Clark County, in collaboration with the Southern Nevada Health District and Community Ambulance will offer free COVID-19 testing for residents of Indian Springs and Cold Creek on Saturday, June 6, 8 a.m. until 12 p.m., at the Indian Springs Fire Station, 715 W. Gretta Lane.
No appointment is needed for Saturday's testing in Indian Springs. The site will have about 200 self-administered nasal swab tests available on a first-come, first-served basis. Most of the testing will occur on a walk-up basis unless patients are unable to get out of their cars. Patients are asked to bring a valid ID and wear a face covering. All results, positive or negative, are reported to the Health District. Patients who test positive for the virus are contacted by the Health District within a few days. If patients do not receive notification of a positive test result, they can rest assured knowing that they tested negative.
"Clark County is working with the Health District and other community partners to make COVID-19 testing widely available in Southern Nevada," said Clark County Commissioner Larry Brown, whose Commission District includes Indian Springs and Cold Creek. "The data gathered from testing tells us how widespread the virus is in our community, and will help us respond quickly to any new cases that emerge."
Officials are working to offer a variety of COVID-19 testing options to the public. A list of COVID-19 testing events sponsored by the Southern Nevada Health District is available on its website at https://www.southernnevadahealthdistrict.org/covid-19-testing-sites.
Additionally, Appointment-only COVID-19 testing is available six days a week at the UNLV Tropicana parking garage 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday-Saturday. The site is located next to UNLV's Thomas & Mack Center off University Drive and Tropicana Avenue. Clark County and UMC are operating the site in partnership with Clinical Pathology Laboratories (CPL), the Nevada National Guard and UNLV. Since the site opened May 27, 5,875 tests have been conducted. The site offers drive-thru testing for people arriving in enclosed vehicles, as well as a walk-up testing area for pedestrians or patients arriving on bicycle or motorcycle. There are no out-of-pocket costs to patients.
Appointments at the UNLV Tropicana parking garage site can be scheduled online through UMC's website at www.umcsn.com or by calling CPL at (702) 795-4932, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. After scheduling an appointment with UMC or CPL, patients receive information about how to access test results electronically. UMConnect, UMC's patient portal, offers a MyChart app and website at https://umconnect.umcsn.com/. CPL patients can access to their test results by visiting www.cpllabs.com/sonicmyaccess or texting "CPL" to 66349 to sign up for the CPL portal.
Officials say as Nevada's economy reopens in phases, the public's cooperation in limiting the spread of COVID-19 continues to be important for community health. Recommended actions include social distancing and wearing face coverings in public places, washing hands and practicing good cough and sneeze hygiene, and limiting your contact with others if you test positive for the virus or someone in your immediate household does. Patients with questions about the virus are encouraged to contact their medical provider for guidance. The Southern Nevada Health District's Information Phone Line is available for general questions at (702) 759-INFO (4636), between the hours of 7 a.m. and 7 p.m.