Maricopa County is working with trusted partners to provide testing in communities around the valley. The goal is to enhance the testing capacity already put in place by the state of Arizona and some cities.
Please view testing site event details and criteria before walking in and/or setting up an appointment.
Find out what you should do while you're waiting on test results or if you find out you've tested positive for COVID-19.
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If you have COVID-like symptoms or have been around someone with COVID-like symptoms, you should get a diagnostic test and stay away from others until you know your results.
Remember: you don’t have to feel sick to test positive for COVID-19. An estimated 40% of positive COVID-19 cases are either asymptomatic or pre-symptomatic. Those people are still able to pass COVID-19 to others, and the people they expose can have more severe symptoms.
So think about who you’ve been around and what exposure you may have had. If there’s any doubt, get tested.
You can also use the CDC’s symptom checker to help you make testing decisions.
There are many places to access free testing for COVID-19; however, it does vary by provider, so it's important to ask ahead and check their website for details about any eligibility criteria or costs.
In addition to free community testing events advertised, here are 2 additional providers offering free COVID-19 diagnostic testing:
- Embry Women's Health
- 1803 E Rio Salado Pkwy, Tempe, AZ 85281
- 2204 S Dobson Rd #203, Mesa, Arizona 85202
- 1833 W Southern Ave, Mesa, AZ 85202
- 3825 N 67th Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85033
- 2626 E Pecos Rd, Chandler, AZ 85225
- St. Vincent de Paul's Virginia G. Piper Medical & Dental Clinic
- 420 W. Watkins Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85003
There are other testing sites throughout the valley that provide COVID-19 diagnostic testing. Please visit the following provider websites for costs:
Governor Ducey issued Executive Order 2020-07 which requires all Arizona-regulated insurers to cover COVID diagnostic testing from all qualified laboratories; waive all cost-sharing requirements related to COVID-19 diagnostic testing; and, cover telemedicine visits at a lower cost-sharing point for consumers than the same in-office service to encourage utilization of telemedicine for the duration of the state's public health emergency.
Two pieces of federal legislation — the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) and the CARES Act — also stipulate public and private insurers fully pay for the cost of COVID-19 tests without passing costs along to patients. The FFCRA also covers testing for the uninsured through Medicaid with 100% federal financing.