Drive-up testing for coronavirus now available in Kyle

Austin Regional Clinic in Kyle started offering drive-up testing for coronavirus March 31. (Evelin Garcia/ Community Impact Newspaper)
Austin Regional Clinic in Kyle started offering drive-up testing for coronavirus March 31. (Evelin Garcia/ Community Impact Newspaper)

Austin Regional Clinic in Kyle started offering drive-up testing for coronavirus March 31. (Evelin Garcia/ Community Impact Newspaper)

The Austin Regional Clinic in Kyle is offering drive-up testing for the coronavirus as of March 31.



Residents who want to get tested must have a lab test order from a ARC physician, which can be obtained through a physician in the clinic or via telemedicine, according to a March 31 release from ARC.



If residents do not have a lab test order, they can schedule a telemedicine appointment at the drive-up tent—consultations may be available the same day without much waiting time—or by calling ARC’s hotline at 866-453-4525.



Those who have a lab test order will be screened by a clinician to assure they are not having difficulty breathing. Patients who do not require immediate medical attention will be tested with a nasal swab.



After patients get tested, the samples will be sent out to a lab. Test results are expected to take between two to 10 days.



Drive-up testing at ARC, 4100 Everett St., will be available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.