Where to get testing AZ for out-of-state person needing to travel?

Posted by cvanrip @cvanrip, May 26 10:34am

Our daughter is living with us in Scottsdale, she needs to get back to her Manhattan apt, to pack for a move west. She has been offered a place to stay while there with a family that has an elderly person. She needs a reliable antibody test, maybe even a COVID-19 test (not experiencing symptoms) with no AZ dr. Any ideas?

Hi @cvanrip, Good question.
The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services posts information on their website about Community-Based Testing Sites for COVID-19 and where to find a testing site near you here: https://www.hhs.gov/coronavirus/community-based-testing-sites/index.html

You can also learn some great tips from other members like @sueinmn and @gingerw in these discussions on Mayo Clinic Connect:
– How can I move safely during a pandemic? https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/moving-during-a-pandemic/
– Tips: Traveling to Mayo to get medical care safely during COVID-19: https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/your-tips-traveling-and-getting-medical-care-safely-during-covid-19/

@danab in Arizona may have further suggestions.

Will the test be completely reliable? That remains an unanswered question. I highly recommend continued physical distancing practices, hand hygiene etc when you daughter arrives at her destination. Will she be able to be isolated with the family she is staying with?

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She will be able to be isolated with the family, but she wants to make sure they are safe. She lives in the heart of Manhattan and needs to pack it for movers. She will actually stay in the apartment during that time. If she could get a somewhat reliable antibody test she would consider going to stay in CT with the family after packing and before leaving NY.

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@cvanrip Hi and welcome to connect. I am not sure if this will help but I found this article about CVS testing.
https://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/arizona-health/2020/04/27/coronavirus-testing-cvs-to-expand-free-covid-19-tests-arizona-nationwide/3036864001/
I myself am getting tested at Mayo clinic in Phoenix but im.a patient and I do know that az hade a testing blitz over the last few weeks at a lot of sites. But I guess I would check with the major hospitals like Banner and Dignity Health to see if maybe they are conducting any testing. Good luck I hope you can find somewhere. Please let us know how you make out im sure there are others that are interested.
Have a blessed day
Dana

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@cvanrip Welcome to Mayo Connect. It must be exciting that your daughter will be moving closer to you, and anxiety producing as well, as she coordinates the physical aspects of it all.
AZFamily.com shows that Sonora Quest is doing testing for coronavirus antibodies, for $99. There are several Quest Labs in your area [Scottsdale], if the Mayo Clinic Scottsdale campus cannot accommodate you.
Let us know when everything turns out okay!
Ginger

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