COVID-19 Testing

  • FREE AT-HOME TESTS: Free COVID-19 home test kits are now available for order online through the federal government at or by calling 1-800-232-0233. The phone line is open seven days a week, from 8am ET to midnight ET (6am-10pm Arizona time).

The national surge in COVID-19 has led to increased demand for testing. Some things to know and help you find testing: 

  • The “County Testing Events” section lists events that Maricopa County is organizing in the community. 
  • “Additional Testing Sites” lists other providers not affiliated with Maricopa County.
  • Appointments are recommended. Walk-ins may be limited. 
  • For any testing site, please view vendor website ahead for most current information.

Maricopa County is works with trusted partners to provide testing in communities around the valley to add to the testing options already put in place by the state of Arizona, cities, community health centers, pharmacies and other providers. We are continuing to work with vendors to make many kinds of testing more available (drive-up, walk-up, at-home, and more).

View the CDC website for what to do while you're waiting on test results or if  you test positive for COVID-19.

Have questions? Maricopa CARES can help! Call our Community Support Team at 602-506-6767

Community Testing Events

The national surge in COVID-19 has led to increased demand for testing.  Appointments are recommended. Walk-ins may be limited. Please view vendor website ahead for most current information or call our CARES Team Mon-Fri. 8am-5pm for assistance in making an appointment at (602)506-6767.

Additional Testing Sites

Following are some additional links to providers offering COVID-19 testing in Maricopa County. Please see provider websites for information about the types of COVID-19 testing offered, how to obtain testing, appointment availability, and other details. Some sites may have limited availability due to increased testing demand.

ASU Saliva Testing > (drive thru testing; scroll-down on page for site locations)

City of Phoenix Mobile Testing Sites >

Embry Health > (drive-thru testing) 

Valley Shield > (drive-thru testing)

CVS Retail Testing Sites >

Walgreens Drive-Thru Sites >

For statewide testing providers and events: ADHS COVID-19 Testing page >.

The Maricopa County-sponsored free testing sites listed above in the Community Events section, third-party links above, and any location listed by the state at, are licensed and trustworthy. The Maricopa County Department of Public Health does not regulate or license testing providers.

If you are concerned about the legitimacy of a testing provider, don't be afraid to ask for credentials. Any pop-up testing clinic doing rapid testing in Arizona must have a CLIA license (Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendment) – and that license should be posted and available.

Contact if you have questions about a particular pop-up site.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Who can get a test?
  2. Where can I get a test?
  3.  How much is a test?
  4.  Does insurance cover it?
  5. What types of tests exist?

If you have COVID-like symptoms or have been around someone with COVID-like symptoms, you should get a diagnostic test and stay away from others until you know your results. If you have been vaccinated against COVID-19 and are experiencing any symptoms, you also should seek testing to determine if you have been infected. While breakthrough infections can occur, the risk of severe illness is significantly less among those who are fully vaccinated.

You can also use the CDC’s symptom checker to help you make testing decisions.