2022) from 10am-4pm. These clinics will be for anyone ages 5+ needing a Pfizer or Moderna vaccination (1st, 2nd, or booster).
Dec 22nd 10am-1pm: https://tinyurl.com/LCPHA-Dec22
Dec 29th 10am-4pm: https://tinyurl.com/LCPHA-Dec29
Jan 5th 10am-4pm: https://tinyurl.com/LCPHA-Jan05
Jan 12th 10am-4pm: https://tinyurl.com/LCPHAJan12
Jan 19th 10am-4pm: https://tinyurl.com/LCPHAJan19
Jan 26th 10am-4pm: https://tinyurl.com/LCPHAJan26
Feb 2nd 10am-4pm: https://tinyurl.com/LCPHAFeb02
Feb 9th 10am-4pm: https://tinyurl.com/LCPHAFeb09
Feb 16th 10am-4pm: https://tinyurl.com/LCPHAFeb16
Fridays: St. Vincent Family Health Center
First, second and booster shots (Moderna) are available at St. Vincent Family Health Center at 735 Hwy 24 S. in Leadville. Please call 719-486-0230 for an appointment at the clinic.
To keep up-to-date on events and providers giving the COVID-19 vaccine in our area, please see this website:
Other Vaccine Resources:
- St. Vincent Health: 719-486-0230
- Safeway: Safeway.com/covidclinic
- Summit County: www.comassvax.Oorg
- Eagle County: https://tinyurl.com/yh9mk8kk
- Chaffee County: https://chaffeecounty.rsvpify.com/