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Where you can get a free coronavirus test in the Houston area and nearby counties

Here's a list of free, COVID-19 testing sites in Houston and Harris, Fort Bend, Montgomery, Brazoria, Galveston and Chambers counties.

HOUSTON — There are several free, drive-thru coronavirus test sites in the Greater Houston Area and some will test with or without symptoms.

PLEASE NOTE: This list changes often and can be affected by weather, so make sure to call to check before going to a location. 

Houston and Harris County

TEXAS DIVISION OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT

The Texas Division of Emergency Management and the department have these testing sites the week of August 3:

  • Crump Stadium, 12321 High Star Dr.,
  • HCC-Northeast Campus, 555 Community College Dr., and
  • HCC – South Campus, 1990 Airport Blvd.

TDEM sites are open Monday-Saturday and require appointments, available by calling 844-778-2455 or visiting txcovidtest.org.

TDEM will also operate a walk-up site that doesn’t require appointments weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Merfish Teen Center at 9000 S. Rice Ave

HOUSTON HEALTH DEPARTMENT

The Houston Health Department has two COVID-19 drive-thru sites and they have broadened testing to include anyone. The tests are free.

People can call the department’s COVID-19 call center at 832-393-4220 between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. to receive a unique identification code and instructions on where to go for testing and how to obtain their test results.

Butler Stadium at 13755 S. S. Main St. no longer requires an access code or appointment, city officials said.

During August 7 - 8, the department will also open its mobile unit for drive-thru testing at the Consulado General de El Salvador at 8300 Bissonnett St. 

The site doesn’t require appointments and is open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. or until reaching daily capacity of 250.

MAP: More drive-thru testing sites

HARRIS COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT

HCPH encourages residents to get tested for COVID-19 if you feel you have it or have been in contact with someone who tested positive. We are prioritizing our first responders and healthcare professionals, especially those who work with vulnerable populations such as nursing homes, to seek testing as well. To sign up for COVID-19 testing, please visit http://covcheck.hctx.net/.

Schedule an appointment via phone: 832-927-7575

From there you will get access to a testing site near you.

HARRIS COUNTY SURGE TESTING SITES

Both of Harris County Public Health locations -- Ken Pridgeon Stadium and San Jacinto College Central Campus -- will temporarily transition to surge testing sites beginning Thursday, Aug. 6. The results will be sent to other labs and results should be available in three days, according to Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo.

Pridgeon Stadium

11355 Falcon Rd A, Houston, TX 77065

Mon - Sat: 6 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Tuesday and Thursday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

San Jacinto College Central

8060 Spencer Hwy, Pasadena

Mon - Sat: 6 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Tuesday and Thursday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. 

FEDERALLY QUALIFIED HEALTH CENTERS 

The Houston Health Department is providing test kits, lab access and equipment to four local Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC) so they can expand their COVID-19 testing capacity. The centers and phone numbers people can call to set up testing appointments are:

  • HOPE Clinic: 713-773-0803
  • Spring Branch Community Health Center, 713-462-6565
  • El Centro de Corazon, 713-660-1880
  • Avenue 360 Health and Wellness, 713-426-0027
  • Lone Star Circle of Care at the University of Houston, 346-348-1200, and
  • Scarsdale Family Health Center: 281-824-1480.

FQHC patients pay what they can afford, based on income and family size, and are not denied services due to inability to pay or lack of insurance.

CVS

CVS has opened dozens of COVID-19 test sites at select CVS Pharmacy drive-thru locations across Texas. 

Patients must register in advance at CVS.com to schedule an appointment.

CVS testing sites in the Houston area:

CVS Pharmacy, 3923 Garth Road, Baytown, TX 77521

CVS Pharmacy, 5430 Bissonnet Street, Bellaire, TX 77081

CVS Pharmacy, 9884 Highway 242, Conroe, TX 77385

CVS Pharmacy, 10515 Fry Road, Cypress, TX, 77433

CVS Pharmacy, 26265 Northwest Freeway, Cypress, TX 77433

CVS Pharmacy, 12550 Louetta Road, Cypress, TX 77429

CVS Pharmacy, 2326 61st Street, Galveston, TX 77551

CVS Pharmacy, 15010 Memorial Drive, Houston, TX 77079

CVS Pharmacy, 1003 Richmond Avenue, Houston, TX 77006

CVS Pharmacy, 5402 Westheimer Road, Houston, TX 77056

CVS Pharmacy, 2469 Bay Area, Houston, TX 77058

CVS Pharmacy, 5603 FM1960 W, Houston, TX 77069

CVS Pharmacy, 1000 Elgin Street, Houston, TX 77004

CVS Pharmacy, 6079 State Highway 6 North, Houston, TX 77084

CVS Pharmacy, 12601 Tomball Parkway, Houston, TX 77086

CVS Pharmacy, 11600 FM 1960 West, Houston, TX 77065

CVS Pharmacy, 5510 West Orem Drive, Houston, TX 77045

CVS Pharmacy, 19715 Tomball Parkway, Houston, TX 77070

CVS Pharmacy, 4150 North Shepherd Street, Houston, TX 77018

CVS Pharmacy, 5725 N. Eldridge Parkway, Houston, TX 77041

CVS Pharmacy, 2828 Spears Road, Houston, TX 77067

CVS Pharmacy, 4451 West Fuqua Road, Houston, TX 77045

CVS Pharmacy, 12502 Memorial Drive, Houston, TX 77024

CVS Pharmacy, 8000 N. Sam Houston Pkwy East., Humble, TX 77396

CVS Pharmacy, 10222 East Freeway, Jacinto City, TX 77029

CVS Pharmacy, 5610 Spencer Highway, Pasadena, TX 77505

CVS Pharmacy, 930 Southmore Avenue, Pasadena, TX 77520

CVS Pharmacy, 11600 Shadow Creek, Pearland, TX 77584

CVS Pharmacy, 5002 West Main Street, League City, TX 77573

CVS Pharmacy, 2232 Repsdorph Road, Seabrook, TX 77586

CVS Pharmacy, 25110 Grogans Mill Road, Spring, TX 77380

CVS Pharmacy, 8754 Spring Cypress Road, Spring, TX 

CVS Pharmacy, 2902 Palmer Highway, Texas City, TX 77590

CVS Pharmacy, 1710 North Richmond Road, Wharton, TX 77488

You'll find the complete list of CVS testing sites in Texas here.

RELATED: CVS adds another 44 free coronavirus testing sites in Texas

More information about CVS Health and their testing sites can be found at their COVID-19 resource center.

WALGREENS

Walgreens will offer free COVID-19 testing at these Houston and Harris County locations.  You must pre-register before going to one of the Walgreens locations.

  • 20903 Highland Knolls Drive, Katy, TX 77450
  • 24809 Aldine Westfield Road, Spring, TX 77373
  • 12312 Will Clayton Parkway, Humble, TX 77346
  • 11242 S Gessner Dr, Houston, TX 77071
  • 9700 Hillcroft St, Houston, TX, 77096
  • 14531 Westheimer 
  • 101 West Southmore Avenue

Note: The Westheimer location does not show up on most online map services because it is a closed location. Walgreens is re-opening that site to conduct testing.)

These sites will provide drive-up COVID-19 testing through a self-administered nasal swab, at no cost to the patient. The guidelines for being tested at each of these sites align with HHS guidelines where testing is being prioritized for individuals that have symptoms and are/have:

  • Healthcare worker with symptoms
  • First responder with symptoms
  • 65 or older with symptoms
  • Those with pre-existing health condition with symptoms

UNITED MEMORIAL MEDICAL CENTER

U.S. Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee has teamed up with United Memorial Medical Center to open these free testing sites in the Houston area. 

People who wish to get tested at these locations must bring a photo ID and insurance, if available. The sites do not require people to have symptoms to get tested and you don't need an appointment.

UMMC will offer weekday testing at drive-thru test sites at:

  • Mt. Hebron Baptist Church, 7817 Calhoun Rd.
  • Plaza Americas Mall, 7500 Bellaire Blvd.
  • Houston Community College-Southeast, 6815 Rustic
  • Houston Community College-Felix Fraga, 301 N. Drennan St

The sites don’t require appointments and offer testing from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. or until reaching its daily capacity of 250 tests.

Other UMMC sites opening weekdays from 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. are:

  • UMMC Tidwell, 510 W Tidwell Rd.,
  • Forest Brook Middle School, 7525 Tidwell Rd,
  • Cullen Middle School, 6900 Scott St., and
  • Griggs School, 801 Regional Park Dr.

People needing information about UMMC test sites can call 1-866-333-COVID or visit ummcscreening.com.

LEGACY COMMUNITY HEALTH

Legacy Branard, 401 Branard St., Level 3

Legacy Deer Park Center St., 3430 Center St., Deerpark

Legacy Fifth Ward, 3811 Lyons Ave.

Legacy Lyons, 3811 Lyons Ave.

Legacy Mapleridge, 6550 Mapleridge Street, Ste. 106

Legacy Montrose, 1415 California St.

Legacy Northline, 5598-A1 North Freeway, Northtown Plaza

Legacy Santa Clara, 5616 Lawndale St., Ste A108

Legacy San Jacinto, 4301 Garth Suite 400, Baytown

Legacy Sharpstown, 6677 Rookin

Legacy Southwest, 6441 High Star Dr.

Legacy Central Beaumont, 450 North 11th St.

Legacy asks that you please call (832) 548-5226 first with any questions before arriving.

AFC URGENT CARE 

Free tests only at these two locations:

Katy: 6445 FM 1463, Suite 230

Cypress: 9740 Barker Cypress, Suite 108

 Patients will need to have an AFC TeleCare visit first for the screening process. 

Register for Katy | Register for Cypress

AFC Urgent Care will also come to businesses to test employees for a “small hourly fee” to cover the cost of their doctors. Any businesses that are interested in doing the onsite testing for their employees, can call Brian Faulk at 713-247-9344

WALMART

Walmart is administering coronavirus tests at nine of its Walmart Supercenters and Walmart Neighborhood Markets throughout the Greater Houston area. 

They will be testing first responders, health care providers and other customers with symptoms of COVID-19.

12353 FM 1960 Rd W, Houston, TX

13003 Tomball Pkwy, Houston, TX

111 Yale St, Houston, TX

5655 E Sam Houston Pkwy N, Houston, TX

9235 N Sam Houston Pkwy E, Humble, TX

3506 Highway 6 S, Houston, TX

These drive-thru sites are open 7 a.m. -  9 a.m. Mondays, Wednesday and Fridays. 

The customer must be in a vehicle and walk-ins are not allowed.

Appointments must be made through eTrueNorth’s online portal at www.DoINeedaCOVID19test.com, which will screen individuals to ensure they meet CDC eligibility for testing.

For questions regarding testing, call 800-635-8611.

Walmart Neighborhood Market pharmacy drive-thru windows are offering COVID-19 testing at the following locations:

  • 11425 Barker Cypress Road, Cypress, TX
  • 8208 Barker Cypress Rd, Cypress, TX
  • 2165 Northpark Dr, Kingwood, TX

These drive-thru testing sites are open 8 a.m. - 9 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Testing is only available for adults aged 18 or older.

You must make an appointment through Quest’s MyQuestTM online portal, www.MyQuestCOVIDTest.com, which will screen and schedule appointments for those individuals that meet medical eligibility for the testing sites.

Any questions regarding testing and appointments, please call Quest’s dedicated COVID-19 line at 866-448-7719.

KROGER

Kroger continues free mobile drive-thru testing sites at two locations in the Houston area.

You must take a COVID-19 assessment online before getting tested at one of the sites. You can access the assessment tool here

Once the site determines you need to get tested, you will be asked to schedule an appointment and choose a testing location near you. You will be asked to activate a patient portal where your results will be delivered.

PLEASE NOTE: You will need to bring your I.D. with you in order to get tested.

IBA SINA FOUNDATION

The Iba Sina Foundation will offer rapid result testing at two of its clinics, located at 11226 S Wilcrest Dr and 11226 S Wilcrest Dr. The sites require appointments by calling 832-426-3760 and will run through September 30.

Testing is also available at Ibn Sina North Shepherd Community Clinic
at 5012 N. Shepherd Dr.

Fort Bend County 

Sugar Land: The tests are being done weekdays from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m

Appointments required: To schedule an appointment for either site, click on this link and fill out your information. If you do not have internet access, you can call (281) 238-2363 weekdays from 8 a.m to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon.

Following the pre-screening, a representative will be in contact to provide an identification code, appointment day, time and testing site address.  Residents with appointments should bring their unique ID code to the testing site. Testing is done without residents leaving their vehicles and the results are available in three to five days.

Each site has the capacity to do 200 tests per day. 

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Rosenberg

Fort Bend County Fairgrounds, 4310 Highway 36 

Mon-Sun 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

Register here: www.honumg.com/fortbend 

Montgomery County sites

Montgomery County Public Health District is offering local residents a voucher for COVID-19 testing. Residents can apply at mcphd-tx.org or find the voucher application here.

Walmart is providing free testing on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. at three locations in Montgomery County.

  • 20310 US 59, New Caney, TX 77357
  • 18700 Highway 105 W., Conroe, TX 77356
  • 1025 Sawdust Rd., Spring, TX 77380

Appointments must be made through eTrueNorth’s online portal at www.DoINeedaCOVID19test.com, which will screen individuals to ensure they meet CDC eligibility for testing.

Galveston County testing sites

Galveston County is partnering with UTMB to offer free COVID-19 testing for Galveston County residents. 

Testing is available by appointment only and free to the public at three different sites in Galveston, League City and Texas City. County residents may schedule an appointment by calling 832.632.6731. 

A government issued form of identification will be required at the time of testing to verify residency.

For more information on COVID-19, please contact the health district’s information line at 409.938.7221, open Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.