Houston Drive Up Coronavirus Testing Sites
Style Magazine Newswire | 3/19/2020, 10:30 p.m.
If you are coughing, have a fever, or are experiencing flu-like and you think it could possibly be the coronavirus? Then you are in luck because there is finally a drive-thru testing center in Houston.
Individuals can be tested for the coronavirus for free. With a simple swab of the mouth or nose, test results can be received in four to 2 days
But know they have a limited number of tests. Health professionals will take an individual through a screening to evaluate symptoms before being tested. Also, pack your patience as the wait may be long.
Testing sites are below:
United Memorial Medical Center
510 West Tidwell
Thursday, March 19: 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday, March 20: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday, March 23 - Friday, March 27: 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Legacy Community Health Clinics
· Legacy Fifth Ward (3811 Lyons Ave.)
· Legacy Montrose (1415 California St.)
· Legacy Southwest (6441 High Star Dr.)
· Legacy Central Beaumont, 450 North 11th St.
- Legacy will test ONLY those who screen positive. Right now, that means:
· People who are experiencing symptoms of fever, cough, shortness of breath, or other respiratory conditions
AND have either:
· Traveled recently, domestic or international
· Had contact with anyone diagnosed with or suspected of having COVID-19.
Next Level Urgent Care
is offering virtual visits every day (starting March 20) between the hours of 9am-9pm.
The cost of the test is $200 or can be paid through your insurance. The test also looks at the following:
Suspected Coronavirus Evaluation
Remember the coronavirus is spread through person-to-person contact:
-airborne through coughing or sneezing
-contact with someone with the virus through touching
-touching other surfaces by someone with the virus and then touching yourself in your mouth, nose or eyes
Protect yourself and others by
-washing your hands often for at least 20 seconds
-using hand sanitizer
-practicing social distancing
-stay home when you are sick
-avoid touching your face