• September 30, 2020
 City announces new testing partnership, testing locations

City announces new testing partnership, testing locations

Friday afternoon, city officials announce several expansions to their COVID-19 pandemic testing and locations.

First, the City of El Paso has partnered with WE Medical Labs to offer free COVID-19 testing beginning Monday, August 31, 2020.

The additional testing site is part of a collaboration with the City of El Paso’s Department of Public Health and Office of Emergency Management. WE Medical Labs will offer three options for COVID-19 testing:

Walk-Thru Appointments

  • 2022 Murchison Drive – by appointment only
  • 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Monday – Friday

At-Place-of-Employment Appointments

  • WE Medical Labs will send trained staff to your place of work to collect specimens.
  • By appointment only
  • 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Monday – Friday

Home Lab Program

  • WE Medical Labs trained staff will collect specimen at your home.
  • By appointment only and based on availability

Members of the public are encouraged to request an appointment for COVID-19 testing by calling (915) 218-6026 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Friday.

Testing is open to everyone, with or without symptoms. Residents are requested to bring the following with them for their appointment:

  • Insurance Information/Card (if insured)
  • Valid Driver’s License or State ID
  • Social Security (if uninsured)
  • Doctor’s order (If available; however, WE Medical Labs will still conduct a COVID-19 test without a doctor’s order.)

Results can be obtained 48 to 72 hours after specimen collection by accessing the website at portal.wemedicallabs.com.

Additionally, city officials announce the expansion of testing options to include a new drive-thru location at the Don Haskins Recreational Facility, 7400 High Ridge Dr., beginning Tuesday September 1, 2020.

The testing is free and will be available Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Residents with or without symptoms will need to schedule an appointment by calling (915) 212-0783 and asked which of the two City testing sites they wish to visit:

  • City Testing Eastside Site; 301 George Perry Blvd.
  • City Testing Westside Site; 7400 High Ridge Dr.

“We strongly encourage the community to continue being tested even if they are not showing symptoms as one in 1 people 4 people who test positive are asymptomatic,” said Assistant Fire Chief Jorge A. Rodriguez, Emergency Management Coordinator. “Testing is critically important because it gives the community a better glimpse into our overall health and spread of the virus; but more importantly, it will help further protect our vulnerable populations.”

Test results for the City sites will be provided within 24 to 72 hours.

Information on how to obtain results will be provided at the City sites at time of appointment and on www.epstrong.org.

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