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Aspen, CO 81611

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COVID-19: Get the latest information on testing, vaccines, visitor guidelines, your care options and more.
COVID-19

Vaccines, Community Testing, Updates and Resources

Leading Through COVID-19

Aspen Valley Hospital continues to work with Pitkin County Health (PCPH) and other local agencies to provide our community with up-to-date information, a Respiratory Evaluation Center, vaccine information and medical assistance.

For the most current information including vaccination clinics, testing locations, hospital capacity and status of public health orders, visit Pitkin County’s COVID-19 Response and Recovery website by clicking the button below.

Pitkin County COVID Response & Recovery

COVID-19 Vaccine Update

  • All individuals over the age of 12 are eligible for the Pfizer vaccine, and all individuals over the age of 18 are eligible to receive the Moderna or Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
  • At this time, the COVID vaccine booster is approved ONLY for those who are immunocompromised. You can follow up with your primary care physician to discuss your eligibility if you believe that you are immunocompromised. Currently, the CDC and federal government health advisors are reviewing the studies and data regarding boosters for the general public. We expect a formal recommendation from the CDC sometime in September.

Visit our COVID-19 Vaccine Update for more local information.

COVID-19 Vaccine Updates

Get Tested for COVID-19

All Testing Options

There are a variety of options available in the upper Roaring Fork Valley should you need testing for COVID-19.

Pitkin County Public Health’s website can help you find a testing location that fits your needs.

COVID-19 Testing Site Finder

Browse All Testing Sites

ASPEN — Respiratory Evaluation Center (REC) at Aspen Valley Hospital

As part of Pitkin County Public Health’s strategy to contain COVID-19 in our community, Aspen Valley Hospital is evaluating patients with COVID-19 symptoms and conducting COVID-19 testing for our community.

  • We are testing individuals who have symptoms/illness, or who have been in close contact with someone who is presumed or confirmed positive based on Public Health guidance.
  • Our Respiratory Evaluation Center is also open to patients who need help managing moderate to severe respiratory symptoms.

 

How does it work?

If you are currently experiencing COVID-19-like symptoms, call your primary care physician. Only your physician can give you a referral to be tested after evaluation of symptoms. Your physician can fax your testing referral and appointment request to Aspen Valley Hospital’s scheduling department at 970-544-1589. If you do not have a primary care physician, please call Aspen Valley Primary Care at 970-279-4111.

  • Location – 0401 Castle Creek Road, Aspen, CO 81611. The Center has a dedicated entrance/exit, and patients visiting the Center do not mix with the general hospital population.
  • Hours for Evaluating Moderate to Severe Symptoms – Monday – Friday, 1pm – 5pm
  • Testing Hours – Monday – Friday, 1pm – 5pm; Saturday and Sunday, 12pm – 2pm
  • Appointment Needed? – Yes, required for PCR and Antibody testing, and for evaluation of moderate to severe symptoms. If you do not have a doctor and need to be evaluated, call Aspen Valley Primary Care to schedule an appointment. Testing will not be done on a walk-in basis. All testing requires an appointment.
  • Doctor’s Note Required? – Yes, referral needed for PCR only.
  • Testing for general public or existing patients only? – PCR testing for patients with symptoms or those determined to be close contacts only. Asymptomatic and Antibody testing available by appointment only. Testing is for general public and existing patients, all patients will need to have an MD order to get tested. Providers can fax their orders to 970-544-1589.
  • Cost (insured) – Tests will be billed to insurance. There is no out-of-pocket expense to the patient after insurance.
  • Cost (uninsured) – PCR testing is free – AVH is committed to cost not being a barrier to testing. Antibody testing $150 – $200.

 

For Physicians

Click below to download the appropriate referral forms:

SYMPTOMATIC COVID-19 Test Referral Form

ASYMPTOMATIC COVID-19 Test Referral Form

If you are currently experiencing COVID-19-like symptoms, but you do not have a primary care physician, please call Aspen Valley Primary Care at 970-279-4111.

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Ways to Help

Aspen Valley Hospital is immensely grateful for the outpouring of support we have received from the community as our staff focuses their efforts on caring for their patients, colleagues and neighbors during this challenging time. Thank you for your support! Click below to find specific ways you can help.

Ways to Help

Five Commitments to Containment

It is important to adhere to all public health and Centers for Disease Control guidelines. In a recent Q&A with Dr. Brad Holmes, he boils these down to the Five Commitments, which are designed to reduce the spread of the virus and protect everyone in the community:

I will maintain six feet of social distance.
I will wash my hands often.
I will cover my face in public.
I will stay home when I am sick.
I will get tested immediately when I have symptoms.

If you are demonstrating COVID-19 symptoms or are concerned that you might have been exposed to the disease, don’t wait to come to Aspen Valley Hospital. Per Dr. Holmes, “If you’re feeling sick and feel you need to come to the hospital, by all means, do so. We have set up all kinds of systems to protect people from exposure to the virus. We’re the community’s hospital, and we are here to take care of people who need our help.”

Learn More About Our COVID-Clean Pledge

Aspen Valley Hospital’s COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions

What are the symptoms of COVID-19?

• Fever or chills
• Cough
• Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
• Fatigue
• Muscle or body aches
• Headache
• New loss of taste or smell
• Sore throat
• Congestion or runny nose
• Nausea or vomiting
• Diarrhea

When do symptoms appear?

Symptoms typically appear two to 14 days after exposure to the virus.

Does everyone with COVID-19 have symptoms?

No. It is important to note that many people who carry the COVID-19 virus are asymptomatic, or never show symptoms. This is why it is important to wear a mask in public and safely social distance at all times.

How is AVH making the hospital safe?

Aspen Valley Hospital and the locations that make up our Network of Care are diligently adhering to a variety of safety protocols to ensure a clean, safe environment for our patients.

Learn more about our COVID-Clean Pledge

What is the difference between a PCR test, antigen test and an antibody test?

A PCR, or a polymerase chain reaction test, detects the virus’ genetic material while an antigen test detects specific proteins on the surface of the virus.

An antibody test looks for antibodies that are made by your immune system in response to the virus. Antibodies can take several days to develop after you have an infection. Therefore, this type of test helps patients determine if they have already had COVID-19, but not if they currently have COVID-19.

When should I wear a mask?

Wearing a mask is a vital part of preventing the spread of COVID-19. According to Pitkin County Public Health, you should wear a mask for face covering whenever you’ll be around someone you don’t live with. This includes in any indoor public space, while you’re exercising in an indoor public space such as a gym, public pool areas (although not while you’re swimming), on public transit or when ride-sharing, waiting in line, visiting your healthcare provider, and outside if you are unable to safely social distance with six feet between you and others.

If I need to see my physician, but do not want to come into the office, does Aspen Valley Hospital offer telehealth options?

Yes, definitely. Aspen Valley Hospital offers extensive telemedicine services ranging from primary care to higher level specialized care such as cardiology, orthopedics, pediatrics, ophthalmology and more.

Learn more about our telemedicine services

What should I do if I think I’ve been exposed to COVID-19?

If you’re experiencing COVID-19-like symptoms, call your primary care provider who will help you determine if you should get tested, and then request a test for patients who need one. If you don’t have a primary care physician, call Aspen Valley Primary Care at 970-279-4111.

If you experience severe respiratory distress and/or need immediate medical attention, visit Aspen Valley Hospital’s emergency department or call 9-1-1 and make them aware you are concerned you might have COVID-19.

Is Aspen Valley Hospital currently offering elective surgeries?

Yes, we resumed non-urgent and non-emergent surgeries, procedures and outpatient services. Consult with your physician regarding the best approach for your immediate non-emergent needs.

Where can I get tested for COVID-19 in the Roaring Fork Valley?

There are a variety of options available in the upper Roaring Fork Valley should you need testing for COVID-19.

Pitkin County Public Health’s website can help you find a testing location that fits your needs.

COVID-19 Testing Site Finder

Browse All Testing Sites