A variety of coronavirus testing options in the Valley can tell you if you've contracted the virus — and many of them are free.
But this patchwork of services can be confusing to navigate. Some sites require appointments, others don't. (And whether you'll get your results quickly is another story.) To help you sort through it all, we've compiled a list of testing locations in the Valley. We'll update it over time, so let us know if we missed a specific testing location or service. Stay safe out there. And wear a mask.
BANNER HEALTH – PHOENIX
Drive-through testing is available at this location by appointment only, and people experiencing COVID-19-like symptoms or are concerned about possible exposure to COVID-19 are encouraged to try and book an appointment via phone. Up-front payment is not required, and if you don't have health insurance that can cover it, the fee is $75.
Location: 1826 W McDowell
Testing hours: Monday-Wednesday 8 a.m. - 4 p.m., Thursday-Saturday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
BANNER URGENT CARE – VALLEY-WIDE
Testing is also available at all Banner Urgent Care clinics. People can make an appointment online at a specific clinic location or show up as a walk-in patient. With no insurance, the test is $150 up front, and the patient will likely receive a bill from the lab as well, according to clinic staff.
Testing hours: Normal business hours, which vary by clinic location
EMBRY WOMEN'S HEALTH – VALLEYWIDE
Free drive-thru COVID-19 testing is available at numerous locations across the Valley during limited weekend hours. There are also two sites in Mesa and Tempe that do testing 24/7. Appointments for specific locations can be booked online here.
Testing hours (excluding the 24/7 sites): Saturday 6 a.m. - 2 p.m., Sunday 6 a.m. - 2 p.m.
CESAR CHAVEZ PUBLIC LIBRARY – PHOENIX
Everyone is welcome at this ongoing drive-thru testing site. It's free and no ID is required. Go get tested!
Location: 7858 South 35th Avenue (enter through 35th Avenue)
Testing hours: 6 a.m. - 1 p.m. on select days. Check the city website for the most current information on testing days and times.
El REPOSO PARK – PHOENIX
Testing at this drive-thru site is also free, but registration is required. Go online to book an appointment. No ID is required on-site.
Location: 502 East Alta Vista Road
Testing hours: 6 a.m. - 11 a.m. on select days. Check the city website for the most current information on testing days and times.
AKOS URGENT CARE – GLENDALE
Testing at AKOS' 24/7 urgent care clinic is available for free for both the insured and uninsured. While the clinic does accept walk-in patients, you can also preregister online.
Location: 5104 N 67th Avenue
Testing hours: 24/7
CVS PHARMACY – VALLEY-WIDE
CVS Pharmacy is offering COVID-19 testing that is free for most insured people and the uninsured. Appointments at pharmacy locations in Phoenix can be booked online. Appointments can be made for the same day, depending on availability.
Testing hours: Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. / 2:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., Saturday - Sunday 9: a.m. - 1 p.m. / 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
EXPRESS URGENT CARE – VALLEYWIDE
Free drive-thru testing is available at Express Urgent Care's several locations in the Phoenix metro area. (People with health insurance should still bring their insurance card, however.) No appointment is necessary. However, their capacity is limited, and each location only runs 20 tests per day.
Testing hours: Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
ASU SALIVA TESTING – GLENDALE
Arizona State University is offering free saliva-based COVID-19 testing, which is significantly less intrusive than the traditional nasal swab test. Appointments can be booked online. People are encouraged to check the website regularly to get the most current testing hours information and a code that is necessary for registration. There are also frequent cancellations.
Location State Farm Stadium, 1 Cardinals Drive
Testing hours: Tuesday and Saturday 7 a.m. - 12 p.m.
WALGREENS – PHOENIX, GLENDALE
Drive-thru COVID-19 testing is available at select Walgreens stores in the Valley. People interested in getting a test should use their online screening portal to make an appointment. Testing is free for people who meet certain criteria. Valid ID is required.
Locations: 705 East McDowell Road, Phoenix & 2650 West Glendale Avenue, Phoenix
Testing hours: Monday - Sunday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
MOBILE TESTING VAN – PHOENIX
Free COVID-19 testing, including both antibody and standard PCR swab tests, is available at several locations in Phoenix via a mobile testing van. While the tests are free, those who are insured are encouraged to bring their insurance cards. Appointments must be booked online in advance. Check online for specific locations, dates, and times.