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A patient is tested by a healthcare professional at a drive-thru testing site for COVID-19 at United Memorial Medical Center Thursday, March 19, 2020, in Houston. For most people, the coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
A patient is tested by a healthcare professional at a drive-thru testing site for COVID-19 at United Memorial Medical Center Thursday, March 19, 2020, in Houston. For most people, the coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip) (Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved)

HOUSTON – Drive-thru testing for COVID-19 is available throughout Houston and across the state, according to the Texas Department of State Health Services.

Many sites offer free testing, while others require payment or health insurance.

Most testing facilities have a pre-screening process, which varies based on the testing center. Residents are encouraged to call or visit the testing site’s official website, as screening criteria and operating hours may change.

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Some sites are testing those without symptoms and without pre-screenings. Officials began the process by testing high-risk people such as first responders, healthcare workers, the elderly, and those with pre-existing health conditions.

Click here to see all of the Texas testing sites, which include hospitals and medical clinics.

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