Department of Health announces COVID-19 testing by appointment in southwest New Mexico

Las Cruces News

SANTA FE, N.M. (KTSM)— The New Mexico Department of Health announced COVID-19 testing for southwest counties can now be conducted by appointment.

New Mexico residents can also schedule a “test and go” opportunity if they are: 

  • Asymptomatic and are close contacts or household members of New Mexico residents who have already tested positive for the coronavirus;
  • Asymptomatic residents in nursing homes;
  • Asymptomatic people in congregant settings such as homeless shelters or group homes;
  • Symptomatic people displaying the COVID-19 symptoms of cough, fever, shortness of breath, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, and/or loss of taste or smell.

In a press release, the department reminds the public that all COVID-19 testing is free of charge to anyone getting the test, and anyone can get tested if they are at risk, whether they have insurance or not. 

Although testing is free, the department is encouraging the community to bring their insurance card when they get tested, in order to support testing. This is due to the increased number of testing for coronavirus by the State, which has gone from just a few tests in early March to currently having around 10,000 a week. 

A person seeking to get tested can schedule an appointment at any of the following locations, days and times:

Mondays

Las Cruces Public Health Office

  • 1170 N. Solano, Las Cruces, NM 88001
    • 8:30 – 11:30 am and 1:30 – 4 pm
    • For an appointment call: 575-528-5063

Anthony, NM Public Health Office

  • 865 N. Anthony Dr., Anthony, NM 88021
    • 8:30 – 11:30 am
    • For an appointment call: 575-882-5858 and select option #4

Sunland Park Public Health Office

  • 3807 McNutt Rd., Sunland Park, NM 88063
    • 8:30 – 11:30 am
    • For an appointment call 575-589-2543 and select option #4

Tuesdays

Las Cruces Public Health Office

  • 1170 N. Solano, Las Cruces 88001
    • 8:30 – 11:30 am and 1:30 – 4 pm
    • For an appointment call: 575-528-5063

Chaparral Public Health Office

  • 317 McCombs, Chaparral, NM  88081
    • 8:30 – 11:30 am
    • For an appointment call (575) 824-3454 and select option #4

Deming Public Health Office

  • 215 S. Silver, Deming, NM  88030
    • 8:30 – 11:30 am
    • For an appointment call 575-546-2771 and select option #4

Truth or Consequences Public Health Office

  • 201 E 4th, T or C, NM 87901
    • 8:30 – 11:30 am
    • For an appointment call 575-894-2716 and select option #3

Silver City Public Health Office

  • 2610 N. Silver, Silver City, NM 87901
    • 8:30 – 11:30 am
    • For an appointment call (575) 538-5318 select option # 4

Wednesdays

Las Cruces Public Health Office

  • 1170 N. Solano, Las Cruces, NM 88001
    • 8:30 – 11:30 am and 1:30 – 4 pm
    • For an appointment call: 575-528-5063

Anthony, NM Public Health Office

  • 865 N. Anthony Dr., Anthony, NM 88021
    • 8:30 – 11:30 am
    • For an appointment call: 575-882-5858 and select option #4

Sunland Park Public Health Office

  • 3807 McNutt Rd., Sunland Park, NM 88063
    • 8:30 – 11:30 am
    • For an appointment call 575-589-2543 and select option #4

Deming Public Health Office

  • 215 S. Silver, Deming, NM  88030
    • 8:30 – 11:30 am
    • For an appointment call 575-546-2771 and select option #4

Socorro Public Health Office

  • 214 Neel Avenue, Socorro, NM 87801
    • 835-0971 #3
    • 8:30 – 11:30 am

Thursdays

Las Cruces Public Health Office

  • 1170 N. Solano, Las Cruces 88001
    • 8:30 – 11:30 am and 4:00 – 7:00 pm
    • For an appointment call: 575-528-5063

Chaparral Public Health Office

  • 317 McCombs, Chaparral  88081
    • 8:30 – 11:30 am
    • For an appointment call (575) 824-3454 and select option #4

Alamogordo Public Health Office

  • 1207 8th St., Alamogordo 88310
    • 8:30 – 11:30 am
    • For an appointment call (575) 437-9340 and select option #4

Lordsburg Public Health Office 

  • 530 De Moss, Lordsburg 88045
    • 8:30 – 11:30 am
    • For an appointment call (575) 542-9391

Fridays

Las Cruces Public Health Office

  • 1170 N. Solano, Las Cruces 88001
    • 8:30 – 11:30 am 
    • For an appointment call: 575-528-5063

For COVID-19 testing numbers, screening locations, and the ability to track cases by zip code, visit the Department of Health’s website at https://cv.nmhealth.org/ 

In addition, New Mexicans can continue to call with health-related questions to the Department of Health’s coronavirus hotline at 855-600-3453. For non-health-related questions or concerns they can call 833-551-0518 or visit newmexico.gov.

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