COVID-19: Mariposa is here to serve you during this difficult time. Find out how.

COVID-19 Testing:

Due to the increased COVID-19 testing volume throughout Arizona, laboratories are taking longer to process results for PCR, both saliva and nasopharyngeal tests. Please expect between 4-6 days for your COVID-19 test results to be received.  Please remember to practice preventive measures and do your part to reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19.

COVID-19 Vaccine:

Santa Cruz County is currently in vaccine phase 1B.  If you qualify for the vaccination, as described above, please email hservices@santacruzcountyaz.gov or call (520) 375-7626 for an appointment. Phone lines will be open Monday through Friday from 8 AM to 5 PM.  Operators will need your full name, date of birth, address, and phone number to make the appointment.

If you are unsure if you fall into the 1B category, complete the “COVID-19 Vaccination Registration Form” on the Santa Cruz County Health Department website – https://www.santacruzcountyaz.gov/732/COVID-19-Novel-Coronavirus

More information about vaccine eligibility and the vaccine distribution process for populations in phase 1B and 1C will be shared as soon as it becomes available.

COVID-19 Vaccines/Insurance:

COVID-19 vaccines are free.  Administration fees are billed to commercial / Medicaid plans for any insured patients.

It is important to know that all patients enrolled in a Medicare Advantage plan will need to provide their new MBI # for traditional Medicare (red, white, blue card).  The administration fee must be billed to traditional Medicare.  Uninsured patients will be covered by HRSA.

For questions, or to provide your MBI#, please call Mariposa’s Billing Office at 520-987-4023.


To our communities:

Mariposa is here to serve you during this difficult time. Our clinics are open during regular hours; however, we have implemented several changes to keep our patients and employees safe. These changes include the following:

  • Routine medical appointments for physicals or well-visits have been canceled. Medical appointments are available for individuals who are ill or require follow-up care.
  • Routine Dental appointments have also been canceled; however, Dental appointments are available for patients experiencing pain.
  • All people entering our buildings will be screened outside the building before entering. If you are experiencing symptoms consistent with COVID-19, your provider will come outside to see you. Patients entering the building can be accompanied by one (1) additional person.
  • You can now consult with your medical provider through tele-medicine, rather than coming to the provider’s office. This is an important option for you to obtain your routine care or to determine if you should come to Mariposa to be seen. To schedule a telemedicine appointment, contact our call center at 520.281.1550, the same as you would for a regular appointment.
  • For telemedicine patients requiring lab services, we have implemented drive through lab draws. Your provider will give you instructions on how to access this service during your telemedicine visit.
  • Our Nogales Pharmacy is open. Prescriptions continue to be delivered to our locations in Rio Rico, Tubac and Patagonia. Home delivery is also available under certain circumstances.

What can you do to help?

COVID-19 is spread person to person when an infected person coughs or sneezes. It is also possible to get COVID-19 by touching a surface where the virus is present and then touching your mouth, nose of eyes. To minimize the risk please include the following in your daily lives:

  • Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
  • If available, use an alcohol-based sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol
  • Cover your coughs and sneezes; wash your hands immediately after
  • Keep your hands away from your face
  • Avoid sick people if possible
  • Stay home unless you need to go out to purchase food or other essential home products, obtain medical care or you work for an essential service. When you purchase food or supplies; please purchase no more than what you need for one week

If you are sick, call us at 520.281.1550 to talk about your symptoms and options.


Dear WIC client,

WIC is here for you! During this time, we are practicing social distancing and offering remote services, which means, we can complete your appointment by phone or video conferencing until January 31, 2021. Please contact your WIC clinic concerning your appointment. (520) 287-4994.

Do you have friends or family who have had their hours cut or have been laid off? WIC may be able to help them too. Please have them call us.

Estimado cliente de WIC,

WIC está aquí para usted! Durante este tiempo, estamos practicando el distanciamiento social y ofreciendo servicios remotos, lo que significa que podemos completar su cita por teléfono o videoconferencia hasta el 31 de enero del 2021. Comuníquese con su clínica WIC con respecto a su cita. (520) 287-4994.

¿Tiene amigos o familiares a los que se les han cortado las horas o que han sido despedidos? WIC también puede ayudarlos. Por favor, que nos llamen.