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Pima County COVID-19 Testing Centers

COVID-19 Testing

Pima County is committed to vaccination as opposed to routine testing for unvaccinated individuals, but through partnerships with Arizona State University, Premier Medical Group (PMG), and Paradigm Labs, Pima County is offering free COVID-19 testing. University of Arizona students are encouraged to schedule their free COVID-19 testing through the University’s testing program. Please see below for eligibility information: You CAN get tested for free:
  • With or without symptoms of COVID-19
  • Without a referral for a doctor
You CANNOT get tested for free:
  • If your testing is needed for occupational or work-required reasons
  • You have had a COVID-19 test administered at a Pima County site within the last 14 days
See below testing table for explanation of the difference between antigen and PCR testing.

Pima County Health Department free testing centers

All testing sites below closed on Thanksgiving, Nov. 25
Sites will be open on Friday, Nov. 26

Downtown Tucson -- TEP Building    
88 E. Broadway Blvd, Tucson
North side of TEP building

Mon., Wed., Fri.: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Sunday: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Test: Nasal swab
(antigen rapid test)
On-site registration available for same-day appointments

Register online now
or by phone at 855-452-2346
Ellie Towne Center    
1660 W. Ruthrauff Rd., Tucson 

Monday: 7 a.m. - noon
Tuesday: noon - 6 p.m.
Wednesday: 7 a.m. - noon
Thursday: noon - 6 p.m
Friday: 7 a.m. - noon
Saturday: 7 a.m. - noon
Sunday: 7 a.m. - noon
Test: Saliva
(PCR test)
Appointment Required

Register Now
Agency code: SALIVATEST
Liberty Plaza    
315 W. Irvington Road, Tucson

Tuesday-Saturday
10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Test: Nasal swab
(antigen rapid test)
On-site registration available for same-day appointments

Register online now
or by phone at 855-452-2346
Paradigm 6009 Grant    
6009 E. Grant Road, Tucson

For people with no COVID-19 symptoms

Daily 
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Test: Nasal swab
(antigen rapid test)
On-site registration available for same-day appointments

Register online now
or by phone at 855-452-2346
Paradigm 6011 Grant    
6011 E. Grant Road, Tucson

For people with COVID-19 symptoms

Daily
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Test: Nasal swab
(antigen rapid test)
On-site registration available for same-day appointments

Register online now
or by phone at 855-452-2346
Tucson International Airport    
7250 S. Tucson Blvd, Tucson
(bottom level, between baggage
claim carousels 3-5)

Daily
7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Test: Nasal Swab
(PCR test)
Registration only

Register online now
or by phone at 855-452-2346

BinaxNOW At-Home Test Pickup Locations

All library sites closed Nov. 25 and 26

Test kits limited to one per person while supplies last.

Location 

 Schedule

Joel D. Valdez Main Library
101 N. Stone Ave.

Monday - Thursday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Friday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Sam Lena - South Tucson Library
1607 S. 6th Ave.

Tuesday - Thursday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Friday & Saturday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Santa Rosa Library
1075 S. 10th Ave.

Monday - Friday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Richard Elias - Mission Library
3770 S. Mission Rd.

Monday - Thursday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Friday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
 

Valencia Library
202 W. Valencia Rd.

Tuesday - Thursday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Saturday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Frank De La Cruz - El Pueblo Library
101 W. Irvington Rd.

Monday - Friday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Quincie Douglas Library
1585 E. 36th St.

Monday - Thursday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Friday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Oro Valley Public Library
1305 W. Naranja Dr.

Monday - Thursday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Friday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Wheeler Taft Abbett Sr. Library
7800 N. Schisler Dr.

Monday - Thursday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Friday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

W. Anne Gibson-Esmond Station Library
10931 E. Mary Anne Cleveland Way

Monday - Thursday, 10 a.m - 6 p.m.
Friday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Caviglia Arivaca Library
17050 W. Arivaca Rd.

Monday - Thursday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Friday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Joyner Green Valley Library
601 N. La Canada Dr.

Monday - Thursday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Friday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Dewhirst-Catalina Library
15631 N. Oracle Rd. #199

Monday - Thursday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Friday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Flowing Wells Library
1730 W. Wetmore Rd.

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

Salazar-Ajo Library
15 W. Plaza #179

Monday - Friday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Antigen vs. PCR Testing


ANTIGEN TESTS: Fast turnaround tests that look for COVID-19 antigens, or small pieces of protein, in your respiratory tract. These tests are not sufficient for international travel or other organizations that require PCR/NAAT tests.

PCR TESTS: Require laboratory services that look for COVID-19 nucleic acid. They are not rapid and typically take around 24 hours to provide results. These tests are a type of NAAT (nucleic acid amplification test) and are sufficient for international travel.


Pima County Health Department free pop-up testing

The testing done at the pop-up sites are the antigen rapid-test nasal swabs.

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




At-Home Testing

If you were given a BinaxNow Antigen Self-Test by the Health Department, by another organization, or purchased one individually please report your results here.



Healthcare and Private Testing options

The Arizona Department of Health Services is offering more than 50 places around the state, including many in Pima County, where residents may be tested for COVID-19. If your organization would like more information on setting up regular self-run, on-site antigen or PCR testing, please fill out this survey to express interest and our COVID-19 testing team will be in contact with you


Emergency warning signs include, but 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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