PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) - Testing capabilities for coronavirus are ramping up in Arizona. However, not everyone with symptoms will get tested. State officials say they still do not have enough kits to test everyone with symptoms. Healthcare workers are prioritizing the sickest in our communities for testing. Also, you'll need a doctor's order for the test.
If you have concerns about coronavirus symptoms or exposure you can call Banner Health at 1-844-549-1851. A clinical team member can talk to you to determine if testing is appropriate. The hotline is open from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday though Thursday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday.
If testing is needed, you will be scheduled to visit a Banner drive-thru site. There are three sites in Phoenix and one in Tucson. Banner expects to open more at a later date, the locations have not been disclosed to the media. More information can be found here.
The Coconino County Department of Health and Human Services now has drive-up coronavirus swab testing available at one location: Coconino Community College 4th Street from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Fort Tuthill County Park testing is no longer open.
The testing will be available Tuesday. Coconino County said an order from a medical provider is required for testing. Testing sites are not open to the public and people without the proper documentation will be turned away.
Times vary for testing, so please check this website for the most up-to-date information.
Coconino County’s hotline for information on COVID-19 is 928-679-7300. It operates from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. on weekdays and from 9 to 4 on Saturday.
The Mayo Clinic of Arizona is providing drive-thru COVID-19 testing in Phoenix and Scottsdale. Testing is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is only for Mayo Clinic patients with a written order from a Mayo Clinic doctor.
Maready Medical in Mesa
Maready Medical, located near Power and Warner roads in Mesa, is offering drive-up testing for patients with a doctor's order.
“We anticipated that this need was coming, so we ordered the test early. After offering this to our own patients we have decided to offer this to the public after knowing there’s such a need out there,” said Sonny Hastings, with Maready Medical.
Patients must make a virtual appointment with the office and if a doctor determines the patient has COVID-19 symptoms, they can drive up for a test.
“They would pull into the office to a designated spot and the provider would come to their car to collect a sample," said Hastings.
Hastings said they have enough tests to go around.
“The reason we have the ability to collect these samples now is that we have the ability to use our flu swabs. We send them to Sonora Quest and they put them through the COVID-19 tests,” said Hastings.