COVID-19 vaccinations are the best way to protect yourself and others.
The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) is a reliable source of information about COVID-19 vaccines, testing, treatment and best practices.
These vaccines are authorized in the US and recommended to prevent COVID-19. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provides information about the types of vaccines available.
- Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine
- Moderna COVID-19 vaccine
- Novavax COVID-19 vaccine
100% Covered, No Copay
You may receive your COVID-19 vaccine at any convenient vaccination site. The cost of the vaccine will be completely covered by Denver Health Medical Plan (DHMP) at no cost to our members. If other services are provided during the medical visit where you are vaccinated, you may be responsible for costs related to those services.
Where to Get Your COVID-19 Vaccine
Many providers offer COVID-19 vaccines and boosters, including Denver Health as well as many pharmacies, doctor's offices and other health systems.
The CDC provides a tool to help you find a COVID-19 vaccine near you.
If you currently receive care at Denver Health, MyChart is an efficient way to schedule your vaccine.
Preparing for Your Appointment
When you go to your appointment, remember the following:
- Wear a loose-fitting short sleeve shirt, so medical staff can access your upper arm
- Bring a photo ID and your DHMP member ID card
Reduce the Spread of COVID-19
Being tested for COVID-19 before contact with others will reduce the chance of spreading the virus and save lives. Awareness of a positive test result allows individuals to isolate themselves for a period of time, reducing the chance that they will infect those they love and everyone around them. It may also allow you to seek treatment earlier. If you have been in contact with others who are infected, whether or not you have symptoms, you should get tested.
Free COVID-19 Tests
The federal government has free COVID-19 tests available for households who request them. As of September 25, 2023, households can order free tests through COVIDtests.gov.
Additional COVID Test Options for These Plans
- Elevate Medicare Advantage Members
Elevate Medicare Advantage members can continue to receive COVID-19 PCR and antigen tests with no cost-sharing when the test is ordered by a physician or certain other health care providers, such as physician assistants and certain registered nurses, and performed by a laboratory.
- Elevate Medicaid Choice and CHP+ Members
For details on how to get COVID-19 at home test kits, visit Health First Colorado COVID-19 at home testing.
If you feel you may have been exposed to COVID-19, you can call the Denver Health NurseLine at 303-739-1261 for advice on appropriate next steps. If you are experiencing symptoms, you should call or message your primary care provider (PCP) for guidance.
If this is an emergency, go to the nearest hospital or call 9-1-1. Your DHMP plan will cover you at any emergency room or urgent care center, anywhere in the U.S.