Walmart and Quest Diagnostics Open Coronavirus Drive-Through Testing Site

Site offers no-cost testing for all healthcare workers and first responders in addition to anyone experiencing symptoms

April 20, 2020

Today, a new coronavirus testing site has opened that offers testing not only for people experiencing symptoms, but all healthcare workers and first responders, regardless of whether they are symptomatic. There is no out-of-pocket costs to the individual. The new site, which is supported by Walmart, Quest Diagnostics and state and local leaders, will be open daily from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and will provide drive-through, observed self-collection in the parking of the Walmart located at 8000 Academy Rd, NE, Albuquerque, NM 87111.

“Widespread testing is critical to slowing the spread of this virus and it is great to see companies stepping up to create partnerships that increase the amount of testing we can do,” said Mayor Keller. “This new testing site is so important because it will also allow us to better protect many workers on the frontlines, including healthcare workers and first responders.

Appointments must be scheduled through Quest’s MyQuest™ online portal ( Test results will also be available through the portal although individuals may also receive a call from Quest Diagnostics telehealth partner PWN to review results. No walk-ups will be tested.

On the day of the testing appointment, individuals should bring their appointment confirmation, insurance card and valid photo ID and should stay in their cars for verification of eligibility criteria, ID check and sample self-collection.

Anyone awaiting results of their coronavirus test is encouraged to follow CDC guidelines and take steps to help prevent the disease from spreading to people in your home and community.

If you have any questions regarding your scheduled appointment, please call Quest’s dedicated COVID-19 line at 866-448-7719.


Emergencies challenge the delivery and management of emergency public information, warning and emergency protective action notifications. The Albuquerque Joint Information Center (JIC) functions as a coordinated Albuquerque Metro Area public information system that will gather and analyze data related to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in New Mexico and serve as a source of accurate and comprehensive information.