Curative testing is available at various locations Monday through Friday
SANTA FE- The New Mexico Department of Health (DOH) would like to remind New Mexicans who reside in the SE region of the state of the COVID-19 testing sites available to them. Currently, testing is available Monday through Friday in Roswell, Carlsbad, Lovington, Artesia, and Hobbs.
The SE Region Public Health Offices have transitioned their COVID-19 testing to Curative mobile vans. The weekly schedule is as follows:
For individuals who are able to do so, the Department encourages the use of Vault at-home tests for surveillance testing. Individuals can order tests to be delivered to their home at no cost.
As a reminder, the DOH would like to encourage all New Mexicans to get tested for COVID-19 if:
· An individual has COVID-19 symptoms including cough, fever, shortness of breath, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea, and/or loss of taste or smell.
· An individual doesn’t have symptoms but was in close contact or is a household member of someone who has tested positive and is in their infectious period. This is recommended regardless of vaccination status.
· An individual doesn’t have symptoms, but is unvaccinated and lives or works in a high-risk congregate setting such as long-term care facilities, detention centers, and correctional facilities.
· An individual is a patient scheduled for surgery or hospital admission, even if they are fully vaccinated. Some medical facilities may require testing prior to surgery or admission.
Baylee Rawson, Communications Specialist | Baylee.Rawson@state.nm.us
The Department of Health works to promote health and wellness, improve health outcomes, and deliver services to all New Mexicans. As New Mexico’s largest state agency, DOH offers public health services in all 33 counties and collaborates with 23 Native American tribes, Pueblos and nations.