COVID-19 drive-thru testing now offered at McKinney Walmart

A new COVID-19 drive-thru testing site opened May 4 at the Walmart in McKinney. (Graphic by Michelle Degard/Community Impact Newspaper)
A new COVID-19 drive-thru testing site opened May 4 at the Walmart in McKinney. (Graphic by Michelle Degard/Community Impact Newspaper)

A new COVID-19 drive-thru testing site opened May 4 at the Walmart in McKinney. (Graphic by Michelle Degard/Community Impact Newspaper)

A McKinney Walmart store launched COVID-19 drive-thru testing May 4.

State and local officials, Walmart and eTrueNorth, a pharmacy partner, have teamed up to test people who are exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 as well as any health care providers and first responders who may or may not be showing symptoms, according to a McKinney news release.

To be tested, people showing symptoms must sign up for an appointment at www.doineedacovid19test.com. Once they do that, they can visit the testing site at their appointment time. There is no out-of-pocket cost to the individual, according to the release.

The testing site is in the parking lot of the Walmart at 1721 N. Custer Road, McKinney. The site is open Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 7-9 a.m.

To receive treatment after making an appointment, patients must wear masks to the testing site and stay in their vehicles.


“We are enthusiastic to have another resource available to help in our ability to identify who is positive in our community so they can take appropriate measures to ensure no further spread and ensure they receive appropriate medical care,” Mayor George Fuller said in the news release. “The data provided through testing helps our city make educated and thoughtful decisions as we move towards ending restrictions.”

For questions regarding testing, call 800-635-8611.
By Miranda Jaimes
Miranda has been in the North Texas area since she graduated from Oklahoma Christian University in 2014. She reported and did design for a daily newspaper in Grayson County before she transitioned to a managing editor role for three weekly newspapers in Collin County. She joined Community Impact Newspaper in 2017 covering Tarrant County news, and is now back in Collin County as the editor of the Frisco and McKinney editions.


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