County Bringing Free COVID-19 Testing At Valley Senior Centers

No Appointment Necessary, But Testing Supplies Are Limited

Mitch Kelly
August 05, 2020 - 5:53 am
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LAS VEGAS, NV (KXNT) - As part of Clark County’s efforts to offer more COVID-19 testing in neighborhoods in the East Las Vegas Valley, the County is partnering with the Southern Nevada Health District and Guardian Elite Medical Services (GEMS) and Global Medical Response ambulance companies to offer testing events at three senior center locations the first three weeks of August. 

No appointment is needed for the testing.

The walk-in sites will have 200 self-administered nasal swab tests available at each testing location on each date on a first-come, first-served basis, starting at 8 a.m. Testing is open to anyone, including children. Patients are asked to wear face coverings, and to bring photo identification and provide their phone numbers. All results, positive or negative, are reported to the Health District.

The schedule for upcoming testing dates and locations is as follows

Tuesdays:  Aug. 11, Aug. 18 – Cora Coleman Senior Center, 2100 Bonnie Lane, near East Lake Mead Boulevard and Sloan

 

Wednesdays Aug. 5, Aug. 12, Aug 19 – Parkdale Senior Center, 3200 Ferndale St., near Desert Inn Road and Lamb Boulevard

 

Thursdays Aug. 6, Aug. 13, Aug. 20 – Whitney Senior Center, 5712 Missouri Ave., 89122, near Boulder Highway and Tropicana Avenue

Patients receive test results from the provider that performed their COVID-19 test, and all results are reported to the health district. Officials are working to significantly increase contract tracing and disease investigation efforts to follow up with patients who test positive for the virus and their contacts. Those who receive phone calls, texts or email notifications of a positive test result from the health district are encouraged to follow self-isolation instructions to limit the spread of the virus.