Free testing

Free drive-through COVID-19 and COVID-19 antibody testing will be available this weekend, May 23-24, and next weekend, May 30-31, at Green Valley Baptist Church, 1111 N. La Cañada Dr.

The tests are available for free to those who are insured and uninsured from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Results for both tests are quick, with the antibody testing yielding results in five minutes and COVID tests taking about 10 to 15 minutes for a result.

Masks are required to receive a test for safety precautions and while walk-ins are accepted, it is recommended to call ahead and schedule a test to avoid wait times.

Those insured need to bring their health insurance card and those without insurance will need a government-issued ID.

To call to schedule an appointment or get more information, call 623-240-1110.

You can also schedule an appointment by visiting Select "new patient" and fill out the form. 

A number of residents have had issues with the phone number provided. 

Julie Bui, business development manager for SIPMD, the organization providing the testing, said they are working to add more agents to handle the call volume. 

If you call the hotline and don't get through to an agent, you can leave a message.

You will be asked for your name, date of birth, phone number, address, email if you have one and your insurance if you have it. 

Everyone will need to fill out a registration form, and SIPMD will have staff on site at the testing location to help people with the registration process. 

Walk-ins will be accepted. 

Testing will be conducted by Kirk Tjalas, a PhD prepared, board certified, family nurse practitioner.