The Colorado Department of Public Health is offering a 15-minute CVS testing test for pregnant women.
The test is offered free of charge for anyone over the age of 19 who is in compliance with Colorado’s parental consent law.
“This test will help protect pregnant women and their unborn babies,” Dr. Kristi Guevara, the public health department’s director of medical services, said in a statement.
“We want to encourage everyone to get this test.
It is free and there are no restrictions on the age that anyone can use it.”
The Colorado Department for Human Services, which administers the state’s parental rights law, has made available the 15-minutes test in response to a request from the Colorado State Board of Medical Examiners.
The state says it hopes to offer the test at the end of October, the date that CVS pharmacies will close for the summer.