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Starting today, Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center will implement several changes to the type of COVID-19 tests offered at its facilities.

All routine outpatient COVID-19 tests will be sent to Mayo Clinic for results.

This includes all travel-related COVID-19 test requests, surgery-related COVID-19 test requests for surgeries not performed at HRRMC, as well as symptomatic and asymptomatic outpatient test requests. Turnaround times are estimated at 2-5 days.

These changes are a result of rapid in-house molecular testing supply shortages across the state.

Alternative testing options are available through Chaffee County Public Health by calling 719-539-4510 or 719-530-2565.

As the COVID-19 situation continues to evolve, more changes may occur.

Please check for the latest updates or call 719-530-2217.

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