Customers that took misleading COVID-19 test at now-closed Houston area clinic upset with ‘scheme’

LA PORTE – The doors at the Clinica Hispana in La Porte remained close after the State Attorney General’s Office filed a lawsuit against the business Wednesday. Officials said the man that runs the clinic is not a doctor, and the diagnosed COVID-19 tests he provided were actually antibody tests.

One woman said she was upset and embarrassed that she fell victim to the scheme.

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“Because of my lack of research I was also a victim,” Jolene said.

Jolene said she and her father visited Clinica Hispana last month after experiencing COVID-19 related symptoms. The clinic advertised a quick and inexpensive testing option.

“We were told that they did test for COVID-19. They said they were accurate test and we would have our results within 15 minutes,” she said.

After waiting for about an hour, Jolene said she and her father received negative tests.

“She said it was probably a summer cold or the Saharan dust that had come in a few days before,” she said.