Testing Sites for COVID-19
Most of the testing sites will only test the highest risk individuals who are exhibiting the following symptoms:
- Fever, cough, shortness of breath or other respiratory conditions
- Those who have either traveled recently, domestic or international, or had contact with someone diagnosed with or suspected of having COVID-19.
TESTING SITES ARE AS FOLLOWS:
Butler Stadium – 13755 South Main, Houston
Friday, March 20: Drive through for first responders and health care providers.
Saturday, March 21: people 65 and older with a cough, difficulty breathing and fever may call the Houston Health Department COVID-19 call center at (832) 393-4220 between 9 a.m and 3 p.m. to be screened. People who meet the testing criteria will be provided a unique identification code and instructions on where to go for testing. The site will only accept people with a unique identification code obtained through the screening process. People who show up without an identification code will not be tested.
Sunday, March 22: Anyone who meets high-risk testing criteria, such as those with underlying medical conditions.
United Memorial Medical Center – Register online for a pre-screening test
Legacy Community Health has COVID-19 testing at three of their Houston locations and one Beaumont location. For questions of more information, call (832) 548-5000.
- Legacy Fifth Ward, 3811 Lyons Ave.
- Legacy Montrose, 1415 California St.
- Legacy Southwest, 6441 High Star Dr.
- Legacy Central Beaumont, 450 North 11th St., Beaumont
MD Anderson’s Diagnostic Imaging Clinic in Bellaire has been repurposed to offer COVID-19 testing to current MD Anderson patients and employees only. Only MD Anderson patients and employees who meet certain screening requirements, the hospital system said. “Testing is by appointment only and no walk-ins are permitted. Current MD Anderson patients who think they may need testing must call their MD Anderson clinic for further direction. MD Anderson employees must first contact Employee Health.”
My Family Doctor has one drive-thru testing facility, at 6430 Hillcroft Ave., open Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
“You should not visit our testing center unless your have fever and/or symptoms of respiratory illness (e.g., dry cough),” My Family Doctor said.
Priorities include older adults and people with chronic medical conditions, or who are otherwise in “an immunocompromised state that may put them at higher risk for poor outcomes (e.g., diabetes, heart disease, receiving immunosuppressive medications, chronic lung disease, chronic kidney disease).”
People who have come into contact with a person with a suspected or confirmed case of the illness in the last 14 days, or who have a history of travel in areas identified by the CDC as at-risk countries, are also priorities.
For the latest information on testing, including costs, head to My Family Doctor’s website. This testing site is currently cash only. You’ll need $25 cash even if you have insurance coverage. They advise all patients to bring $150 cash for the test just in case they cannot verify your insurance.—
Anyone with COVID-19 symptoms should contact a doctor, and Harris County residents without access to health care can call the county’s triage line at 713-634-1110 any day from 9 am-7 pm with questions.