COVID-19 Resources


Getting vaccinated against COVID-19 is the best way to protect yourself and others. Anyone, including children from the age of 6 months and older, is eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine. In addition, booster doses are available and recommended. Learn more about who should get a booster dose. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) is a reliable source of information about COVID-19 vaccines: 1-877-268-2926.

Available Vaccines

Four vaccines are authorized in the US and recommended to prevent COVID-19. All available vaccines are safe and extremely effective against severe illness, hospitalization and death from 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
  • Johnson & Johnson 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 members. If other services are provided during the medical visit where you are vaccinated, you may be responsible for those services.

Where to Get Your COVID-19 Vaccine

Vaccines are now widely available, including at Denver Health and UCHealth, as well as many pharmacies and community vaccination centers. 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 face mask
  • 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

After your vaccine you’ll be given information detailing which COVID-19 vaccine you received and the date/location you received it. Be sure to keep this as a record of your COVID-19 vaccinations. It will help you keep track of additional doses or booster vaccines that you may need. It takes time for your body to build protection after any vaccination. COVID-19 vaccines that require two shots may not protect you until a week or two after your second shot. The one-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine will provide protection a week or two after the single shot.


COVID-19 Testing is available for all DHMP plans. Learn about your COVID-19 testing options.


There is no change in coverage of treatments for those exposed to COVID-19. In cases where cost-sharing and deductibles apply now, they will continue to apply. Generally, access to oral antivirals, such as Paxlovid and Lagevrio won't change.

Additional Resources

For general questions about COVID-19, call the CDPHE CO-HELP line at 303-389-1687 or visit the CDPHE website.

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.