See list of COVID-19 testing locations in Houston area

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HOUSTON – It’s been a true hustle running around the city trying to find COVID tests as at-home testing kits fly off pharmacy shelves and lines wrap around the corner at in-person testing locations.

What WE know

In-person testing

Getting tested at Houston Health Department-affiliated sites is FREE, and does not require proof of residency, citizenship or insurance. Some testing partners bill insurance. Contact your provider to make sure the testing partner is in-network.

School Testing Program

Authorities are partnering with local school districts to offer free on-campus COVID-19 testing to students and staff during the 2021-2022 school year. Learn about this program.

Click here to find nearby sites.

Click here to view a Google Map of HHD-affiliated testing sites.

At-home testing kits

At-home testing kits are in short supply. The company Abbott, which makes the BinaxNOW test kits, said employees have been working around the clock to get more test kits out to stores. The company is planning to make 70 million rapid tests in January.

Until then, keep searching online for BinaxNow and other available tests.

Click here to find what stores have BinaxNow at-home tests in stock. Search is conducted by zip codes.

Also, CVS can assist in finding available in-person or at-home tests at their stores. You can either search online or dial 1-800-679-9691 to speak to a live operator who can help with valuable information.

RELATED: At-home COVID-19 tests hard to find in Houston while testing sites see long lines

What do YOU know?

Where did you find long lines?

Where were the lines shorter?

Do you know any store that still has at-home kits or open appointments?

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Testing locations at a glance

Houston Health Department

Appointments are preferred via www.hhdvaccinations.org or 832-393-4220 but not required for Houston Health Department multi-service center testing sites. These are drive-thru sites and do not accept clients on foot.

  • Acres Homes Multi-Service Center 6719 W. Montgomery Rd, 77091 Mon,. Wed., Fri., Sat.: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Tues., Thur.: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Hiram Clark Multi-Service Center 3810 Fuqua St, 77045 Mon,. Wed., Fri., Sat.: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Tues., Thur.: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Magnolia Multi-Service Center 7037 Capitol St., 77011 Mon,. Wed., Fri., Sat.: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Tues., Thur.: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Southwest Multi-Service Center 6400 High Star Dr. Mon., Wed., Fri., Sat.: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Tues., Thur.: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Harris County Public Health

Planet Ford Stadium / 23802 Cypresswood Dr, Spring, TX

REGISTER HERE at readyharris.org

Sign up for free COVID-19 testing at Harris County Public Health sites via covidcheck.hctx.net or by calling 832-927-7575.

Houston Health Department Mega Sites opening Jan. 6

Appointments are not required.

  • Kingwood Community Center Mega Site 4102 Rustic Woods Dr. Mon-Sat.: 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
  • Former Dave & Busters Mega Site 6010 Richmond Ave. Mon-Sat.: 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

*Hours of operation are based on each site’s daily capacity and may end sooner than scheduled.

NACC Disaster Services

The NACC Disaster Services are offering free COVID-19 testing on Tuesday, Jan. 4 and Wednesday, Jan. 5, from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. at 16605 Air Center Blvd. For more information call their office at 832-626-7111.

United Memorial Medical Center

United Memorial Medical Center testing sites use nasal swabs administered by healthcare professionals and do not require appointments but appointments are available via 1-866-333-2684.

  • Houston Community College - Southeast Campus 6815 Rustic, St., 77087 Monday-Friday: 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • PlazAmericas 7500 Bellaire Blvd., 77036 Monday-Saturday: 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • United Memorial Medical Center - Tidwell 510 W Tidwell Rd., 77091 Monday-Friday: 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • United Memorial Medical Center - North 16750 Red Oak Dr., 77090 Monday-Friday: 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Butler Stadium - 13755 S Main St. Monday - Saturday: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Visit ummcscreening.com/testing-locations for additional UMMC sites not listed here.

*Hours of operation are based on each site’s daily capacity and may end sooner than scheduled.

Curative

Curative walk-up testing kiosks, open daily from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. (unless otherwise noted), use shallow nasal swabs.

Appointments are preferred via curative.com or 1-888-702-9042 but not required unless otherwise noted.

  • Delmar Stadium Mega Site Appt. required.2020 Mangum Rd., 77092 (enter on Mangum Rd.)
  • Beltway South 11601 S. Sam Houston Pkwy, 77089
  • Fe Y Justicia Worker Center 1209 James St., 77009
  • First Transit 5555 Deauville Plaza Dr., 77092
  • Hearthstone Corners Shopping Center 6016 Highway 6 North, 77084
  • Hermann Park (Miller Outdoor Theatre) 6000 Hermann Park Dr., 77030
  • Jones Square (Closed Jan. 4.) 10955 FM 1960 West, 77070
  • Maplewood 5645 Beechnut, 77096
  • Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church Appt. required. 11612 Memorial Drive, 77024 Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • METRO Fallbrook 111 Fallbrook Dr., 77038
  • METRO Fannin South1 604 W. Belfort Blvd., 77054
  • METRO Hiram Clark (Closed Jan. 4.) 4175 Uptown Dr., 77045
  • METRO Kashmere 5700 Eastex Fwy., 77026
  • METRO Polk 5700 Polk St., 77023
  • METRO West 11555 Westpark Dr., 77082
  • Northshore Shopping Center 1238 Uvalde Rd., 77015
  • Orange Grove Parking Lot 10225 Almeda Genoa Rd., 77075
  • Sellers Bros. @ Little York (Closed Jan. 4.)1523 Little York Rd. 77093
  • Sellers Bros. @ Federal Rd. 1050 Federal Rd., 77015
  • Tanglewilde Center 9529 Westheimer, 77063
  • Telephone Road Center 3337 Telephone Rd., 77023
  • University of Houston - Clear Lake 2700 Bay Area Blvd., 77058
  • University of Houston-Downtown 201 Girard St., 77002
  • University of St. Thomas 1300 Richmond Ave. Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Vida City Church 1300 W. Mount Houston Rd., 77038 Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

*Hours of operation are based on each site’s daily capacity and may end sooner than scheduled.

Nomi Health

Nomi Health will be open for COVID antigen and PCR tests from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. at six sites in Houston this week.

Appointments are not required but you can pre-register here.

Houston Community College

10750 Homestead Rd.

Monday-Friday, January 3-7

Minute Maid Park

510 St. Emanuel St. Lot C

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Thursday-Friday: 12 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Appointments are required at mycovidappointment.com or by calling 833-213-0643

Iglesia Vision Global

2828 McDaniel St.

Monday-Saturday, January 3-8

Barlow’s Golf

9210 Hwy 6 N

Monday-Saturday, January 3-8

Sonic

8405 N. Houston Rosslyn Rd.

Monday-Saturday, January 3-8

League City

150 Parker Ct.

Monday-Saturday, January 3-8

Texas City

2891 Palmer Highway

January 3-8

Texas Health and Human Services

Testing is available at local health centers, clinics, and pharmacies. The Texas Department of State Health Services provides this webpage to locate sites.

Spring Branch ISD

COVID-19 PCR testing at Tully Stadium will begin Wednesday, Jan. 12. The testing will be conducted in partnership with Harris County Public Health at Tully, which is located at 1050 Dairy Ashford, every Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The COVID testing will be available for all students and their families, and SBISD staff.

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