If you are a CPH Primary Care Patient and you are having COVID like symptoms, please call your primary care office. Scheduling will help you schedule a telemedicine appointment. Your care provide will help you arrange for any necessary testing.
If you are needing testing for prior to a surgery or procedure, we offer two options:
- You can walk in to any of our urgent care locations and request a pre-op COVID test. We will provide a NAAT (Nucleic Acid Amplification Test) for $120 at the time of service. Asymptomatic screening is not covered by insurance. Results are available in about 15 minutes.
- You can schedule an appointment with your primary are provider. They will arrange for PCR (Polymerase Chain Reaction) testing to be ran through one of our partner labs (MMH or Aegis). Results will be available in approximately 48 hours. You need to convey whether or not a full pre-op exam is needed to clear you for surgery or if you are only needing testing. We can run your insurance or offer cash pricing.
The table shows what testing options are available at all CPH Urgent Cares. Generally, we steer patients towards our in-house NAATs due to accurate and timely results.
If you are experiencing COVID-like symptoms, please call the urgent care office from the parking lot and we will accommodate you from there.
*** NOTE: Patients are responsible for knowing which test is required to satisfy their surgeon, airline, or employer. Please research your needs in advance. ***
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 when 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