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COVID-19 Testing Options

Free Harris County COVID-19 Testing

Stationary Surge Testing Sites

In partnership with the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), HCPH will manage multiple stationary locations that our community can rely on for convenient COVID-19 testing. Testing at the surge locations is available to individuals age 13 years and older – including those experiencing symptoms; those who believe they may have been exposed to someone with COVID-19; and anyone who is worried about possibly having the virus. These surge sites rely on a separate network of labs for processing and will help clear the backlog of tests causing delays.

Appointments are requiredStarting Thursday, August 6th, registration for HCPH surge stationary sites will go through www.DoINeedaCOVID19test.com. To visit these locations, residents will be required to make an appointment through this new form or by calling 832-927-7575. Once registered, take your voucher ID code with you to the testing site at the designated time. 


Mobile Testing Sites

Several mobile testing locations are available throughout Harris County. To ensure each area within our community has accessible testing options, locations may change throughout the month. It is important to note that weather conditions may impact operating hours for these locations. For a current list of mobile site locations, please click here.

Appointments are required. To register for mobile testing, take the covidcheck.hctx.net, or call 832-927-7575. You will be able to choose your testing location and time during registration. Once registered, take your confirmation page and code with you to the testing site at the designated time. 

Get Tested at Walgreens

  • Beginning on Friday, two Walgreens locations will begin offering drive through testing for up to 200 people per day. (Hours: 9AM to 5PM, 7 days a week, pending weather or other unforeseen circumstances.)
  • At these locations, Walgreens has provided dedicated space outside the stores where Walgreens pharmacists will oversee the self administration of rapid COVID-19 tests.
  • The tests will be free for people who meet the criteria established by the CDC for testing. This includes people without health insurance, and is available regardless of citizenship or immigration status.
  • Patients interested will need to register and secure an appointment in advance. To get tested, you will take an online screening questionnaire available via the link on ReadyHarris.org, the Walgreens website or the Walgreens mobile app. (Link FYI: https://www.walgreens.com/findcare/covid19/testing?ban=covid_testing)
  • If eligible, you’ll receive an e-mail and be directed to the testing location and asked to follow instructions -remain in your car with the window rolled up.
  • You’ll perform a nasal swab with the help of a Walgreens pharmacist.

List of Additional Drive-Through Testing Sites

The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) has put together a comprehensive list of drive thru testing locations across the state of Texas. To access the map and to find a testing facility near you, click here.