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Free COVID-19 tests to be offered in Pueblo for first responders & healthcare workers

Posted at 6:11 PM, Apr 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-11 18:50:19-04

PUEBLO — Beginning Monday, April 13th, Parkview Medical Center and Pueblo Department of Public Health and Environment (PDPHE) will offer free COVID-19 testing for first responders and healthcare workers.

To be eligible for the free COVID-19 testing, individuals must have symptoms of the COVID-19 virus, and be pre-approved by PDPHE prior to testing. First responders and healthcare workers must bring employment identification.

Specimens will then be sent to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment State Lab in Denver for evaluation.

“Parkview Medical Center and PDPHE are honored to provide free COVID-19 testing to first responders and healthcare workers in the Pueblo community," said Dr. Sandeep Vijan, Chief Quality Officer for Parkview Medical Center. "We are in this together and we will continue to provide exceptional care."

Limited testing will be offered Monday-Friday the week of April 13th from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Parkview Emergency Room located at 400 West 16th Street.