Pima County COVID-19 Testing Centers

Free COVID-19 Testing

Through partnerships with Arizona State University, the City of Tucson, 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.

Temporary Testing Centers

FREE Covid testing. Registration is highly encouraged. Results in 3-5 days https://www.doineedacovid19test.com/ select Arizona and Tucson/Green Valley
Location Date & Time

Fourth Avenue
522 N. 4th Ave, Tucson Az

9/24/2020
7-10 p.m.

University Boulevard
825 E University Blvd #101, Tucson, AZ 85719

9/26/2020
7-10 p.m.


Additional Temporary Sites - WALK-UP ONLY, NO APPOINTMENTS

Here is a map of these temporary locations

Location Date and Time

 Cardenas Supermarket
 902 W. Irvington Rd., Tucson, AZ 85714

 Sept. 26, 2020
 8 am - 1 pm

 The Dunbar Pavilion 
 325 W. 2nd St., Tucson, AZ 85705

 Sept. 27, 2020
 3 - 7 pm

 Grace St. Paul's Episcopal Church
 2331 E. Adams St., Tucson, AZ 85719

 Sept. 28, 2020
  8 am- 12 pm

 Quince Douglas Library
 1575 E. 36th St., Tucson, AZ 85713

 Oct. 2, 2020
 3 - 7 pm

 Grace Temple Baptist Church
 1019 E. 31 St., Tucson, AZ 85713

 Oct. 3, 2020
 9 am - 1 pm

 YWCA
 525 N. Bonita Ave., Tucson, AZ 85745

 Oct. 10, 2020
 8 am - 1 pm

 Rising Star Church
 2800 E. 36th St., Tucson, AZ 85713

 Oct. 17, 2020
 8 am - 12 pm

 Friendship Missionary Baptist Church
 850 N. 11th Ave., Tucson, AZ 85705

 Oct. 24, 2020
 8 am - 12 pm

 St. John the Evangelist Catholic - Casa San Juan
 602 W. Ajo Way, Tucson, AZ 85713

 Oct. 27, 2020
 7:30 am - 12:30 pm



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

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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
  • **NOTE: No testing will be conducted on Sunday, Sept. 6, due to the Labor Day Weekend Holiday.**


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

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.

Testing hours:

  • Tuesdays and Saturdays, 7-10 a.m. 
  • Thursdays, 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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