HOUSTON – As the number of coronavirus cases continues to rise, the demand for testing continues to grow.
MD Medical Group clinics will offer drive-thru testing for COVID-19 at Houston and Cypress locations.
“We are trying to minimize the patients going to the ER and overloading the ER,” Yolanda Suarez Scott said.
Before patients can be tested, they need to be screened and that can be done via calling or texting 1-888-776-5252.
″You get live responses back from the texts and are able to schedule the appointment without saturating the phone lines and having to wait on hold," Scott said.
The decision to offer drive-thru testing protects the patients that MD Medical serves with underlying medical conditions and employees during the COVID-19 pandemic, a spokesperson said. The test also includes screening for strep throat and the flu.
“We actually will have a follow up virtual visit over the phone to give results so they do not have to go into the office,” Scott said.
They accept insurance, but if you’re paying out of pocket, the cost is $165.
MD Medical said clinics are still open and are offering regular health services at all locations.
The drive-thru testing sites will be open from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. and will be equipped by medical personnel ready to test 200 individuals daily, MD Medical said.
To ease traffic and wait times, appointments are required. Same-day appointments are also available. Call or text 1-888-776-5252 Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
The testing centers are at the following locations:
- MD Kids Pediatrics- 20403 Farm to Market Rd 529 #200, Cypress, TX 77433
- Clinicas Mi Doctor- 5230 Aldine Mail Rte Rd, Houston, TX 77039