Can I get vaccinated at Telluride Regional Medical Center? What about the second booster? 

Telluride Regional Medical Center has Moderna and Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines available. The Moderna vaccine is for ages 18 and up.  Boosters are recommended for anyone 18+ as long as it is at least 5 months after the second dose.  The FDA has now approved a second booster dose for immunocompromised people 18+ and for anybody 50+.  If you got a Johnson & Johnson or a Pfizer initial series, it’s okay to get a Moderna booster.

What about vaccines for children?

We have Pfizer vaccine for children above the age of five. The original series for children is two doses spaced at least three weeks apart. A third full dose is recommended for moderately and severely immunocompromised people. No boosters are approved/recommended for children at this time.

Where else can I get vaccinated?

San Miguel County Public Health Department offers vaccine clinics for adults and children:

Vaccine | San Miguel County Colorado COVID-19 Resources (

The Colorado Department of Public Health also has an online vaccine finder:

For the latest COVID-19 information and recommendations visit

How do I know if I am at risk? 

The primary risk factors for COVID-19 complications are age, obesity, diabetes and other conditions that compromise the immune system. Please take the time to review these risk factors with your medical provider.

What is the best way to test for COVID-19?

Free at-home tests are easy to use. You can order 8 free at-⁠home tests by visiting

At-home tests can also be found at public libraries or be purchased at many retail pharmacies.

Do I need to make an appointment for testing?

TRMC currently does not have testing available for people who do not have symptoms. If you do have symptoms, please make an appointment to be seen by one of our providers in our clinic or via telehealth.

Is testing free?

If you are insured, your testing is still covered under insurance. In April 2022, the government program that covered vaccines and testing for uninsured patients stopped accepting claims. For self-pay or uninsured patients, San Miguel County Public Health continues to offer free community testing.

What if I test positive?

If you test positive, your provider will want to schedule a visit, whether a tele-visit or an in-person visit. During this visit, your medical provider can help determine the best treatment option.

Can’t I just take a pill?

The addition of antiviral medications is a game-changer, though pills are in limited supply and need to be appropriately screened for each patient. Not everyone who tests positive for COVID will be eligible for treatment. Patients who test positive outside of the clinic can call us to schedule a telehealth  appointment to discuss their specific situation and possible treatment options with a provider.

Do I still need to wear a mask?

Even though masking is no longer be required in most settings, it certainly is encouraged for people at risk. We recommend keeping some high-quality masks on hand.

As always, if you’re sick, stay home and consider getting tested.