Federally funded COVID-19 surge testing site to open in Kingwood

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services will launch a new COVID-19 surge testing site in Kingwood. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services will launch a new COVID-19 surge testing site in Kingwood. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services will launch a new COVID-19 surge testing site in Kingwood. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services will launch a new COVID-19 surge testing site in Kingwood. The site, which opens Aug. 10, is part of four temporary sites HHS opened around the Houston area.

The temporary site will be located at Kingwood Park Community Center at 4102 Rustic Woods Drive, Kingwood, according to an Aug. 7 news release from Gov. Greg Abbott's office. It will be open 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Aug. 10-15 and Aug. 17-22, as the site is closed on Sundays, according to HHS officials.


The Kingwood site will process 1,250 tests per day. Appointments will be required to access the free tests, so residents should register at the doineedacovid19test.com website.
By Kelly Schafler

Managing editor, South Houston

Kelly joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in June 2017 after majoring in print journalism and creative writing at the University of Houston. In March 2019, she transitioned to editor for the Lake Houston-Humble-Kingwood edition and began covering the Spring and Klein area as well in August 2020. In June 2021, Kelly was promoted to South Houston managing editor.