Escalera Health

*Covid-19 Testing

COVID-19 TESTING

We were one of the first Covid-19 testing sites in Tucson and continue to serve the community with active virus testing and antibody testing. Escalera Health does not currently offer Covid-19 vaccinations. 

Drive-Thru Testing

Escalera Health offers drive-thru swab testing (UTM/E-Swab) for COVID-19.
Monday – Friday 7:00 AM – 12:00 PM. 
Appointments are not needed but are available from 1:00-3:00 PM for surgery clearance or for patients requiring testing (cannot be symptomatic).

Drive-thru tests are conducted in the clinic’s South parking lot with cars entering from the East and parking in line at the testing tent. A health care provider will come out to the car, ask for a brief focused medical history, and administer a nasal swab sample. This testing process takes approximately 10 minutes total. We will reach out by phone within 3-5 business days with the test results and medical treatment options if necessary.

Patients with contracted insurance plans will have no cost for the test. Escalera Health will bill directly through your insurance provider. Self-pay options are available to patients without insurance, social security number is required. 

Antibody Testing

Covid-19 antibody testing, also known as serology or immune response testing, accesses previous exposure to Covid-19 even if symptoms were never experienced.

Antibody testing, taken as a blood draw sample, is performed inside the clinic, by appointment only. We will reach out by phone with the results within 2-3 business days. 

This testing is not used to determine or validate the effectiveness of a COVID-19 vaccine. Antibody testing is available only to patients who are not currently experiencing symptoms and have not experienced symptoms within 10 days. Tests do not detect current Covid-19 infections, as it can take 1–3 weeks for the body to make antibodies. 

COVID-19 TESTING

We were one of the first Covid-19 testing sites in Tucson and continue to serve the community with active virus testing and antibody testing. Escalera Health does not currently offer Covid-19 vaccinations. 

Drive-Thru Testing

Escalera Health offers testing (UTM/E-Swab) for COVID-19.
Monday – Friday 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM. 
By appointment only. Please call 520-209-1919 to schedule. If you are sick, please let our office know so we may come outside to complete the testing. This testing process takes approximately 3-5 minutes total. We will reach out by phone within 3-5 business days with the test results and medical treatment options if necessary.

Patients with contracted insurance plans will have no cost for the test. Escalera Health will bill directly through your insurance provider. Self-pay options are available to patients without insurance, social security number is required. 

Antibody Testing

Covid-19 antibody testing, also known as serology or immune response testing, accesses previous exposure to Covid-19 even if symptoms were never experienced.

Antibody testing, taken as a blood draw sample, is performed inside the clinic, by appointment only. We will reach out by phone with the results within 2-3 business days. 

This testing is not used to determine or validate the effectiveness of a COVID-19 vaccine. Antibody testing is available only to patients who are not currently experiencing symptoms and have not experienced symptoms within 10 days. Tests do not detect current Covid-19 infections, as it can take 1–3 weeks for the body to make antibodies.