Free COVID-19 testing sites in the Katy area

By Sandra Sadek | Times Editorial Intern
Posted 6/23/20

As the second wave of COVID-19 is seen across the state of Texas, here is a list of available COVID-19 testing sites in the Katy-area.

Walmart is opening five new COVID-19 testing sites in the …

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Free COVID-19 testing sites in the Katy area

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As the second wave of COVID-19 is seen across the state of Texas, here is a list of available COVID-19 testing sites in the Katy-area.

Walmart is opening five new COVID-19 testing sites in the Houston-area including one Katy location. Located on 20903 Highland Knolls Drive, this drive-through site operates through the pharmacy windows and tests adults who meet CDC, state and local guidelines on who should be tested. This includes first responders, healthcare providers and others with symptoms. All individuals must be at least 18 years.

Sites are open from 8-9 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays every week, weather permitting. Appointments are required in advance through Quest’s My Quest online portal and app. Those being tested will need to wear a mask and remain in their cars for verification of eligibility criteria, ID check and a self-administered test under the observation of a trained medical volunteer. No walk-ups will be accepted.

CVS Pharmacy is offering COVID-19 tests at no charge. Patients must legally reside in the state where the test is given and be at least 18 years of age. To register to the nearest site, visit CVS’ COVID-19 page to fill out a questionnaire to see if you qualify for testing. Once you qualify, you will be able to select a test site and available time slot while filling out a registration form. Patients must bring proof of identity and in-state residence  as well as a text or email confirmation.

Walgreens is also offering free testing for eligible individuals. If eligible, a lab order request with your information will be sent to PWNHealth provider network on your behalf. Once at the testing site at your appointment time, the test will be self-administered in the presence of a Walgreens pharmacist.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, COVID-19 symptoms may appear two to 14 days after exposure. These include fever and chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, and diarrhea. However, the CDC states this list does not include all possible symptoms.

To check for other testing sites near you, visit the Texas Division of Emergency Management’s map.

Katy area locations can be found here (click on the ellarge map icon in the top-right for additional details): 

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