City, NMDOH Open Southwest Mesa COVID-19 Testing Site

Testing available at Ted M. Gallegos Community Center beginning Saturday

Nov. 20, 2020

The City of Albuquerque is partnering with the New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) to open a new COVID-19 testing site in the Southwest Mesa. Beginning Saturday, November 21, free COVID-19 testing will be available at the Ted M. Gallegos (Alamosa) Community Center located at 6900 Gonzales Rd. SW.

“We’re working closely with our State partners to expand testing for Albuquerque residents,” stated Mayor Keller. “If you are experiencing symptoms or believe you may have been exposed to the virus, come get tested. It’s essential to getting this under control and save lives.”

“Expanding New Mexico’s free testing capacity is critical right now as skyrocketing positivity rates indicate the virus is spreading exponentially in every corner in the state,” said acting Health Secretary Billy Jimenez. “Getting tested is the first step in taking our state from red to green – and saving lives.”

“By providing an accessible COVID-19 testing site to the residents of District 3, we will be better equipped to flatten the curve,” stated City Councilor Klarissa Peña. “Anyone in our community who needs a test should take advantage of how close and accessible the new location is. With the new site, they won’t have to travel far to get the medical attention necessary for those who have not been able to gain access to a test.”

Testing will be run daily for seven days from 2:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m., except for Thanksgiving Day. Testing is open to anyone who desires to be tested, whether they are symptomatic or asymptomatic. Anyone seeking a test must pre-register at, where they can select a general appointment time. Those being tested should bring the printed voucher that will be emailed to them after registering. If they do not have access to a printer, they should bring the information on the confirmation screen with them. Spanish-speaking personnel will be on hand for anyone in need of language assistance.

NMDOH is also opening new testing sites in Santa Fe, Las Cruces, Sunland Park, and Socorro. The Department of Health recommends individuals stay home after testing to await their results so as not to inadvertently spread the virus. For information on testing and isolation guidelines visit