The Youth Clinic is committed to providing the Northern Colorado community with services and information regarding Covid-19. Learn more about our services, safety protocols, and find helpful articles and resources about the Covid-19 virus.
This test is a 15-minute rapid test—only used on symptomatic patients and it is a swab in the nares (very non-invasive).
This test is a 12-15 minute rapid test—used on asymptomatic and symptomatic patients and it is a swab in the nares.
Biofire RVP with Covid:
This is a 65 minute in house test- also known as a Respiratory Viral Panel. It tests several viral illnesses including COVID. It is collected in the intranasal cavity (brain tickler). This test can be used for symptomatic patients and asymptomatic patients. It is also used as a follow-up test to a patient who has tested negative with one of the other tests and still has a “high probability” of having COVID.
Masking Guidelines: Although the Public Health Order requiring masks in public indoor spaces expired February 11, 2022, The Youth Clinic and Pediatric Urgent Care of Northern Colorado will continue to require masks in all of our facilities. We are following CDC recommendations that masking for all is the safest practice for healthcare settings. We ask patients and families to be kind and patient and we thank you for your support!
- Families will be asked to wait in their cars upon arrival to the clinic.
- Families will have several options upon arrival to let the office know they have arrived including an office-specific direct number which will be posted on the front window/door at each location as well as a new text message chat option available through Phreesia.
- Infants and children under 3 do not have to wear a mask, everyone else will need to have a mask on when entering the building.
- Families will be contacted by Nursing staff and given instructions on entering the building for an appointment.
- Please also note that the Timnath office will no longer serve as a drop-off and pickup location at this time. All forms and prescriptions should be requested for pickup at one of our other three office locations.
COVID-19 Testing Information
The Youth Clinic has 3 different ways to test for COVID-19, and all are above 95% accurate. Testing does require an appointment at either Youth Clinic or Pediatric Urgent Care of Northern Colorado. Click a topic below to learn more.
“Messenger RNA (mRNA) is a single strand of coded material that instructs cells to produce specific proteins. The COVID-19 vaccines made by Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna use mRNA to create immunity without infecting our body’s cells. The Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine has been thoroughly evaluated for its effectiveness and has accumulated the most information about the body’s response to the vaccine and we are eagerly waiting for the FDA’s approval for use in children ages five and up.”
– Dr. Guenther, a Youth Clinic Pediatrician. To learn more about mRNA vaccines, read Dr. Guenther’s latest article here.