Covid Testing Resources

Medicaid Application Assistance: If you need assistance applying, please contact
Kelly Borger, Medicaid Program Specialist at kborger[at][dot]us or call 303-347-5203.

Free SalivaDirect tests available for LPS students and employees

Beginning January 22, 2021, COVIDCheck Colorado offers free SalivaDirect tests to LPS students and LPS employees. Parents must accompany students under the age of 18. (No siblings, please.)  LPS Students and employees should use this link to register before coming to the site. 

Please note: Due to increased volume at the LPS SalivaDirect test site, we will no longer be able to accept walk-ins.

Please be aware of the following:  The individual being tested should not drink water 10 minutes prior to collection. Other drinks, food, nasal sprays, chewing gum/ tobacco should not be consumed for 30 minutes before sample collection. No smoking 30 minutes prior to collection.

Testing hours: 
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 8am-12pm
Wednesday: 6:30am-12pm (*March 24: 7am-12pm)
Saturday: 8am-11am
190 East Littleton Blvd.
Littleton, CO 80120

PARENT/GUARDIANS: COVID-19 SalivaDirect test results will not be sent to your child's school, parents can submit results to the school.

COVID Check Colorado Free Nasal Swab Testing available to everybody

COVIDCheck Colorado is the preferred testing company for LPS employees. 

Employees click here to make appointment.

COVIDCheck Colorado is offering free testing to the entire community. Drive-thru nasal swab test takes less than five minutes to complete. Results are generally back within 36 hours and guaranteed within 72 hours. Testing is available in several locationsMake an appointment online.

Free Testing Sites

The following COVID testing sites are available for the LPS Community.  LPS is not affiliated with any of these community testing sites. 

COVID-19 Testing is available to the following individuals:

  • Any person who has or has had one or more symptoms of COVID-19
  • Any individual who has had close contact exposure (within 6 ft for at least 15 minutes)
  • Any individual who is asymptomatic and: 
  • Attends a school that is requiring testing
  • Is employed by a healthcare facility, nursing home, or is a member of emergency services  (police, fire, EMS) 
  • Resides in or is being admitted to a congregate (shared) living facility
  • Is planning to travel or visit a hospital who meets criteria for testing

Littleton Park and Walk - COVID Check Colorado testing site (inside testing)

190 E. Littleton Blvd. Littleton 80120

Open Monday-Friday from 7:00 am - 12:00 pm

Click here to register to schedule an appointment

Centennial Center Park - Free MAKO testing site

13050 E. Peakview Ave. (East of Arapahoe Rd and Peoria)

Open daily from 8:00 am  - 6:00 pm

Free drive through testing which is open to anyone. No Health Insurance, Identification, doctor referral or appointment is needed. You can pre-register for faster testing. 

For more information see flyer


Pirates Cove Water Park - No cost Stride testing site

1225 W. Belleview Ave.    Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays    8:00 am - noon (or until supplies run out)

You can pre-register here or text COVID to 720-902-6398

Stride will attempt to bill your insurance first for the cost of the test, however, if the insurance claim is denied, you will NOT be sent a bill.


Low or No Cost Testing

Sheridan Health Services (SHS)

3525 W Oxford Ave G1, Denver

COVID-19 Testing is available for all persons by appointment only: Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, 3 p.m.- 4:00 p.m. For questions, please call (303) 315-6150

Las pruebas de COVID-19 están disponibles por todas las personas: lunes, miercoles, y viernes, 3 p.m.- 4:00 p.m. Para preguntas, llame al (303) 315-6150

Get details about cost, including the assessment at CU Anschutz- Sheridan Health Service

At SHS, the actual COVID test is free at SHS, however, medical staff needs to perform a health assessment (telehealth) prior to doing the test. There is a fee for that assessment, however, most private insurance companies, Medicaid and Medicare cover the cost of the assessment.

  • If your insurance does not cover the cost, and you are not a current patient of SHS, you will be billed $45 for the assessment. New patients can complete the enrollment process to verify they qualify for a discount rate.
  • Uninsured patients will not be charged for the assessment.
Las pruebas de COVID-19 están disponibles por todas las personas: lunes, miércoles, y jueves, 3 p.m.- 4:00 p.m. Para preguntas, llame al (303) 315-6150La información sobre el costo de las pruebas COVID ha sido confusa. En SHS, la prueba COVID es gratuita en SHS, pero nuestro personal médico debe realizar una evaluación de salud (telesalud) antes de realizar la prueba. Hay una tarifa por esa evaluación.
  • La mayoría de seguros privados, Medicaid, Medicare e CHP+ cubren el costo de la evaluación de salud asociada con las pruebas de COVID-19.
  • Si su a seguranza, no cubre el costo y no es paciente de Sheridan Health Services, le mandaran una cuenta de $45 por el costo de la evaluación. Pacientes nuevos pueden completar el proceso de inscripción para verificar si califican para el programa de descuento que la clínica ofrece.
  • Pacientes sin seguro no se les cobrara por la evaluación.


AFC Urgent Care 

5102 S. Broadway, Englewood, 80113 - no appointment required - accept most insurance including Medicaid - patients would be responsible for charges not covered by their insurance 



Dispatch Health

If the family is insured through Medicaid or other insurance. DH can provide COVID testing in the home 720-647-5329

  • They can test if someone is exposed or if experiencing symptoms
  • DH bills insurance directly (as an Urgent Care visit) - there is a fee for the service and a fee for the lab work as well.
  • If families do not have insurance the cost is $275.00 (visit) + $100.00 (lab work)
  • They can provide services for mass testing - they would contract directly with the school district.