Residents of Fort Worth and Tarrant County have even more testing options for novel coronavirus than they did earlier in the pandemic.
City and county officials have continued to track COVID-19 testing sites in the area, including sites that offer free testing for residents. As of July 6, there are 17 COVID-19 testing sites in Fort Worth city limits and a total of 32 in Tarrant County.
According to city officials, residents should consider being tested if they are experiencing a fever, cough or shortness of breath; are employed as a health care worker; are age 65 or older; or have chronic health conditions.
Community testing sites are currently located in Fort Worth and Arlington, and they have hundreds of appointments available per day Mon.-Fri. A valid photo ID with proof of Tarrant County residence is required, and residents are advised to bring private, Medicaid or Medicare insurance information.
Additional community-based testing sites are being added by Tarrant County Public Health and the Texas Department of State Health Services, including a testing site at the Keller ISD Athletic Complex, July 9-11 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Residents can visit TXcovidtest.org to register or for more information.
Some testing sites are free, and others require a fee for service. To find more information on COVID-19 testing in the city of Fort Worth and Tarrant County, click here.