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City opens regional infusion center, expands COVID-19 testing

Health officials urge community to get tested and vaccinated

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EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) — Beginning Tuesday, December 7, the City of El Paso’s COVID-19 Clinic, located at 9341 Alameda, will open a Regional Infusion Center (RIC).

City officials say he will offer RIC — in conjunction with the State of Texas Department of State Health Services — therapy to referred patients to minimize the risk of hospitalization. The center complements The Hospital of Providence (THOP) infusion center that is currently in operation.

Officials added that the city will expand its free COVID-19 testing options by offering several locations open 7 days a week, as well as opening a new location where residents can be tested.

About the Regional Infusion Center (RIC)

The City COVID-19 clinic located at 9341 Alameda will stop providing tests and vaccines to allow for the opening of the RIC Monday through Sunday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. from Tuesday, December 7.

Patients require a referral from a physician to receive infusion therapy.

Medical providers who wish to submit a referral and order kit to the city’s regional infusion center can visit the online portal. The portal is the exclusive means for providers to submit infusion referrals and order sets.

In addition, several mobile infusion teams have been assigned to El Paso and can be referred through the same process for those unable to physically reach the RIC.

Patients seeking information about infusion therapy may contact the Texas Infusion Hotline for general information and assistance at 1-800-742-5990. The DSHS Infusion Hotline is available 24/7 to answer questions.

For patients who do not have access to a healthcare provider and require a mobile IV team, patients can call the hotline and be connected to a healthcare provider from 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM MST for telemedicine services.

Due to the increased staffing in the THOP infusion center, more appointments are possible and referrals are also accepted. For more information about the infusion treatments, visit EPStrong.org.

About COVID-19 Test Expansion

The following COVID-19 test sites have the following schedules:

  • The Nations Tobin Park test site, located at 8831 Railroad Dr., will reopen Monday through Sunday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • The municipality will continue to offer curbside testing by appointment at the two other COVID-19 clinics at 7380 Remcon and 9566 Railroad.
    • Appointments are possible from Monday to Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Appointments can be made online or by calling (915) 212-6843.
  • Starting Sunday, December 12, the following locations will be open 7 days a week for free COVID-19 testing:

Drive-Thru Testing

County Sports Park, 1780 N. Zaragoza

Monday – Sunday | 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Drive-Thru & Walk-Up Testing

UTEP, 3333 N. Mesa (core drive)

Monday – Sunday | 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Drive-Thru Testing

Nations Tobin Park, 8831 Railroad Dr.

Monday – Sunday | 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

  • COVID-19 testing is also available 6 days a week on:

Drive Thru Testing

Don Haskins, 7400 High Ridge

Monday – Saturday | 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

For more testing sites, hours and information, visit EPStrong.org and for more information on COVID-19 vaccine or sites, visit EPCOVIDVaccine.com.

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