Mobile COVID-19 testing station to open in northeast Tarrant County from May 15-16

Northeast Tarrant County will have a mobile COVID-19 testing station May 15-16. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Northeast Tarrant County will have a mobile COVID-19 testing station May 15-16. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Northeast Tarrant County will have a mobile COVID-19 testing station May 15-16. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Northeast Tarrant County residents will have access to a mobile COVID-19 testing site in Bedford on May 15-16.

The site will be located at the former JPS Health Network clinic at 837 Brown Trail, Bedford, and will be open 10 a.m.-6 p.m., according to Tarrant County Commissioner Gary Fickes' office.

Those interested in being receiving a test should register through www.txcovidtest.org or call 512-883-2400. In order to be tested, individuals will be screened for fever, cough, body aches, sore throat and other COVID-19 symptoms.

Tarrant County residents also have access to virtual COVID-19 screening and free testing. The Tarrant County Public Health Department announced that as of April 26, residents can navigate to https://covidtesting.tarrantcounty.com for virtual COVID-19 screening. The first tests began April 27. Those who meet certain criteria will be automatically scheduled for an appointment at a Fort Worth-based testing site.

“As we begin planning for reopening, it is vitally important that we have more testing,” Tarrant County Judge Glen Whitley said in a news release. “These testing sites are going to be critical in helping us open up the county.”


The county health department plans to gradually ramp up testing capacity over the next few weeks, spokesperson Richard Hill said. The county's testing site will be able to field about 30-40 tests per day at the start, he said.
By Gavin Pugh
Gavin has reported for Community Impact Newspaper since June 2017. His beat has included Dallas Area Rapid Transit, public and higher education, school and municipal governments and more. He now serves as the editor of the Grapevine, Colleyville, Southlake edition.


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