No. More studies need to be conducted before COVID-19 vaccines are recommended for children aged 16 and younger.
No appointment is needed for curbside testing. Tests are done first-come, first-served. Please see the testing location FAQ below or visit our Facebook Page for current testing locations and times.
Appointments can be scheduled if a test is needed on a day when curbside testing is not available.
Patients have options in choosing a primary care provider based on personal preference, medical needs and provider expertise. At Sun Life, you have access to adult and pediatric primary care practitioners, behavioral health providers and dental* professionals. The health center providers are all board certified, with significant expertise and experience in their field of study. As a medical patient, you may have the option to choose between a Doctor, a Physician Assistant and a Nurse Practitioner.
The best way to obtain a referral is to schedule an appointment with your provider so that a referral can be done in a more informed and efficient manner. After consulting with your provider, a mutual decision is made to refer you for diagnostic testing or speciality care depending on your needs. Your provider will make a referral to the referral team and the referral team will work with your insurance company to ensure that the services you’ve been referred to is approved by your insurance agency and to schedule an appointment.
Coordinated care is when all parts of the health care system talk to each other. At Sun Life, we coordinate care with your specialists, hospitals where you receive care, home care teams involved in your care and other support services. It is important that when you receive outside speciality care, your records are shared with your PCP.
At Sun Life, care coordination begins with your Circle of Care Team, which consists of you, your provider, medical assistant, care manager, and nurse. Your team is required to understand you, understand your family dynamics, unique needs, your values and preferences, even your cultural orientation and background. Depending on your needs, other members of the team may include medical specialists, behavioral health and substance abuse providers and/or clinical pharmacist(s).
Your Circle of Care Team is actively involved in working to provide you with the best care possible by accessing different disciplines in the health center and outside. Your Circle of Care Team works closely with local hospitals, off-site specialists and community resources to ensure that we meet the needs of our patients and we provide timely and accurate follow through.
Currently there is no cost to receive the vaccine.
Yes. Using the V-Safe After Vaccination Health Checker from the CDC.
V-safe is a smartphone-based tool that uses text messaging and web surveys to provide personalized health check-ins after you receive a COVID-19 vaccination. Through v-safe, you can quickly tell CDC if you have any side effects after getting the COVID-19 vaccine. Depending on your answers, someone from CDC may call to check on you and get more information. And v-safe will remind you to get your second COVID-19 vaccine dose if you need one.
Your participation in CDC’s v–safe makes a difference — it helps keep COVID-19 vaccines safe.
Yes. CDC recommends that you get vaccinated even if you have already had COVID-19, because you can catch it more than once. While you may have some short-term antibody protection after recovering from COVID-19, we don’t know how long this protection will last.
Tests are available for people of all ages. Testing is available Monday-Friday by appointment. Curbside services are offered in various communities. For curbside days and times, please reference the Curbside Testing dates and times.
Curbside testing is available for ages 5 and up, minors need to be accompanied by a parent/guardian.
Our curbside test is a COVID-19 active antigen (PCR) nasal swab test.
Sun Life provides in office testing during regular office hours.
Curbside is also offered in Casa Grande, Monday-Tuesday 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Results depend on laboratory timelines and are dependent on their schedules, sometimes up to 7 days.We use both Labcorp and Sonora Quest.
Sun Life, through partnership with Pinal County Public Health, will be receiving the Moderna vaccine. For information about the Moderna vaccine please click here. We do not yet know the timeline of when the vaccine will be able open for anyone who wants to receive it. We are following the group guidelines set forth by the county. For information on Pinal County Public Health COVID response please visit their website.
It is important for you to select a primary care provider (PCP) because they are your central resource for healthcare and health information. Not only does your PCP provide preventive and general healthcare, they are your healthcare guide and advocate, directing you to specialists and helping you navigate the healthcare system to ensure you receive the medical care you need.