Canyonlands Healthcare to hold free COVID-19 testing blitz on Saturday

Raymundo Frasquillo File Photo/Gila Herald: Morenci resident Jason Palmer tilts his head back to await the insertion of a nasopharyngeal swab at a previous testing event in Greenlee County.

Staff Reports

SAFFORD – Canyonlands Healthcare, in conjunction with the Graham County Department of Health Services and Greenlee County Health Department, will hold a drive-through COVID-19 testing blitz Saturday, Nov. 21, from 7 a.m. – 12 p.m.

The blitz will take place at its Safford location at 2016 W. 16th St. No appointment is required.

The testing blitz is free of charge to the public. Those interested in being tested are encouraged to drive to the east parking lot of their location and stay in their vehicle for the duration of the event. Paperwork will be brought to the vehicle and after it is filled out those being tested will be given a nasal swab.

Canyonlands has approximately 300 nasopharyngeal tests on hand.

The test will take several days before results are available. For more information, call Canyonlands Healthcare at 428-1500 or the Graham County Department of Health and Human Services at 428-0110.

The health department would like to thank Canyonlands for their continued support during this fight against COVID-19.

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