Testing for COVID-19 is ramping up across New Mexico.

Some testing sites require a referral from a doctor or a call to schedule in advance. Some are drive-up, and others are screened at the door.

Only patients who have symptoms — a fever, shortness of breath and a dry cough — should get tested to save supplies, according to the state Department of Health.

Testing sites include:

Alamogordo: Gerald Champion Regional Medical Center’s site at 2669 N. Scenic Drive is testing from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily, and asks that patients call 575-443-7505 appointment.

Albuquerque: Optum has two drive-up locations in the city: 5150 Journal Center Blvd. SE; and 13701 Encantado Road NE. Optum has one location in Rio Rancho at 1721 Rio Rancho Blvd. SE. All locations are drive-thru and are open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. COVID-19 Triage Line: 505-232-1010 Presbyterian Hospital offers drive-thru testing at Balloon Fiesta Park from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. Providers ask that patients set up appointments for screening via the Presbyterian Healthcare Services website at pres.today/covid

Clayton: Union County General Hospital, 300 Wilson St., will screen patients in person. Call the hospital at 575-374-2585 before coming in because everyone will be screened over the phone first.

Española: Presbyterian Española Hospital set up testing in its old emergency room at 1010 Spruce St. by the ambulance entrance. Anyone requesting screening should call 505-753-7111, ask for the nursing supervisor and register over the phone.

Farmington: San Juan Regional Medical Center will offer drive-thru testing in the parking lot behind the hospital at 400 W. Maple St. Screening is on-site. Call the hospital at 505-516-0938 for more information.

Grants: Cibola General Hospital, 1016 Roosevelt Ave., will test on-site. Anyone seeking testing must call 505-287-4446 for screening.

Gallup: Rehoboth McKinley Christian Health Care Services will offer drive-thru testing at 1901 Redrock Drive. Call 505-236-1074 for more information.

Las Cruces: Memorial Medical Center will offer drive-thru testing at 2450 South Telshor Blvd. from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. weekdays.

Las Vegas: Alta Vista Regional Hospital requires a referral to get drive-thru testing, which is open from 2 to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday at 104 Legion Drive. The hospital line for COVID-19 questions is 505-426-3615.

Lovington: Nor-Lea General Hospital will offer drive-thru testing from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily at 126 Tatum Highway. Call 575-396-9090 for screening before going to the site.

Santa Fe: Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Center offers drive-thru testing after a written referral from a doctor or an order from the Department of Health. The drive-thru is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays at 5501 Herrera Drive.

Presbyterian Santa Fe Medical Center will offer drive-thru testing with a written referral from a doctor. The site is at 4801 Beckner Road, near the ambulance bay, and starts at 11 a.m. daily and operates until supplies run out. Call 505-772-1234 for more information.

Santa Rosa: Guadalupe County Hospital offers 24/7 screening at 117 Camino De Vida suites 100 and 300. It requires anyone seeking testing to call 575-472-3417 for advance screening.

Taos: Holy Cross Hospital, 1397 Weimer Road, has set up triage screening in a tent outside the emergency department and offers on-site screening to determine testing eligibility.

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Tamara Lichtenstein

We need antibody tests for those who may have had it. Why? More accurate infection numbers, and the potential for those who have had it to safely serve those at risk.

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