State sponsored COVID-19 testing sites close March 31
All state-sponsored (free) COVID-19 testing sites will close after March 31. This includes all Mako Medical, TestUtah, TourHealth, and the travel testing lanes at the Cannon Health building and St. George locations.
Some state-sponsored testing sites will become self-collection sites instead of drive-thru testing sites. These sites are for people who face health, financial, educational, or housing barriers that make it difficult to get health coverage and basic healthcare services. These sites are not for travelers.
Most testing in the state will move to a private business, for-profit model. After March 31, you may have to pay for a test, and/or your insurance may be billed.
Testing providers (like TestUtah) may keep some of their testing locations open; however, these sites may begin charging for testing. Your insurance may also be billed. Testing providers will decide the types of tests offered, hours and locations, registration processes, and any costs for testing.
Healthcare systems and pharmacies may also continue to offer testing for patients. Patients should access testing through their healthcare provider or particular system of care.
You can also still order free at-home tests here: https://www.covidtests.gov/
Every home is eligible for two sets of four tests; if you haven’t ordered your second set, you can do so now!
Plan ahead for travel testing
After March 31, the state will no longer provide free state-sponsored travel testing. People seeking COVID-19 travel testing will need to find a testing provider that offers the type of test required by their travel destination.
Vendors who may be providing this service include Xpress Check, Walgreens, CVS, Nomi Health, iHealth, Premier Diagnostics, Quest Diagnostics, COVID Clinic, Gunnison Valley Hospital, and more. The cost range is estimated to be between $75-$350; insurance may not be accepted for travel testing.
Travel destinations may require a specific type of test. Some travel destinations may also require testing to be done at specific testing locations and/or include QR codes linked to results and CLIA information. It is the traveler’s responsibility to know which type of test is required for their destination.
Travel testing can be found by searching under “test type” here; contacting your travel agent, airline, or travel destination; or searching online for private travel testing options.
The CDC provides information on COVID-19 travel requirements.