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. 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.

Drive-Thru Pop Up Testing Centers

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For addresses of these locations, click more information below.

Drive-Thru Pop Up Testing Centers – August 11th through 19th

In partnership with AZ Dept. of Emergency and Military Affairs, free drive-thru testing centers across Pima County will be held at 9 locations. To avoid longer waits, pre-registration is strongly encouraged.

To pre-register, click on “Schedule My Test” and enter the zip code of the location you would like to visit.

To find a date, time, and location near you - click/tap on “More Information” below.

Please be advised that you cannot schedule a test more than 7 days ahead of time.


More Information for the Drive-Thru PopUp locations and schedules w/ link for getting directions.

Ajo/Sells
Registration Open

Tuesday, August 11th
10AM – 3PM

Ajo High School
111 N Well Rd, Ajo, AZ, 85321

Three Points
Registration Open

Wednesday, August 12th
2PM – 6PM

Robles Junction Community Center
16150 W Ajo Hwy, Tucson, AZ 85735

Marana/Avra Valley/ Picture Rocks
Registration Open

Thursday, August 13th
10AM – 6PM

Wheeler Taft Public Library,
7800 N Schisler Dr, Tucson, AZ 85743

Green Valley/Sahuarita
Registration Open

Friday, August 14th
9AM – 4PM

Green Valley Recreation Desert Hills Center, 2980 S Camino Del Sol, Green Valley, AZ 85622

Vail/Corona De Tucson
Registration Starts 08/08/20

Saturday, August 15th
10AM – 6PM

Pima County Fairgrounds,
11300 S Houghton Rd, Tucson, AZ 85747

Catalina/Oro Valley
Registration Starts 08/09/20

Sunday, August 16th
10AM – 6PM

Coronado K-8 School,
3401 E Wilds Rd, Tucson, AZ 85739

Rillito Racetrack
Registration Starts 08/10/20

Monday, August 17th
10AM – 6PM

4502 N 1st Ave, Tucson, AZ 85718

Sunnyside High School
Registration Starts 08/11/20

Tuesday, August 18th
10AM – 6PM

1725 E Bilby Rd, Tucson, AZ 85706

Tucson Rodeo Grounds
Registration Starts 08/12/20

Wednesday, August 19th
10AM – 6PM

4823 S 6th Ave, Tucson, AZ 85714




Kino Event Center

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Kino Event Center is by appointment only.

The Health Department and Paradigm Laboratories are offering free COVID-19 tests at the Kino Event Center, 2805 E. Ajo Way. Testing will be by appointment only. 


The Testing Center will be open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m, Monday through Saturday. The public also can call 800-369-3584 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

  • Make sure you don’t miss the call with your results! Please answer your phone, including calls from unknown or numbers that have blocked caller ID.
  • Due to privacy of health information, results will not be left on voicemail.
  • Until then, if you have symptoms, you must stay home. Wear a face mask, wash your hands often and practice physical distancing.
  • If you haven’t received your results in 72 hours:
    • If you have internet and an email address: email kino@hcparadigm.com with your name and phone number
    • If you don’t have internet access or an email account: call 800-369-3584 and they will send an email on your behalf.
    • The 800 number will not give out results over the phone.



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 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 5 p.m, Tuesday through Sunday. The public also can call 800-369-3584 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

  • Make sure you don’t miss the call with your results! Please answer your phone, including calls from unknown or numbers that have blocked caller ID.
  • Due to privacy of health information, results will not be left on voicemail.
  • Until then, if you have symptoms, you must stay home. Wear a face mask, wash your hands often and practice physical distancing.
  • If you haven’t received your results in 72 hours:
    • If you have internet and an email address: email udall@hcparadigm.com with your name and phone number
    • If you don’t have internet access or an email account: call 800-369-3584 and they will send an email on your behalf.
    • The 800 number will not give out results over the phone.



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 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.
  • Make note of the Agency Code. You will be asked to use that when you complete your registration.
  • Create a username (email address) and password


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



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 doctor or Nurse Practitioner for advice and to schedule a virtual visit.
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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