Testing Sites and Information

Free Community Drive-up Testing

BEGINNING 9/1/2020

Drive-up testing is available without an appointment at the Mesa County Fairgrounds.

Mesa County Fairgrounds

(Grandstands Arena)


8 a.m.– 3 p.m. (except Holidays)

Map of the Mesa County Fairgrounds Testing Site

Register online to speed up the process. If you do not register your wait time will be increased.

You do not need health insurance to get tested.

Who should be tested

It is important for you to get tested if you were around someone who has COVID-19 even if you are symptom-free.

After you’ve been tested

If you have been exposed, follow the quarantine guidance.

If you or a loved one has symptoms of COVID-19, follow the isolation and home care guidance.

What about results?

Results are processed through Mako Medical. You will be notified immediately when your results have been processed. You will be contacted using the information collected when your test was completed.

  • You can also text “MAKO” to 66349 to opt-in to receive your results via text.

Current turnaround time approximately two days from the time the sample is received at the lab.  If you have not received your results after four days, then you can visit their online portal to check the status of your test (Mako Medical button below).

Pediatric and Off-Site Testing

Mesa County Public Health offers COVID-19 testing for children under age 3 and those with transportation or other access issues to the fairgrounds site. To make special arrangements for these type of tests, please call us at 970-248-6900.

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.