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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

Downtown Tucson Testing Center  
88 E. Broadway Blvd.
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Test: Nasal swab
Registration required
Register Now
Kino Event Center  
2805 E. Ajo Way
Monday - Saturday
10 a.m. -7 p.m.
Test: Nasal swab
Registration required
Register Now

Morris K. Udall Center  
7200 E. Tanque Verde Rd.
Tuesday - Sunday
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Test: Nasal swab
Registration required
Register Now
El Pueblo Center  
101 W. Irvington Rd., Building 9
Monday 5-8 p.m.,
Tuesday 1-4 p.m.
Wednesday 5-8 p.m.,
Thursday 1-4 p.m.,
Friday 1-4 p.m.
Test: Nasal swab
Registration required
Register at (520) 670-3909
(line is answered Monday - Friday 7 a.m. - 8 p.m. and Saturday 7 a.m. - 4: 30 p.m.)



Registration Recommended or Not Required

Ellie Towne Center  
1660 W. Ruthrauff Rd.
Sunday, Wednesday, Friday
7 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Test: aliva
Registration preferred
Register Now
Food City (City of Tucson)*  
3923 Flowing Wells Rd.
Monday
5-7 p.m.
Test: Saliva
No registration
Walk-up

Reid Park (City of Tucson)*  
900 S. Randolph Way
Friday
5-7 p.m.
Test: Saliva
No registration
Walk-up
Sentinel Building (City of Tucson)  
310 Commerce Park Loop
Sunday
11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Test: Saliva
No registration
Walk-up

Questions? Call Rescue Me Wellness at (520) 433-8000

Pop-up Testing

See a map of these temporary locations

Location Days Hours
Cardenas Market
902 W. Irvington Rd
Friday, January 29
2 - 6 p.m. 
Friendship Missionary Baptist Church
850 N. 11th Ave.
Saturday, February 13
9 a.m.-noon

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



Drive Through Testing


Location Days Hours
Pima College - West
2202 W. Anklam Rd.
Mondays, excepting national holidays.
9 a.m.-noon
Pima College - Desert Vista
5901 S. Calle Santa Cruz
Wednesdays, excepting national holidays.
9 a.m.-noon
Pima College - East
8181 E. Irvington Rd.
Fridays, excepting national holidays.
9 a.m.-noon

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 to the Registration Portal.
  • Enter the 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 5. 
  • 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 after your testing time.
Someone will be available at the COVID-19 testing site to address questions you have pertaining to the sample collection process.


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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