Texas Station Covid-19 test site shutting down

Spc. Demetrie Barnett of the Nevada National Guard administers a COVID-19 test during a preview of a free drive-thru COVID-19 testing site in the parking garage of the Texas Station Gambling Hall & Hotel on November 12, 2020 in North Las Vegas
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Las Vegas, NV (KXNT) - The last day of operations at the drive-thru COVID-19 testing site at Texas Station will be Friday. The site is closing so Clark County, the Southern Nevada Health District and the Nevada National Guard, and partnering agencies can shift resources to local vaccination efforts.

COVID-19 testing will continue to be available at the two public sites overseen by UMC – Cashman Center in downtown Las Vegas, and UNLV’s Stan Fulton Building. 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. 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.

Appointments at both sites are highly recommended to reduce wait times and maintain operational efficiency. Appointments can be self-scheduled through UMC’s website. There are no-out-of-pocket costs to patients, including the uninsured. However, insurance is requested during the registration process of patients who have it in order to recoup some testing-related costs.

Both testing sites accept some walk-ins each day on a first-come, first-served basis as staffing allows, but priority is given to those with appointments.