COVID-19 Testing Available at UNLV Maryland Parkway and Shadow Lane Campuses

Jun. 4, 2020

Campus community,

COVID-19 testing has become increasingly available throughout Southern Nevada, including on UNLV’s Maryland Parkway and the Shadow Lane campuses. As businesses and facilities reopen in our community, access to testing is a critical part of our continued recovery, and for state and local officials considering strategies for additional resumption of services.

Testing at both UNLV locations is available by appointment and is open to anyone, whether or not they are exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms. There is no out-of-pocket cost to patients with or without insurance, though insurance may be billed for those who qualify.

UNLV Tropicana Parking Garage

Clark County, in partnership with UNLV, UMC, and the Nevada National Guard, began drive-thru COVID-19 testing at UNLV’s Tropicana Parking Garage near the Thomas & Mack Center on May 27.

Testing at the UNLV Tropicana site is currently available from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, with appointments strongly encouraged. Appointments can be scheduled online or by calling UMC at (702) 383-2619. When scheduling online, select the “public” option from the drop-down menu. Priority is given to those with appointments, though patients who arrive without an appointment may be accommodated if staffing levels permit.

In addition to drive-up services, the site includes a walk-up testing area to accommodate pedestrians and those who arrive by bicycle or motorcycle for a test. Walk-up testing times may be limited to morning hours due to increasing temperatures in Las Vegas. Drive-up testing is only available to patients in enclosed vehicles. Children of all ages can be tested with parental consent.

Patients are asked to arrive about 15 minutes prior to their appointment time to get checked in and directed to their testing station. Individuals arriving for testing should enter the Thomas & Mack parking lot from the west via University Center Drive, where they will be directed on how to access the Tropicana Parking Garage.

UNLV Shadow Lane Campus

UNLV Medicine continues to offer curbside COVID-19 testing on the Shadow Lane Campus. UNLV Medicine personnel, assisted by the Nevada National Guard, can test approximately 300 people per day. To date, more than 11,000 people have been tested. In addition to drive-up services, the site will accommodate pedestrians or those on motorcycles or bicycles who arrive with an appointment.

Testing is available by appointment only at the Shadow Lane site Monday through Friday (hours vary). To schedule a same day or next day appointment, call (702) 583-4408, text “covid” to 702-744-9722, or visit the UNLV Medicine COVID-19 Testing website.

The site is located at 1125 Shadow Lane, in the parking area outside UNLV Medicine. Individuals are asked to arrive for their appointment 10-15 minutes early.

Additional testing locations

For information on additional testing locations throughout the state, visit the Nevada Health Response website and the Southern Nevada Health District website