HOUSTON – CVS Health is opening 11 new COVID-19 testing sites in Houston, according to a company press release. The pharmacy drive-thru locations will utilize self-swab tests.
The tests are available to individuals meeting Centers for Disease Control and Prevention criteria, in addition to age guidelines. Patients must register online in advance starting Friday to schedule an appointment.
COVID-19 testing will not take place inside any retail locations.
Patients are required to stay in their cars and go to the drive-thru window, where they will be provided a test kit and given instructions. A CVS Pharmacy team member will observe the self swab process to ensure it’s done properly.
All tests will be sent to an independent, third-party lab for processing. The company says results will be returned in three days.
CVS Health set a goal to open 1,000 testing sites across the country, including 44 sites in Texas, by the end of May. In total, the company expects to process up to 1.5 million tests per month.
More testing sites will be announced later this month, the company said.
The new testing sites in Houston include: