COVID-19 Update - New as of 5/11/20
BCH Expands COVID-19 Testing
BCH has partnered with local testing company Biodesix to offer expanded
access to diagnostic COVID-19 testing.
Swab Test for COVID-19
Patients can now schedule appointments at drive-up testing sites in Boulder and Erie:
Testing is available at both drive-up testing sites Monday through Friday
by appointment only. For information about the availability of testing over the weekend, please
call one of our three
Urgent Care Center locations located in Erie, Gunbarrel or Superior.
Testing is available with a physician’s order for patients:
- Currently experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, which include fever, new cough/shortness
of breath, or two or more of the following: loss of taste/smell, chills,
muscle pain, headache, sore throat.
Who have had close contact with someone with a lab-confirmed case of COVID-19,
even if you don't have symptoms.
If you have a BCH physician, you can call that clinic to schedule a convenient
virtual visit to assess whether a COVID-19 test is warranted. Your physician can order
the test for you.
Individuals without a BCH physician can call their primary care physician
or the BCH COVID-19 line at 303‑415‑8180 to be screened for testing. The
BCH COVID-19 line is answered Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Once an order is placed, patients will be contacted within 24 hours to
schedule the test at one of our testing sites.
The cash price for a COVID-19 test is $100.
Antibody Test for Those Who Are Not Sick
- Cash price: $80
Antibody testing is
not by appointment. You must talk to your doctor if you should have this test
not be sick and have
no symptoms for at least 10 days prior to getting your blood drawn
BCH Now Accepting Self-Referral Testing for COVID-19
Please note that we are now able to begin accepting self-referrals for
COVID PCR and Antibody testing. The see the process for each below:
COVID PCR (Actively Ill or Exposure)
- Contact the Laboratory Customer Service at 303-415-4285.
- Inform the laboratory customer service that you would like to self-refer
for COVID PCR testing.
- Customer service will place your order in the system.
- You will be contacted by scheduling within 24 hrs in order to schedule
your drive-thru testing appointment.
Results are made available via the
MyBCH patient portal. You may make a payment online or wait for a statement in the mail.
COVID Antibody (Checking antibody status. Previous infection/exposure)
What is an antibody test to SARS-CoV-2?
SARS-CoV-2 IgG may identify past infection. Current in house antibody test
(Ortho –Clinical Diagnostics) which has sensitivity 83.3% and specificity
100%. NOTE: these tests are not FDA approved, but has been deemed by FDA
that clearance was not necessary.
- Present to any BCH outpatient laboratory and request COVID Antibody testing.
- As a self-referral, insurance cannot be billed and payment is expected
at time of service.
- Your specimen will be collected by lab and sent for testing.
Results will be available within 24 hours and can be viewed on the
MyBCH patient portal.
COVID PCR: $100
COVID Antibody: $75
Convenient Locations, Full Range of Tests
The Boulder Community Health Laboratory provides the highest quality services
and patient care at five convenient locations throughout Boulder County.
Our experienced team—board-certified clinical and surgical pathologists,
certified medical technologists, lab technicians and more—is dedicated
to exceeding our patients’ expectations.
We perform a full range of standard laboratory tests. If you need a highly
specialized test that we don’t perform, we will get your results
through our partnership with Mayo Clinic’s reference laboratory.
Our Foothills Hospital-based lab is nationally certified as a highly complex
laboratory and accredited by The Joint Commission.
At all BCH Laboratory locations, you can access blood-drawing (phlebotomy)
and specimen collection services. Our team of pathologists reviews test
results and reports to the ordering doctor.
We offer five convenient service sites throughout Boulder County.
Foothills Hospital (4747 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder)
Phone: (303) 415-4285 (press 5)
Hours: Mon. – Fri., 7 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Sat., 7 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Sun., 7 a.m. – noon
Holidays: 7 a.m. – noon
Community Medical Center
(1000 W. South Boulder Rd., Lafayette)
Phone: (303) 415-4300
Mon. – Fri., 7 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sat: 7 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Hours: Mon. – Fri., 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Holidays: Not available.
Erie Medical Center
(101 Erie Parkway, Erie)
Phone: (303) 415-5811
Mon. – Fri., 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Sat: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.