MISSOURI CITY, Texas – Fort Bend County announced it is opening the first testing center in the county Thursday, in partnership with OakBend Medical Group.
To get tested, patients need to meet the following criteria:
- Patients must have symptoms (fever, cough, shortness of breath) AND have one of the following risk factors:
- Older than 65 years old
- People who have serious underlying health conditions (heart disease, diabetes, lung disease/asthma, HIV, immunocompromised)
- Healthcare workers with suspected exposure
Fort Bend officials emphasize you cannot show up to the Oakbend testing site unannounced. You need to go through the proper screening process, which begins with a telehealth visit. A telehealth visit will be instituted by calling 281-238-7870.
The test is not free. You’ll be charged a fee of $100 if you do not have insurance and it must be paid before going to the testing site.
Test results will take as long as 48 hours to return.
Here is the full list of criteria patients must meet to get tested.
For more information, please visit www.fbchealth.org.