Published on April 10, 2020

Parkview Offers FREE COVID-19 Testing to First Responders and Healthcare Workers


 (Pueblo, CO, April 10, 2020) – Beginning Monday, April 13th at 8:00 a.m., 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 COVID-19 testing, individuals must have symptoms of the COVID-19 virus, and be pre-approved by PDPHE prior to testing. Specimens will be sent to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment State Lab in Denver for evaluation.

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.  First responders and healthcare workers must bring employment identification.

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

Parkview is encouraging everyone to help save lives by practicing social distancing and washing their hands frequently.

About Parkview Medical Center

Founded in 1923, Parkview Health System in Pueblo, Colorado, offers general acute healthcare and health specialty services. As a private, non-profit organization, Parkview is licensed for 350 beds and provides a full range of healthcare services including a verified Level III Trauma Center along with exceptional comprehensive cardiac and orthopedic care. Parkview Health System is the leader in all service lines in our service area. As a vital healthcare source, Parkview’s service area includes Pueblo County and 14 surrounding counties, which together represent 370,000 total lives.

Parkview Health System is the largest non-government, nonprofit, private sector employer in Pueblo County with approximately 3,000 employees and provides a skilled medical staff of over 370 physicians. The impact of our workforce triggers a strong impact on the community as Parkview’s annual payroll contributes $232 million to the economy.