Earlier this month Governor Doug Ducey announced the state would conduct a blitz of covid-19 testing to take place on three consecutive weekends. According to the Governors’ office the testing was being done (1) to determine the extent of the population affected by COVID-19 and allow intelligent decisions to be made regarding the stay at home and closure orders; and (2) to assure that first responders have not been exposed so they are able to respond.
Swab testing, it was reported, was to be conducted at various locations with results completed within 24-48 hours. Subsequent antibody testing was to start on May 19th.
While the majority of initial ‘blitz’ sites were located in the Valley and in Tucson, a partnership with MHA Foundation in Payson allowed a program to launch at the LDS church on May 7th.
And, this weekend, Cobre Valley Regional Medical Center and its clinics will also begin conducting “Blitz Testing” for COVID-19.
The testing is available to everyone, however, you’ll need to schedule an appointment at one of the four locations.
The cost for testing will be billed to your insurance , so bring your insurance card and contact information for your primary care physician with you when you come to get tested.
For anyone who is uninsured, there will be a $100 charge payable at the time of the test.
Below is a list of the locations and dates for testing. Testing will take place inside the hospital or clinic (not as a drive thru as seen in Payson and other locations.) Please schedule an appointment for one of the dates, times, and locations listed below and enter through the main entrance at each facility.
- Cobre Valley Regional Medical Center, Saturday, May 16, from 8:00AM – 5:00PM
- CV Superior Clinic, Saturday, May 16, from 8:00AM – 4:00PM
- CV Kearny Clinic, Saturday, May 16, from 8:00AM – 4:00PM
- CV Tonto Basin Clinic, Wednesday, May 20, from 8:00AM – 3:30PM
- CV Pleasant Valley Clinic in Young, Thursday, May 21, from 9:00AM – 2:30PM
Additionally: If you are a patient of a CVRMC provider, you can also choose to schedule a wellness appointment where this testing can be done in a more private setting.
The hospital is requiring that you wear a mask or face covering, maintain social distancing, and apply hand sanitizer on your hands if you touch your face, cough or sneeze while in the facility.
Results will be provided to your primary care provider within 5-7 days.
For complete information see: www.CVRMC.org.
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