Department of Health providing Two Testing Locations

March 19, 2020

Testing people sick (not needing immediate medical attention) or who have recently traveled

SANTA FE – The New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH)’s Public Health Division will be providing drive-thru COVID-19 coronavirus screening at the following two locations in Las Cruces:

Friday, March 20th
Las Cruces Public Health Office parking lot
1170 N. Solano (corner of Solano and Spruce)
9am – 3pm (or until supplies last)

Monday, March 23rd
Burrell College of Medicine parking lot
3501 Arrowhead Dr.
9am – 1pm (or until supplies last)

Priority screening will be provided for the following:

  • People experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 infection: fever, cough, or shortness of breath;
  • People who have traveled from Europe (to include Italy), China, Iran, South Korea, Japan, Seattle, New York City, San Francisco and Portland

It is critical to know before attending these screenings that those without symptoms of COVID-19 infection do not need testing for COVID-19. We are currently in allergy season, and having allergy symptoms such as sneezing, and itchy eyes, nose or throat is not an indication for testing.

Please try to limit two people per vehicle to avoid unnecessary risk for viral spread. No insurance is required for screening.

New Mexicans with health-related questions can call our coronavirus hotline at 855-600-3453. For non-health-related questions or concerns call 833-551-0518 or visit, which is being updated and finalized as a one-stop source for information.

The state Department of Health will update its dedicated COVID-19 webpage​ with additional tests as the state lab provides results.