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

HOUSTON

· Legacy Fifth Ward (3811 Lyons Ave.)

· Legacy Montrose (1415 California St.)

· Legacy Southwest (6441 High Star Dr.)

BEAUMONT

· 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

OR

· 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

Allergies

Asthma

Cough

Flu

Mild Nausea/Diarrhea

Nasal Congestion

Painful Urination

Pink Eye

Rashes/Skin Irritation

Sinus Pain

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