Coronavirus testing: Where to find testing sites in Houston the week of June 29

Here is the latest information on how and where to find coronavirus testing locations in Houston. Locations hosted by the Texas Department of Emergency Management are updated weekly.

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Who can get tested for coronavirus?

Testing criteria varies by site, but most prioritize medical workers; first responders and the elderly; or those with underlying conditions, recent travel or exposure to someone with a confirmed positive case. People presenting common symptoms such as fever and a dry cough are also prioritized.

Can people without symptoms get tested?


Testing for those without any symptoms is becoming more widely available and is recommended for those who have been exposed to someone with a positive or potentially positive case of the coronavirus.

What is antibody testing?

An antibody test identifies someone who may have previously carried the virus and developed an immune response to it. These help identify those with presumed immunity but do not diagnose the presence of COVID-19.

What happens when someone receives a positive result?

Those with manageable symptoms should stay home and avoid all person-to-person contact until symptoms subside, Persse said. Health care providers can monitor symptoms remotely and determine when a patient has returned to health. Those who have come in contact with that person may be able to seek out testing at certain sites, even prior to their test results coming in. If conditions worsen, Persse said to seek medical advice and call ahead if going to an emergency department.

Does the coronavirus test cost anything?

Tests administered through Harris County and the city of Houston are free. Tests offered by private providers are paid through insurance or out-of-pocket payment. Some sites operated though public-private partnerships or at federally qualified health centers also offer free tests for those without health insurance. For payment and testing access questions, residents are encouraged to contact their primary care physicians or local coronavirus hotlines.

  • City of Houston: 832-393-4220

  • Brazoria County: 979-864-2167

  • Fort Bend County: 281-633-7795

  • Galveston County: 409-978-4040

  • Harris County: 832-927-7575

  • Montgomery County: 936‐523‐5040

  • Waller County: 979-826-6063


Where can I get a coronavirus test?

For more sites outside of Houston as well as walk-up sites, view the Texas Department of Human Services database here.



Public testing sites


Houston Health Department

Cost: free

Prescreening required

832-393-4220

www.houstonemergency.org/covid19

Harris County Department of Health

Cost: free

Prescreening required

832-927-7575

www.checkforcorona.com

Texas Department of Emergency Management

Cost: Free

Prescreening required

Hobby Elementary, 4021 Woodmont Drive

NRG Park Green Lot, 1 Reliant Park

HCC-Northeast Campus, 555 Community College Drive

HCC – South Campus, 1990 Airport Blvd.

Dr. Askew Elementary, 11200 Wood Lodge

512-883-2400

www.txcovidtest.org

United Memorial Medical Center

Cost: free

Prescreening required

United Memorial Medical Center, 501 Tidwell Road, Houston

Forest Brook Middle School School, 7525 Tidwell Road, Houston

Cullen Middle School, 6900 Scott Street, Houston

Griggs School, 801 Regional Park Drive, Houston

Houston Community College Eastside Campus, 6815 Rustic St., Bldg. B., Houston

Southwest Multiservice Center, 6400 High Star Drive, Houston

www.ummcscreening.com



Private clinic testing sites


Walgreens

Cost: free

Prescreening required

14531 Westheimer Road, Houston

800-925-4733

8301 Broadway St., Houston

800-925-4744

www.walgreens.com/findcare/covid19/testing

Walmart

Cost: free

Prescreening required

12353 FM 1960 Road W., Houston

5655 E, Sam Houston Parkway N., Houston

13003 Tomball Parkway, Houston

111 Yale St., Houston

3506 S. Hwy. 6, Houston

www.doineedacovid19test.com

CVS

Cost: free

Prescreening required

15010 Memorial Drive, Houston

1003 Richmond Ave., Houston

5402 Westheimer Road, Houston

2469 Bay Area Blvd., Clear Lake

5603 W. FM 1960, Houston

1000 Elgin St., Houston

6079 N. Hwy. 6, Houston

12601 Tomball Parkway, Tomball

11600 West FM 1960, Houston

5510 West Orem Drive, Houston,

19715 Tomball Parkway, Tomball

4150 North Shepherd Drive, Houston

5725 N. Eldridge Parkway, Houston

2828 Spears Road, Houston

4451 W. Fuqua Road, Houston

12502 Memorial Drive, Houston

www.cvs.com/minuteclinic/covid-19-testing

Kroger

Cost: free through insurance

Prescreening required

Fifth Ward Multi-Service Center

4014 Market St., Houston

www.krogerhealth.com/covidtesting

My Family Doctor

Cost: free through insurance or $150 out of pocket, cash only

Prescreening not required

6430 Hillcroft Ave., Houston

832-709-1515

www.covid19drivethru.com

UT Physicians

Cost: free through insurance; some out-of-pocket charges may apply

Prescreening required

7364 Antoine Drive, Houston

www.utphysicians.com/covid19testing/

Life Savers ER

Cost: free through insurance, $150-$200 for uninsured

Prescreening required

3820 N. Shepherd Drive, Ste. A, Houston

281-612-1288

www.lifesaverer.com

NextCare Urgent Care

Cost: free

Prescreening required

10906 FM 1960, Houston

281-477-7490

1202 E. NASA Parkway, Clear Lake

281-335-0606

1331 Northpark Drive, Kingwood

281-359-5330

www.nextcare.com

SignatureCare Emergency Center

Bellaire: 5413 S Rice Ave., Houston

713-597-5897

Copperfield: 5835 Hwy. 6 N., Houston

281-861-0937

Cypress: 5003 Cypress Creek Parkway, Houston

281-720-3122

Heights: 1925 E. T. C. Jester Blvd, Houston

832-730-2628

Montrose: 1007 Westheimer Rd., Houston

281-479-3293

Memorial City: 1014 Wirt Rd. Houston

832-834-6414

Stafford: 3531 S. Main St. Stafford

281-962-4906

Westchase: 11103 Westheimer Road, Houston

832-708-3651

Westfield Urgent Care

Cost: free with insurance

Prescreening required

2010 FM 1960, Houston

281-821-8200

www.westfieldurgentcare.com

Clinicas Mi Doctor

Cost: free with insurance, $159 without insurance

Prescreening required

5402 Airline Drive, Houston

888-776-5252

8225 Broadway St., Houston

713-469-4735

10058 Long Point Road, Houston

832-380-3980

www.mdmedicalgroup.us/locations/clinicas-mi-doctor/

HOPE Clinic West

12121 Westheimer Road, Ste. 205

713-773-0803

www.hopechc.org
By Emma Whalen
Emma is Community Impact Newspaper's Houston City Hall reporter. Previously, she covered public health, education and features for several Austin-area publications. A Boston native, she is a former student athlete and alumna of The University of Texas at Austin.


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