COVID-19 Vaccines

COVID-19 vaccines are widely available and approved for use. Please discuss your options with primary care provider or visit to search for availability near you.

COVID-19 Testing

If you are ill and suspect you have COVID-19, call your doctor. Your doctor will be able to advise you on what to do, and will be able to make a judgment of whether you need an in-person exam.

If you are in medical distress, call 911. If you think you may have COVID-19 and you are able, please alert the emergency responders.

Testing Cost at Artesia General Hospital

Patients may elect to pay out of pocket for COVID-19 testing at Artesia General Hospital. In most cases, the self-pay rate for COVID-19 testing is $102.00.

For more information on testing and locations, visit the New Mexico Department of Health.

COVID-19 Statistics

Please visit the New Mexico Department of Health’s COVID-19 dashboard for the latests information on current COVID cases:

Masking and Visitation:

Artesia General Hospital follows the guidelines for infection prevention set forth by the CDC and New Mexico Department of Health. When there are elevated levels of viral infections throughout New Mexico, we may require masks upon entrance to the hospital and any of our medical clinics. If you don’t have a mask, we will provide one for you.

Visitation may also be impacted during times of elevated levels of viral infections. If you have questions, please contact your provider’s office or our main line at 575.748.3333.

Thank you for your patience as we work to keep you, your loved ones, and our staff safe.