Nampa COVID-19 testing site moving indoors

Posted at 2:15 PM, Nov 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-06 08:05:03-05

NAMPA, Idaho — Saint Alphonsus Medical Group is moving its COVID-19 testing site from the Garrity Clinic near Interstate 84 to 12th Avenue Road, adjacent to the free-standing Saint Alphonsus Emergency Department and clinic. The address is 1524 12th Avenue Road in Nampa and will open on November 9.

“With winter approaching, we decided to move COVID-19 testing indoors,” said Dr. Mark Nassir, Saint Alphonsus Medical Group President. “The weather will make it difficult and uncomfortable for patients and our colleagues to continue with in-car testing. To allow us to safely continue to test patients, we are relocating to the 12th Avenue location, where we can use the entire building.”

There is not enough space at the Garrity clinic to safely provide both urgent care and family medicine appointments as well as separate patients receiving COVID-19 testing, according to Saint Alphonsus.

The Garrity COVID-19 testing site will be closed Friday, and all COVID-19 tests on Friday, Saturday and Sunday will be done at the Meridian Health Plaza drive-up location at 3025 W. Cherry Lane.

Appointments at the new clinic are requested, but walk-in patients needing tests will be accommodated. Walk-in availability may be limited due to testing volumes. You can click here to make an appointment or call the Saint Alphonsus COVID-19 hotline at 208-302-2683 if you have any questions about possible symptoms.

Also starting on November 9, Saint Alphonsus will transition its Meridian Health Plaza COVID-19 testing indoors, to protect patients and colleagues from the weather. The health system is also exploring opening additional indoor testing sites in the Treasure Valley in the future.