The Crestone Eagle • May 2020

Valley-Wide Health Systems begins COVID-19 testing at two clinic locations

Valley-Wide Health Systems will begin testing patients who meet the criteria for symptoms and exposure at the Convenient Care Community Clinic, 1131 Main St. in Alamosa. Testing is also available at the La Junta Convenient Care Clinic at 1012 Belmont Ave. in La Junta.

Due to the limited supply of these testing kits, patients must meet the criteria before receiving a test. These include: symptoms of COVID-19 such as fever, dry cough, and shortness of breath. Valley-Wide will also provide testing for SLV area healthcare workers who meet testing criteria.

Testing is available between 10am and 2pm at the Convenient Care Community Clinic and during regular business hours at the La Junta Convenient Care Clinic, for patients who have been triaged and confirmed as qualified for testing. If you need to be tested for COVID-19, please call our triage line at 719-589-3658 and press 9 when prompted. Registered nurses staff our triage line, and they can help you determine whether you should receive testing.

In order to be tested, you must call our triage line, and meet the following criteria:

  • showing symptoms of COVID-19
  • 65+ years of age, and/or
  • Underlying health conditions
  • Essential workforce/critical infrastructure employees

Testing will soon be available at the Valley-Wide Cañon City location—we will announce when testing is officially available there.

Additionally, Valley-Wide Health Systems continues to serve patients for non-COVID-related needs. Our clinics remain open for patients with chronic or acute illness, obstetrics checks, Medication Assisted Treatment, and well-child checks for infants and children up to age 2. We also have telehealth appointments available for current patients so that you can speak to a provider from the comfort of your home. Telehealth services can be booked by calling your local clinic and requesting a telehealth appointment.

Alamosa Dental Clinic, Edward M. Kennedy Dental Clinic, Rocky Ford Dental Clinic and Valley-Wide Cañon City Dental will remain open, but only for emergency dental services, and on limited schedules, listed below. We are not scheduling any preventative dental services such as check-ups and cleanings at this time.

Alamosa Dental Clinic: Monday-Friday. Edward M. Kennedy Dental Clinic: Tuesdays and Thursdays. Valley-Wide Cañon City Dental: Thursdays. Rocky Ford Dental Clinic: Wednesdays