New COVID-19 Testing Site Opening At Thomas & Mack

Indoor Site Replaces Parking Garage Setup

Mitch Kelly
August 11, 2020 - 4:07 am
Epidemic concept COVID-19. Coronavirus Test Station. Medical worker in full protective gear takes sample from patient at a COVID-19 drive-thru test site.

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LAS VEGAS, NV (KXNT) - The new community-based COVID-19 testing site inside the UNLV Thomas & Mack Center opens to the public Tuesday, and is now accepting appointments online through UMC’s website at

The site is in the Strip View Pavilion on the northwest side of the Thomas & Mack Center off Tropicana Avenue and University Drive. The new site will operate five days a week, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

Due to increased demand for testing, appointments are highly recommended to reduce wait times for patients. As much as possible, the public is encouraged to self-schedule appointments through UMC’s website. From UMC’s home page, click on the “UMC COVID-19 Testing Center” banner, then select the “Public” option from the drop-down menu and chose the proper testing location. Those without online access or limited access may call UMC at (702) 383-2619 to schedule appointments.

 The Thomas & Mack Strip View Pavilion site, which is being operated by Clark County, UMC and the Nevada National Guard in partnership with UNLV and University Police Services, replaces the drive-thru site that had been operating in the UNLV Tropicana parking garage since May 27. The new site is open to adults and children, and has separate indoor areas to accommodate those who arrive with and without symptoms.

 While appointments are urged, a walk-up testing station will offer some tests each day to those who arrive on a first-come, first-serve basis without appointments based on available supplies and staffing.