Pima County COVID-19 Testing Centers

Free COVID-19 Testing

Through partnerships with Arizona State University, the City of Tucson, Accureference Labs, and Paradigm Labs, Pima County has opened sites offering FREE COVID-19 testing to anybody in the community ages 5 or older, without a doctor's order, and even if you don't have symptoms. These sites offer the “PCR” test that can let you know if you have an active COVID-19 infection and may be able to spread the disease to others.

Community Pop-up Testing Centers 

Walk-up only, no appointment

See a map of these temporary locations
Results available in 3-5 business days. 

Location Date and Time
 Tucson Estates
 3025 S. Kinney Rd., Tucson, AZ 85713

 Nov. 30, 2020
 3 - 7 pm
 
 Freedom Park
 5000 E. 29th St., Tucson, AZ 85711

 Dec. 5, 2020 
 8 am - 12 pm

 Greater Vail Chamber of Commerce
 13105 E. Colossal Cave Rd., Tucson, AZ 85641

 Dec. 7, 2020
 1 - 4 pm

 YWCA House of Neighborly Services
 243 W. 33rd St., Tucson, AZ 85713

Jan. 9, 2021
 8 am - 12 pm 

Review your results here, or view additional information on getting results. 


Drive Thru Testing

Location   Day(s) Begins 
 Pima Community College West Campus (PCC-W)
 2202 W. Anklam Rd., Tucson, AZ 85709
Mondays, excepting national holidays and December 28, 2020


Monday, Nov. 16, 2020


 Pima Community College Desert Vista Campus (PCC-DV)
 5901 S. Calle Santa Cruz, Tucson, AZ 85709 
Wednesdays, excepting national holidays and December 30, 2020 

Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020
 
  Pima Community College East Campus (PCC-E)
 8181 E. Irvington Rd., Tucson, AZ 85709
Fridays, excepting national holidays.


Friday, Dec. 4, 2020
 

Drive Thru Testing is by appointment only.

This testing, which requires pre-registration, is offered by Arizona State University in partnership with the Arizona Department of Health Services.

Schedule your appointment using these steps, prior to arriving at the test site.
  • Register for appointment with your cell phone, tablet, laptop or desktop computer.
  • Log in: https://asubioempportal.pointnclick.com/
  • Agency code: SALIVATEST
  • Once logged-in to the portal, click on “Appointments” to request an available appointment time
  • Arrive no more than 15 minutes prior to your appointment.
  • If you have any scheduling issues, please email COVID19info@asu.edu.

Important Guidelines

  • Each person will need an email, families cannot share an email. 
  • Each participant must be at least the age of five. 
  • You must wear a protective face covering - either cloth or surgical mask.
  • Bring the QR code you receive after scheduling your test appointment.
  • 30 minutes before your appointment, rinse your mouth with plain water for 20-30 seconds and then spit the water out.
  • Do not eat, drink (even water), smoke, vape, or chew gum for 30 minutes prior to your appointment time (any of these factors may cause an invalid test and/or your test may be rejected by clinical personnel at site collection).   Tip: Staying well hydrated by drinking water the day before and up to 30 minutes prior to your test will speed your saliva collection process.  
  • Results will be available via the portal approximately 48 hours from your testing time.
Someone will be available at the COVID-19 testing site to address questions you have pertaining to the sample collection process.


Downtown Tucson Testing Center


Appointments preferred.

Free COVID-19 tests for anybody 5 years of age or older outside the Tucson Electric Power Headquarters building at, 88 E Broadway Blvd. Click below or call 855-452-2346 to schedule an appointment.
Starting Friday October 16 - Open 10AM to 2PM 
every Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
This location will be closed on Wednesday, November 11, 2020.

***Walk-up tests available depending on space.***   

Kino Event Center

 

Kino Event Center Testing Location Map - click or tap image for larger view
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Kino Event Center is by appointment only.

The Health Department and Paradigm Laboratories are offering free COVID-19 tests for anybody 5 years of age or older at the Kino Event Center, 2805 E. Ajo Way. Testing will be by appointment only. 

The Testing Center will be open from 1-7 p.m, Monday through Saturday. The public also can call 855-452-2346 to schedule an appointment.

***No walk-in tests will be conducted. Everyone must have an appointment.***   

More Information for the Kino Event Center and your test results.

You do not need a doctor’s order to get the test. Individuals arriving for their test time should wait in their vehicle in the parking lot until their testing time, or outside the event center in the shade away from others if arriving by public transportation or ride sharing. Anyone more than 10 minutes late for the scheduled appointment will have to reschedule.

Your Test Results

  • Log in to the patient portal to view, print, or save your results.
  • Until you get your results, if you have symptoms, you must stay home. All people should wear a face mask, wash your hands often and practice physical distancing.
    • If you have trouble accessing the portal, call 855-452-2346 for assistance. 



Morris K. Udall Center

Morris K Udall Center Testing Map
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Morris K. Udall Center is by appointment only.

The City of Tucson, the Health Department and Paradigm Laboratories are offering free COVID-19 tests for anybody 5 or older at the Udall Center, 7200 E. Tanque Verde Road. Testing will be by appointment only. 


The Testing Center will be open from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m, Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The public also can call 855-452-2346 to schedule an appointment.


***No walk-in tests will be conducted, everyone must have an appointment.***   

More Information for the Morris K. Udall Center and your test results.

You do not need a doctor’s order to get the test. Individuals arriving for their test time should wait in their vehicle in the parking lot until their testing time, or outside the event center in the shade away from others if arriving by public transportation or ride sharing. Anyone more than 10 minutes late for the scheduled appointment will have to reschedule.

Your Test Results

  • Log in to the patient portal to view, print, or save your results.
  • If you have symptoms, please stay home until after you get your results.
    • If you have trouble accessing the portal, please call 855-452-2346 for assistance.


Ellie Towne Center

Ellie Towne Center Testing Location Map - click or tap image for larger view
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Ellie Towne Center is by appointment only.

The Pima County Health Department is offering free COVID-19 saliva testing for anybody aged 5 or older at Ellie Towne Flowing Wells Community Center, 1660 W. Ruthrauff Road, beginning Wednesday, July 29. The testing, which requires pre-registration, is offered by Arizona State University in partnership with the Arizona Department of Health Services

How to Register:

  • Click the blue "Schedule my test" button below.
  • Scroll about halfway down the page to the Upcoming Events and click the Red "Pre-register" button for the Ellie Towne Community Center.
  • The Agency Code is SALIVATEST. You will be asked to use that when you complete your registration.
  • Create a username (email address) and password
Testing dates/hours are Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays, 7 a.m.-noon.

More Information and important reminders for the Ellie Towne Center.

Staff located at the Ellie Towne Center will provide assistance for anyone who has trouble registering ahead of time.

Important Reminders:

  • You must bring a photo ID and the QR code in your confirmation.
  • Make sure you are well hydrated at least 30 minutes ahead of your appointment time.
  • At 30 minutes prior to your appointment, rinse your mouth with plain water for 20-30 seconds and then spit out the water.
  • Please do not eat, drink (even water), smoke, vape, or chew gum for at least 30 minutes prior to your appointment.
  • When you arrive at the site, wear a protective face covering - either cloth or surgical mask
  • To cancel or reschedule your appointment, log in to your account at https://asubioempportal.pointnclick.com



400 W Congress Parking Garage - Thursday Morning Test Site

Free COVID-19 saliva testing for anybody aged 5 or older.
  • 400 W. Congress Street 
  • Pre-registration required 

Testing hours:

  • Thursdays, 6-9 a.m.

How to Register:

  • Click the blue "Schedule my test" button below. 
  • Scroll about halfway down the page to the Upcoming Events and click the Red "Pre-register" button for the 400 W Congress Parking Garage.
  • The Agency Code is SALIVATEST. You will be asked to use that when you complete your registration.
  • Create a username (email address) and password



El Pueblo Center Testing

Beginning Sept. 12, the City of Tucson and El Rio Health are offering free COVID-19 tests at the El Pueblo Center, 101 W. Irvington Road, Building 9.

Testing hours:

  • Wednesdays and Saturdays, 7-10 a.m.
  • Mondays, 5-8 p.m.

Test registration

Call El Rio Health at (520) 670-3909 and schedule an appointment.

Staff available to schedule appointments:

  • Monday through Friday, 7 a.m.-8 p.m.
  • Saturday, 7 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
  • A doctor’s order is not needed to get the test, but you must make an appointment.


50 Other Private and Healthcare Testing Options

The Arizona Department of Health Services is offering more than 50 sites around the state where residents may be tested for COVID-19.





Questions About Testing

People who are mildly ill with symptoms of COVID-19 and can recover at home should do so. Anyone with symptoms of respiratory illness (cough, shortness of breath, fever of 100.4°F or above) should stay home and stay away from others who live in your home to the greatest extent possible. If your symptoms are mild, please contact your healthcare provider.
If you develop emergency warning signs of a respiratory infection, get medical attention immediately.

Emergency warning signs include, but are not limited to:

  • Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
  • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
  • New confusion or inability to wake
  • Bluish lips or face

If you have a medical emergency call 9-1-1. Notify the operator that you have or think you might have COVID-19 so first responders can take proper precautions when they arrive.
If your clinician determines you should be tested for COVID-19, they may use the Arizona State Public Health Laboratory guidance to determine if your sample should go through the State Public Health Laboratory or to a commercial laboratory. The turnaround time varies at each lab (typically 3-5 days). Your clinician will get your result and share them with you.

 



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