Until recently, tests for COVID-19 were very limited and were used only on sick individuals with the common symptoms of COVID-19. Now that more test are available, testing for the general public is becoming more common.
There are many locations to choose from in Northern New Mexico. If you are very ill and you are concerned for your well-being, please visit an emergency room. Testing is available for emergencies without an appointment. If you want to take part in the public testing options, you will need to call and register with the testing site before the scheduled testing.
Scheduled testing times will change weekly and will depend on access to the necessary inventory of testing supplies, so please contact your preferred testing site to confirm that tests are available and that public testing is still scheduled.
For a more in-depth and broader listing of New Mexico testing locations you can visit:
Taos Public Health Office
Save Time & Register Online:
1400 Weimer Road, Taos, New Mexico 87571
- Monday-Friday from 8:00 AM – 1:00 AM
Drive thru testing available to all who meet screening criteria, by appointment. Save time and register online at cvtestreg.nmhealth.org or call for information: (575) 758-0493
No Charges. Results called by Dept. of Health or can be looked up on the Dept. of Health website. Results take approximately 48 hours to start being called.
Holy Cross Medical Center – Taos
The Annex Bldg – 1421 Weimer St., Taos, NM 87571
- Friday from 9am – Noon.
Drive Through. Appointment time needed. Call 751-5886 to preregister.
Open to all, no screening performed. No charge at time of collection. If you have insurance it will be charged for collection of the specimen, there is no charge for the test to be run on the specimen (sent out to NM Dept of Health State Lab). Results called by an HCMC physician and results take approximately 72 hours to start being called.
El Centro Family Health – Taos Clinic
1331 Gusdorf Rd
- Tuesday from 1pm – 4pm
Drive through testing. Registration is required. Call: 575-758-3601
Available to current patients who use El Centro Family Health as their primary health care provider. No charge at time of collection. If you have insurance, it will be charged for collection of the specimen (tests are sent to Tricore Reference Laboratories). Patient will be scheduled a follow-up appointment prior to leaving the testing site for lab results. Positive results will be communicated once received. Results take approximately 24-96 hours.
El Centro Family Health West and North Regions
El Centro is a large health care provider in Northern New Mexico. Their schedule will be updated weekly. Here is the most recent version we have access to: