COVID-19 Testing Locations in the Community
The rise in COVID-19 cases among young people has caused an increased call for screening and testing in the area, especially with children returning to school.
At Cook Children’s, the need for testing has placed significant demand on staff throughout the system. Currently, all Cook Children’s primary care doctor locations, Urgent Care Centers and Neighborhood Clinics are providing tests.
However, Cook Children’s is asking that all parents call to make an appointment prior to bringing their children in for testing. With the rise in testing, these locations are working to make sure their supplies meet the heavy demand. That is not always possible right now.
As an alternative, there are other testing sites available for parents and their children in the area. If your child does not have symptoms or is experiencing typical, minor symptoms for a number of illnesses, please consider these locations:
- Community testing sites: Tarrant County Public Health
- Dallascounty.org: Visit this site to find drive-thru testing location for anyone over the age of 5 who lives within the boundaries of the City of Dallas or Dallas County.
- COVID Testing & Rapid Testing in Denton: Click this site to find testing and rapid testing near you.
- Collincountytx.gov: To find vaccine and testing information in Collin County, visit this site.
Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM): COVID-19 testing locations can be found using the Texas Division of Emergency Management's portal. Please note: The Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) portal includes testing providers that will assess fees and co-pays for their tests.
CVS Minute Clinic options: You can search this site by your zip code and after answering a short questionnaire, you can select a nearby location for the date that works for you. Each location listing provides the type of test given and if drive-thru testing is an option.
GET TESTED COVID-19: Find a nearby COVID-19 test center near you by typing in your zip code. Search over 8,000 verified test centers in the U.S. Search COVID-19 Test Centers ByZipcode | Get Tested COVID-19 (get-tested-covid19.org).
U.S Department of Health & Human Services:
- Find no-cost testing available at local health centers and select pharmacies.
- CVS Health
- Local independent pharmacies
- Quest Diagnostics
For local testing information: visit the Texas Health Department's website
Home testing: From the CDC: If you need to be tested for COVID-19 and can’t get tested by a healthcare provider, you can consider using either a self-collection kit or a self-test that can be performed at home or anywhere else. Sometimes a self-test is also called a “home test” or an “at-home test.” FDA external icon provides information on which self-tests are authorized for use.
These self-collection kits and tests are available either by prescription or over-the-counter, without a prescription, in a pharmacy or retail store. At present, self-collection kits and tests are used for the detection of current infection.