Pima County COVID-19 Testing Centers

Free COVID-19 Testing

Through partnerships with Arizona State University, the City of Tucson, Accu Reference Labs, and Paradigm Labs, Pima County has opened sites offering free COVID-19 testing to anybody in the community age 5 or older. You do not need a doctor's order. You can get tested even if you do not 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.

Due to high demand for COVID-19 testing, we encourage University of Arizona students and employees to schedule their free test through the University’s testing program

Registration required testing centers Registration not-required testing / Pop-up Drive-thru testing Testing questions

Testing Centers - Registration Required

El Pueblo Center    
101 W. Irvington Rd., Building 9
Tucson, AZ 

Tuesday 2 - 6 p.m.
Thursday 2 - 6 p.m.
Saturday 7 - 11 a.m.
Test: Nasal Swab  Registration Required

Register online now
Agency code: SALIVA TEST
Tucson International Airport     
6868 S. Plumer Ave.,
Tucson, AZ 

Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Test: Nasal Swab Registration Required

Register online now
by phone at 855-452-2346
Paradigm 6009 Grant    
6009 Grant Rd.,
Tucson, AZ 

9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Test: Nasal Swab Registration Required

Register online now
by phone at 855-452-2346
Downtown Tucson    
88 E. Broadway Blvd., 
Tucson, AZ 

Monday, Wednesday, Friday
10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

10 am. - 2 p.m.
Test: Nasal Swab Registration Required

Register online now
by phone at 855-452-2346

Registration Recommended or Not Required

Ellie Towne Center    
1660 W. Ruthraff Rd.,
Tucson, AZ 

Sunday, Wednesday, Friday
7 a.m. - noon
Test: Saliva Registration Preferred

Register Now
Agency code: SALIVATEST

Pop-up Testing

See a map of these temporary locations

New dates and locations for pop-up testing events will be posted here. Please check back later or visit one of the fixed sites above.

Review your results here, or find additional information on receiving results.

Menlo Family Resource Center
1100 W. Fresno St
Tucson, AZ
Thursday, May 27 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.


Other Private and Healthcare Testing Options

The Arizona Department of Health Services is offering more than 50 places 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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