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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, along with 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

HOUSTON HEALTH DEPARTMENT

The Houston Health Department will offer drive-thru testing at two surge sites affiliated with U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. They're open Monday thru Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Appointments are available at doineedacovid19test.com and on-site registration is also available. 

  • Southwest Multi-Service Center, 6400 High Star Dr.
  • Houston Community College - North Forest, 6010 Little York Rd.
    The surge sites open Monday through Saturday 

The Houston Health Department offers free drive-thru testing (self nasal swab) at the Aramco Services Company, 9009 W. Loop South. The mega testing site will open Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Tuesday and Thursday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. It remains open until reaching daily capacity of 1,000 tests.  People wanting to get tested at the Aramco site can call the department’s COVID-19 Call Center at 832-393-4220 between 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. to receive an access code.

The department will offer testing at three community sites that don't require appointments and remain open until each reaches its daily capacity of 250 tests. The sites and their hours of operation are:

  • Clark Community Center, 9718 Clark Rd.; Tuesday-Saturday 10 a.m.- 5:30 p.m., walk up, self nasal swab,
  • Park Place Regional Library, 8145 Park Pl Blvd.; Tuesday-Saturday. 10 a.m.- 4:30 p.m., drive thru or walk up, self nasal swab, and
  • Ingrando Community Center, 7302 Keller St.; Tuesday-Wednesday 10 a.m.- 5:30 p.m. drive thru or walk up, self nasal swab.

The sites don't require appointments and are open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. or until each reaches its daily capacity of 250 tests.

The city is providing self-nasal swab testing at the METRO Addicks Park & Ride, 14230 Katy Freeway, and the Multicultural Center, 951 Tristar Drive, city of Webster. Appointments are available by calling the department’s call center at 832-393-4220.

People wanting to get tested at Delmar Stadium can call the department’s COVID-19 Call Center at 832-393-4220 between 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. to receive an access code. Butler Stadium doesn’t require an access code, commonly referred to as an appointment.

TEXAS DIVISION OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT

Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) and the Houston Astros offer free COVID-19 tests (self oral swab) daily at Minute Maid Park (Lot C), 2208 Preston. The testing site’s capacity is 1,200 tests per day.

The site features evening hours twice a week, eight drive-thru testing lanes and four walk-up testing lanes. It opens 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday through Wednesday and from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday. Spanish-speaking staff is available on-site.

Visit texas.curativeinc.com to set an appointment or obtain more information. On-site registration is also available

TDEM and the department will also operate drive-thru testing sites (self oral swab) Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at:

  • HCC - Northeast Campus, 555 Community College Drive, and
  • HCC - South Campus, 1990 Airport Blvd.

TDEM and the department offer drive thru testing via nasal swab by healthcare professionals at LeRoy Crump Stadium, 12321 Alief Clodine Rd. The site is open Monday through Wednesday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Thursday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Appointments for TDEM sites are available at covidtest.tdem.texas.gov. On-site registration is also available.

MAP: More drive-thru testing sites

HARRIS COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT

Harris County Public Health is offering free testing at several sites. Most are open Monday-Saturday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. but the hours can vary. Call ahead to make sure. Children can also be tested at these sites. Register at www.hcphtx.org or call 832-927-7575. 

M.O. Campbell Education Center 

Open Mon-Fri 12pm-7pm

Open Sat., Nov. 14 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

1865 Aldine Bender, FM 525, Houston, TX 77032

South Belt Church

13100 Beamer Rd Houston, TX 77089

Greater Purelight Missionary

12330 Vickery St Houston, TX 77039

Christ the King Episcopal

15325 Bellaire Blvd, Houston, TX 77083

New Hope Presbyterian Church

Open Saturday, Nov. 14

1350 N Mason Rd Katy, TX 77449

Champion Forest Baptist Church

Closed Friday, Nov. 13

15555 Stuebner Airline Rd Houston, TX 77069

Lee College

200 Lee Dr Baytown, TX 77520

St. Mary Magdalene

Open Thurs - Sat, Nov 12 - 14

527 S Houston Ave, Humble, TX 77338

St. Martin de Porres Church

Open  Friday 13

12606 Crosby Lynchburg Rd, Crosby, TX 77532

Bear Creek Islamic Center

Closed Saturday, Nov. 14

17250 Coventry Park Dr, Houston, TX 77084

San Jacinto College Central Campus 

 Open Mon-Fri 12pm-7pm 

Open Sun, Nov. 15, 10:00 am to 3:00 pm

 8060 Spencer Hwy, Pasadena, TX 77505

Katy Park

Open Mon-Fri 12pm-7pm

Open Sat., Nov. 14, 10:00 am to 3:00 pm

24927 Morton Rd, Katy, TX 77493

For the Pasadena and Katy sites, register at www.doineedacovid19test.com or call 832-927-7575 People must be 13 or older to be tested at these sites. 

FEDERALLY QUALIFIED HEALTH CENTERS 

The health department is providing test kits, lab access and equipment to 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.

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. Find the location nearest you.

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 (nasal swab by healthcare professional) at drive-thru test sites at:

  • Plaza Americas Mall, 7500 Bellaire Blvd.,
  • Houston Community College - Southeast, 6815 Rustic
  • UMMC Tidwell, 510 W. Tidwell Rd.

The sites don’t require appointments and offer testing from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. or until reaching daily capacity of 300 tests.

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

IBN SINA FOUNDATION

The Iba Sina Foundation offers free tests with rapid results at two of its clinics: 5012 N. Shepherd Dr.; and 11226 S. Wilcrest Dr.

They are open Monday thru Friday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and you must have an appointment.

Appointments for the Shepherd location are available by calling 832-426-3760 and appointments for the Wilcrest location are available at 281-495-7462.


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.

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. 

En Español

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.