National Jewish Health is now offering both molecular diagnostic and antibody (IgG and IgM) testing for patients and the public, with and without a physician order/referral through our Advanced Diagnostic Laboratories. Testing is administered at a temporary structure outside the main hospital on our campus.
National Jewish Health provides COVID-19 testing for:
The public (over 10 years of age) without a physician referral: For testing without a physician referral, advance payment is required and insurance will not be billed by National Jewish Health. Learn more about self-referral testing for the public.
Patients referred by outside physicians and health care providers: Your doctor’s office will coordinate the referral and insurance filing. Our scheduling department will call you to set up an appointment once the referral is received. Please contact your physician to initiate a referral to National Jewish Health for testing.
Your National Jewish Health physician may refer you for testing: For a clinical appointment, please call 303.395.1355 or make an appointment online.
The COVID-19 Swab (molecular/PCR) Test is available for ages two and up and the IgG Antibody (Serology) test is available for ages 10 and up through our drive-through testing area.
For children under these age limits, please to talk with your physician or see a physician through National Jewish Health Department of Pediatrics to receive a test in clinic. Our scheduling department will call patients to set up an appointment once a provider referral is received.
All patients under the age of 18 years must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.
Our Advanced Diagnostic Laboratories offers both molecular diagnostic and antibody (IgG and IgM) testing.
Refer a Patient Online
Download Fax Referral Form
Refer: Physician or physician’s office can submit a referral online or by fax. If possible, provide a copy of the patient’s insurance card or facesheet and photo identification. ALL patients MUST have a physician referral.
Registration: National Jewish Health will contact the patient for registration and scheduling. We will assign each patient a schedule confirmation number, which they will need to provide at check-in.
Scheduling: Patients are scheduled for a testing window. Currently most patients are scheduled for same-day or next-day appointments.
Check-in: Patients MUST bring their assigned schedule confirmation number and photo identification. They will sign consent upon arrival.
Testing: Patients are swabbed at a temporary structure outside the hospital on our main campus.
Results: Most physicians and patients will receive results within 24-48 hours of specimen collection. Patients may receive results by phone or through our secure patient portal.
Billing: National Jewish Health will bill insurance, with a valid physician order, for testing under CPT code 87635 for the COVID-19 molecular test CPT code 86328 for the antibody test (IgG and IgM).
You may also contact our Physician Line at 1.800.652.9555, weekdays, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mountain Time or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Learn more about COVID-19 and how it affects specific health conditions in these printable patient education materials.
Download COVID-19 Materials