CPH Urgent Cares are evaluating and testing as needed for Covid-19, flu, and strep. Please call before coming in if you have cough, fever, or shortness of breath.
Montrose Testing Site Information
Who: Established Primary Care Patients of Cedar Point Health in Montrose
What: Flu, Strep, and COVID-19 Tests
When: By appointment only, Monday-Friday 9am – 12:30pm.
After an initial telehealth visit with your provider to determine what testing is needed, we will schedule you for a same day or next business day test.
Where: Our dedicated testing site for CPH patients is at 836 S. Townsend Ave, in the courtyard on the West side of the Urgent Care location. There are 2 Reserved Parking spaces for patients waiting for testing.
Please do not enter the Urgent Care. Wait in your car until instructed to enter.
How it works
- If you are feeling sick, call us to schedule a telehealth appointment. Click here for more information on telehealth visits.
- If your provider requests further testing, you will be scheduled for a same day or next day Testing Appointment. To reduce contact, all testing is taking place at a dedicated site at 836 S Townsend.
- Once scheduled, you will receive an email and text message to confirm and check in for your appointment. Completing this will alert the Testing Site staff to be prepared for you at your appointment time.
- Before your appointment, you will receive a text message instructing you where to park. If reserved spots are taken, park as close as you are able to the testing site.
- Text us once you arrive, but remain in your vehicle until you are asked to enter.
- Once the staff is prepared, we will text you back and ask you to enter the testing site. Please wear a mask.
- We will administer the test ordered by your provider, and provide follow up instructions (click here to download.)
Do you know when your illness is urgent or emergent? While sometimes the answer to this may seem slightly complex, knowing the difference could save your life. Here are some basic guidelines to help you make the right decision.
If a medical illness or injury is life or limb threatening or involves severe bodily damage, patients should go directly to the Emergency Room. An Urgent Care’s level of treatment is not equipped or capable of providing ER care. Examples of hen to go to the Emergency Room include:
- Coughing or vomiting blood
- Difficulty breathing
- Drug overdoses
- Head or spinal injury
- Loss of consciousness
- Serious burns
- Severe wounds and amputations
- Signs of heart attack
- Signs of stroke
- Sudden vision changes
- Uncontrolled bleeding
- Vaginal bleeding with pregnancy
Our Urgent Care facilities are designed to treat illness or injury that are non-life threatening. We specialize in quick treatment for minor emergencies. Urgent Care is less costly and a much quicker alternative to the Emergency Room. An Urgent Care visit is appropriate for:
- Bladder infections
- Bug bites or small animal bites
- Cough or sore throat
- Ear pain
- Mild fevers
- Minor burns
- Sprains or minor injuries
- Pink eye or other minor eye problems
If you are unsure if you should visit the ER or an urgent care, call us at any of our 3 locations!
Clifton – 970-523-3544
Grand Junction- 970-644-9900
Montrose – 970-249-2118
- Scripps Health: https://www.scripps.org/news_items/should-you-go-to-the-emergency-room-or-urgent-care
- DocuTap: https://docutap.com/blog/whats-the-difference-between-an-urgent-care-and-an-emergency-room
- HealthWorks Medical Group: https://www.ushealthworks.com/Services/Urgent-Care/ER-Differences.html
In order to help you take advantage of the opportunities available right here in the Montrose community, we have gathered some information on wellness related topics which we are able to provide to our patients during wellness visits.
Check out the links below for some information on what is available to you to help you get or stay active, some health eating tips, a home safety guide, Colorado Quitline information, as well as a small list of other resources which might be useful to you.
- For information about SilverSneakers and local participating gyms click here
- For tips on healthy eating habits click here
- For information about fall prevention and home safety click here
- For information about the Colorado QuitLine click here
- Visit The Center for Mental Health for mental health resources
- Click here for a list of local audiologists, dentists, optometrists, therapists, and other resources