Rep. Ruben Gallego Welcomes New St. Vincent de Paul/CVS Health COVID-19 Testing Site in Phoenix
PHOENIX, AZ – Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) issued the following statement after St. Vincent de Paul and CVS Health announced they would launch rapid COVID-19 testing for the uninsured at the Virginia G. Piper Medical & Dental Clinic in Phoenix. Licensed health care providers from CVS Health’s Minute Clinic and CVS Pharmacy employees will staff the testing operation. Rep. Gallego worked with St. Vincent de Paul and CVS health to identify a location for the new testing site in Arizona’s 7th Congressional district.
“I am proud to have worked with CVS Health and St. Vincent de Paul Clinic to bring a new, free COVID-19 testing location to my district,” Rep. Gallego said. “The COVID-19 pandemic has disproportionately affected low-income, uninsured, and working class families and minority communities throughout Arizona. I thank CVS Health and St. Vincent de Paul Clinic for collaborating with me to choose a location that will help ensure that everyone, especially underserved populations, has access to this life-saving service.”
Testing will be free and open to the public by appointment only. Patients can pre-register for a same-day appointment by calling 602-850-6940. To be eligible for testing, patients will need to meet criteria and age guidelines established by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Results will be provided on-site.
“Working with partners like St. Vincent de Paul is an important part of our comprehensive strategy to increase access to COVID-19 testing,” said Dr. Garth Graham, Vice President, Community Health and Impact, CVS Health. “This joint effort allows us to tap into the network of a trusted organization with strong community ties to further expand testing in areas of greatest need.”