Passengers travelling through Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport can now receive a free COVID-19 test when using the Arizona hub, through a partnership with the Arizona Department of Health Services (AZDHS).
Tests are performed by Paradigm Laboratories, a private third-party contractor, and are available with no insurance requirements. Results are available within 48 hours.
“Gateway Airport’s ‘Stay Healthy, Fly Safe’ initiative is designed to protect employees, airport tenants and the travelling public from the COVID-19 virus,” said Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport Executive Director and CEO J. Brian O’Neill A.A.E. “The State of Arizona’s commitment to provide additional testing locations like the one at Gateway Airport will help reduce the spread of the virus until more of the population has an opportunity to receive the vaccine,” he continued.
Ticketed passengers can make an appointment prior to arriving at the airport either by visiting the Labfinder website, or by scanning the QR code found on COVID-19 testing directional signs throughout the airport.
“Paradigm Laboratories is a proud partner of AZDHA and we are happy to play a part in making sure visitors to Arizona are doing so in a safe and healthy manner,” said Dave Johnson, CEO of Paradigm Laboratories. “Our goal is to provide accurate results in the shortest timeframe possible and testing is one way we all can work together to slow the spread of the virus.”