Vecino Health Centers’ outdoor screening for people who are determined to be potentially at risk for COVID-19 is available—by appointment—at the Denver Harbor Family Clinic location*. Call 713-674-3326 to make an appointment.
Call 713-674-3326 before coming to the clinic
The outdoor screening and testing are conducted by appointment for patients and other community members who are determined to be at risk for COVID-19, following a phone screening process. Calling ahead helps the clinic in protecting staff and other patients.
Who is at risk for COVID-19?
People who are at risk for COVID-19 are those who have had contact with someone known to have tested positive and who are exhibiting symptoms.
- Shortness of breath
Vecino Health Centers recommends that those who are determined to be at risk for COVID-19 call to get an appointment, get tested through the outdoor site, and then place themselves in isolation.
Special note for people at higher risk for severe illness
People who are 60 years or older, pregnant, or have underlying medical conditions like heart disease, diabetes, or lung disease may be at higher risk of getting very sick. If they have been exposed, it is important to contact their health care provider. Their health will be monitored more closely.
How long does it take to get the COVID-19 test results?
All tests are sent to a laboratory for processing. Results are available within approximately three days.
Not everyone who is sick needs to be tested for COVID-19
If you are experiencing mild symptoms and have not been in contact with someone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19 or traveled to one of the countries where infection has spread, and are not at high risk, you should isolate yourself, monitor your symptoms, and follow instructions from your health care provider.
Is the testing free?
Testing is covered by most insurance plans, including Medicaid and Medicare. That means no cost to patients. If you don’t have insurance, fees are affordable and determined on a sliding scale based on your income level.
What is coronavirus disease COVID-19?
COVID-19 is a respiratory disease caused by a new coronavirus. The most common symptoms of the disease are fever, cough, and shortness of breath. Most people with COVID-19 will have mild disease but some people will get sicker and may need to be hospitalized.
*The full cash price for the PCR COVID-19 lab test is $51. Insurance coverage and/or discounts may apply via financial assistance.