The State of Texas has extended testing with shorter wait times at three El Paso locations through Saturday, August 29.

Testing dates have been extended for COVID-19 testing and wait times have improved, lasting between 15 to 30 minutes. The best time to get tested with shorter wait times occurring in the afternoon. Testing is available 7 days a week from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Residents do not need an appointment to get tested as tests are assigned on a first-come, first-serve basis. Once the daily capacity is met at each location, the site will be closed for the day to additional testing.

Testing Details

  • All of the testing sites are administering nasal tests
  • Testing is free to members of the community with or without COVID-19 symptoms
  • Test results from State sites will be provided via email within 2-3 days
  • Results will be emailed so make sure to check junk/spam email folders for the emailed test results
  • For assistance regarding results, email or call the helpline at 1-844-778-2455.

Testing Sites - August 8 through 29, 2020:

Nations Tobin Recreation Center; 8831 Railroad Dr., El Paso, TX

  • Testing capacity: 500 per day

El Paso Community College Valle Verde Campus, 919 Hunter Dr., El Paso, TX

  • Testing capacity: 1,000 per day/per site

SISD Student Activities Complex, 1300 Joe Battle Blvd., El Paso, TX

  • Testing capacity: 1,000 per day/per site

For more information about the various alternative testing sites throughout the community visit


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