Covid-19 testing site operational changes begin Monday

Las Vegas, NV (KXNT) - Some changes are coming to the ways Covid-19 testing will be done and processed in southern Nevada.

Starting, Monday, the Texas Station site operating in the hotel’s parking garage at 2101 Texas Star Lane (Rancho and Lake Mead), will operate three days a week as a neighborhood strike team site.

The site will be open Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at 8 a.m. and offer approximately 600 tests on a first-come first-served basis as supplies permit. County and Nevada National Guard staff will continue supporting the operation, while the Health District will oversee on-site registration, lab processing of samples, and the notifications of test results. No appointments are available at the site, and no insurance is necessary.

Also, starting Monday,  the two sites overseen by UMC – UNLV and Cashman Center – will begin requesting insurance information during the registration process.

There will continue to be no-out-of-pocket costs to patients, including the uninsured, but the insurance of patients who have it will be billed in order to recoup some testing-related costs. The UNLV site, located at 801 E. Flamingo Road, operates 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday through Thursday. It is closed Fridays and Saturdays. 

The Cashman site, located in Exhibit Hall A at 850 N. Las Vegas Blvd., operates 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays and is closed Sundays and Mondays. Appointments at both sites are highly recommended to reduce wait times and maintain operational efficiency.

Appointments can be self-scheduled through UMC’s website. Those with no online access may call UMC at (702) 383-2619 to schedule appointments.