The emergency room has been working with Williamson County since May to provide free public testing to all county residents, including those who are uninsured.
Now, the free-standing emergency room will take over all aspects of conducting the testing, including scheduling, conducting and sending the tests to labs for results, as well as being responsible for procurement of extra tests, county officials said.
“Williamson County is really grateful to the team at Family Emergency Room for continuing to partner with the county to provide COVID[-19] testing to our community,” Precinct 2 Commissioner Cynthia Long said.
With this change, those seeking a test will not have to wait for a call back for a scheduled time but can visit the FER website and directly schedule an appointment. Residents can count on a drive-thru testing process and test results within three to seven days, according to its website.
FER is offering testing at its Round Rock location, 1925 A.W. Grimes Blvd., and two Cedar Park locations, 3620 E. Whitestone Blvd. and 1860 S. Lakeline Blvd., with plans to expand to other Williamson County locations including Georgetown.
“It is our hope to provide efficient, person-centered care to the residents of Williamson County,” CEO of Family Emergency Room Dr. Henry Higgins said.