New Hours For Coronavirus Testing Site At UNLV Garage

More Than 6000 People Have Been Swabbed In The Last Week

Paul Ihander
June 08, 2020 - 5:32 am
Parking garage set up for COVID-19 testing

Clark County Nevada

LAS VEGAS, NV (KXNT) - Starting this week, the hours of operation for COVID-19 testing at the UNLV Tropicana parking garage will now be five days a week, Tuesday through Saturday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The site is located next to UNLV’s Thomas & Mack Center off University Drive and Tropicana Avenue. Clark County and UMC are operating the site in partnership with the Nevada National Guard and UNLV.

The site offers drive-thru testing and a walk-up testing area for pedestrians or patients arriving on bicycle or motorcycle. There are no out-of-pocket costs to patients. The site is open to anyone, whether exhibiting symptoms of the virus or not.  Patients are asked to schedule appointments online through UMC’s website by visiting www.umcsn.com, clicking on the “UMC COVID-19 Testing Center” banner and selecting the “Public” option from the drop-down menu. As much as possible, patients are asked to use the online, self-scheduling option. Those with no online access or limited access may call UMC at (702) 383-2619 to schedule an appointment.

Patients are asked to arrive about 15 minutes prior to their appointment time to get checked in and directed to a testing station. Those who drive up will remain in their cars during the sample collection process. While appointments are highly recommended, the site has a separate check-in process to accommodate some patients, as staffing permits, who arrive without appointments and want to undergo drive-thru or walk-up testing 

Since the UNLV Tropicana garage site opened May 27, more than 6,000 tests have been conducted. Originally, the site had been set up in the parking garage of the Orleans Hotel and Casino.