Free COVID-19 Testing in Mesa County
Learn how you can register for a test without insurance or a doctor’s note.
Get a FREE Rapid Test.
Take the test at home and get results in 15-20 minutes.
Mesa County Public Health is distributing free rapid COVID-19 antigen tests.
Pick up your tests during regular business hours at the Health and Human Services Building, located at 510 29 1/2 Road. If you are experiencing symptoms, please wear a mask.
NOTE: There is a limited amount of supplies available, and it is possible a location may not have supplies on hand when you visit.
You can still register for your test at a community testing site.
COVIDCheck Colorado Testing Site (more info here)
Colorado Mesa University 1280 Cannell Ave
This site is in the parking lot north of Bunting Hall. It is accessible from North Avenue and Cannell Avenue or 7th Street and Bunting Avenue.
Monday – Friday
8 am – 4 pm
8 am – 12 pm
*Drive thru only
2. Access your testing results/report an at-home test
Results are processed through labs outside MCPH. Testing turnaround times vary depending on the lab but are typically returned in 2-4 days.
You will be notified by the lab that processed your test. Instructions for results are given onsite when the test is performed.
Use the links below to be directed to the sites for the labs we use to process results. If offered by the lab, you’ll need your account or appointment information to access your results.
Rapid Test Reporting
For tests distributed by public health or for tests purchased on your own, results can be reported here.
You may or may not be contacted by someone from public health. For information on isolation/quarantine, please refer to Isolation & Quarantine instructions.
Call Your Provider
Several health care clinics offer COVID-19 testing in Mesa County. These locations play an important role in identifying COVID-19 cases quickly, which has been a key factor in ensuring case counts remain at manageable levels and do not overwhelm our hospitals.
It is a good idea to call your primary care physician first with symptoms of illness, they know your medical history and can offer guidance for what may be best for you.
If you do not have a primary care doctor, call MCPH.