COVID-19 testing for symptomatic people will relocate from Montrose Memorial Hospital to the Montrose County Event Center beginning Monday, Oct. 19. The move will allow for sample collection during months associated with harsh weather conditions.

Currently, symptomatic COVID-19 testing is taking place at Montrose Memorial Hospital’s designated drive-thru location at 800 S. Third St. As of Monday, this site will cease and testing will only be available at the Montrose County Event Center, located at 1036 N. Seventh St.

Individuals needing a COVID test can receive their test Monday-Saturday between 8 and 11 a.m.on a first-come, first-serve basis. Testing will only be done during this time frame. You must have a provider’s order for the test.

The relocated testing site will continue serve nasopharyngeal swab COVID tests for patients who are symptomatic or receiving an elective procedure. There is no charge for the nasopharyngeal swab at this time due to the current state-supported lab process. Testing will maintain a convenient drive-thru format. Those being tested need to follow signage, remain in their vehicle and enter the building off the southeast end.

Individuals who do not have a provider’s order — or need a test for travel or personal reasons — should contact their provider to receive a provider’s order, or call Delta Public Health’s testing site at 970-874-2165. Tests may be available at this Delta site depending on availability and $100 fee. Delta County Health Department will not bill your insurance.

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