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When to test for COVID-19?

  • If you have symptoms, test immediately.

  • If you were exposed to COVID-19 and do not have symptoms, wait at least 5 full days after your exposure before testing. If you test too early, you may be more likely to get an inaccurate result.

  • If you are in certain high-risk settings, you may need to test as part of a screening testing program.

  • Consider testing before contact with someone at high risk for severe COVID-19, especially if you are in an area with a medium or high COVID-19 Community Level.
For more information on testing and what to do if you were exposed to someone who tested positive for COVID-19 visit the CDC webpages.  



PCR COVID-19 Testing in Los Alamos County:

As of December 19, 2022:

PCNM PCR testing at White Rock Town Hall

No appointments are necessary, but individuals are asked to bring their insurance card. For those who are uninsured, PCNM does charge $99 per test. For more information, visit https://PCNM.com.

Testing Dates & Times:
 Monday-Friday from 8 AM - 3 PM

Address: White Rock Town Hall, 139 Long View, White Rock.

Test Results: PCR test results are provided within 48-72 hours.
 

PEPTINEO LLC, PCR at Home Concierge Services (cost to individual)

Schedule an appointment: Visit the Peptineo website: https://PeptineoTesting.as.me/LosAlamosAtHome to schedule a date and time.

Testing Dates & Times:
Monday through Sunday from 9 AM - 5:00 PM. We bring the lab to you. We offer a 30 minute PCR equivalent test via our mobile digital health platform.

Price:
Pricing is updated regularly with the following web link: https://PeptineoTesting.as.me/LosAlamosAtHome

Phone:
855-385-5246 | website: https://PeptineoTesting.as.me/LosAlamosAtHome



At-home Rapid COVID-19 Testing in Los Alamos County:

Free COVID-19 at-home antigen tests available again 

The Biden administration announced that starting today, all U.S. households can order a total of four at-home COVID-19 tests that will be mailed directly to them for free. Tests will begin shipping next week and can be ordered from www.COVIDtests.gov.

The Department of Health recommends residents to take advantage of this program while the free at-home antigen tests are available this winter. Residents are encouraged to use an at-home COVID-19 test if they are experiencing symptoms or before gathering with family this winter. Testing is one of our best defenses against spreading COVID-19 and at-home testing provides a safe, convenient way to protect others from the virus.

At-home antigen tests take 15 minutes to complete, offering users a convenient way to check whether they are infected with COVID-19. If you have symptoms, serial testing with an at-home test separated by 48 hours is 90% accurate. Users can follow up with a PCR test from a medical provider or test site at: findatestnm.org to verify results. It is still important to stay home if you have symptoms to prevent the spread of COVID and other respiratory illnesses such as RSV and flu.

Additionally, New Mexico residents can still receive mail order free at-home tests through the Rockefeller Foundation’s Project Act program while supplies last at: https://accesscovidtests.org/.

Residents with private insurance, as well as Medicare and Medicaid can request reimbursement for up to eight tests per month.

Residents can self-report a positive COVID test at Make My Test Count. The reporting of tests on this site is confidential and no personal information is required to use the site.

For more information on how to stay safe and healthy from COVID-19, visit cv.nmhealth.org.

 
Available to be purchased at local pharmacies - 
Tests can be conveniently administered at home with results in 15 minutes.


Other COVID-19 Testing locations throughout New Mexico:

NEW MEXICO DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH:

Visit the NMDOH website for  COVID-19 Screening &Testing