Featuring No-Cost, Contactless, Self-Administered Tests from Curative Inc.

In aneffort to reduce the spread of COVID-19, the City of La Quinta opened a new community testing hub as of Monday, December 21, 2020 at the La Quinta Wellness Center.Featuring a free, contactless, self-administered test from Curative Inc., which has completed more than six million such tests in 15 states across the U.S.

The La Quinta Wellness Center is located at 78450 Avenida Fonda in La Quinta and will be openMonday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Appointments are required.

“We want to ensure people have access to safe and free testing; to help them respond to the pandemic as we look towards our recovery,” said Chris Escobedo, Director of Community Resources for City of La Quinta.

While you don’t need symptoms to get tested, symptoms that may warrant a test include cough, shortness of breath, fever, chills, fatigue, muscle ache, sore throat, headache, vomiting, nausea, diarrhea, and recent loss of taste or smell.

When arriving for testing, patients are asked to follow signage or the instructions, drive into the pre-screening area, and do not exit your car. After you have been pre-screened, you will drive through the carport and patients will be provided with a test kit and given instructions for their oral swab. Results are sent via text or email within 48 hours of testing.

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Visit http://curative.com/ for more information and to book an appointment.