Patients must register in advance at www.cvs.com to schedule an appointment beginning May 22.
The sites use self-swab tests for those who meet Centers for Disease Control and Prevention criteria, the release said. These include symptoms like fever, cough, shortness of breath, chills, muscle pain, loss of taste or smell, vomiting or diarrhea and sore throat.
Patients will receive a test kit and instructions at the pharmacy drive-thru window. Pharmacy staff will observe the swabbing to make sure it is done correctly, according to the release. Tests will then be sent to a third-party lab for processing, with results available in roughly three days.
By the end of May, CVS Health expects to have more than 80 drive-thru testing sites available in Texas and more than 1,000 sites across the country, according to the company’s COVID-19 updates page.
"We are committed to working with our health partners in the public and private sectors to expand our testing capabilities, protect public health, and mitigate the spread of COVID-19,” Gov. Abbott said in the release.
New testing sites in the DFW area are as follows.
- CVS Pharmacy, 5401 Lebanon Road, Frisco
- CVS Pharmacy, 3701 Ira E. Woods Ave., Grapevine
- CVS Pharmacy, 801 N. Tarrant Parkway, Keller
- CVS Pharmacy, 8995 Stacy Road, McKinney
- CVS Pharmacy, 2100 Eldorado Parkway, McKinney
- CVS Pharmacy, 2101 W. Spring Creek Parkway, Plano
- CVS Pharmacy, 605 W. Campbell Road, Richardson
A location tool for all existing CVS testing sites is available here.