Free Community COVID Testing Continues at NMHU

New Mexico Highlands University continues to offer twice-weekly COVID testing in Melody Park for the campus and Las Vegas community. The free testing is held on Tuesdays from 10 to 11:30 a.m. and Thursdays from 2 until 3:30 p.m.

“Testing started in the fall of 2021 and will continue as long as we can,” said Lee Martinez, NMHU’s Environmental Health and Safety Officer. “Testing here on campus has given the ability to accommodate not just faculty, staff and students but also the community, to get us back to some sort of normalcy.”

HU’s partner in the community testing is Curative ( Martinez confirms that Curative’s testing at Melody Park will continue drive-up services even in colder weather. Appointments are essential as time slots are provided on a first-come, first-served basis. Walk-ins are accepted, however, as long as they have registered online, and people can get tested without a physician’s referral. To schedule a screening, go to

“We are working diligently to provide the best and most vibrant campus life for all members of the NMHU community, which includes the type of learning and growth that comes with meaningful face-to-face interaction,” said Martinez. “We simply have to ensure we do so in the safest, most responsible way. As the Covid Response Team Director, I feel that my job is to keep this campus safe first and foremost.”

NMHU students, faculty and staff can learn more about reporting their results at and via the MyNMHU Portal.