Fort Bend Co. opens testing to all residents, currently limited to 200 tests per day at county test site

R. Hans Miller | Times Senior Reporter
Posted 4/15/20

Fort Bend County Judge KP George announced during Tuesday’s Fort Bend County Commissioners Court meeting that testing at Fort Bend County’s COVID-19 test site was being opened to all …

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Fort Bend Co. opens testing to all residents, currently limited to 200 tests per day at county test site

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Fort Bend County Judge KP George announced during Tuesday’s Fort Bend County Commissioners Court meeting that testing at Fort Bend County’s COVID-19 test site was being opened to all residents of his county whether they were showing symptoms or not. Up until that time, the county’s site was only serving symptomatic or high-risk members of the community such as first responders.

“I am pleased that we have found the resources to open our county testing side to everyone who wants to be tested, at no cost to them,” George said.

To date, the site has tested 854 individuals. The county’s site has a 200-test per day capacity and the test is free to the resident. County residents must call ahead to get an identification code to get the test and to schedule a date and time for the test. The phone number to call is 281-238-2363.

OakBend Medical Group is also offering testing through its Sugar Land and Richmond locations. The hospital group also has a testing site to the west in Wharton. However, testing at those sites is currently limited to those at high risk and is not free like the county’s site is. Find more information regarding OakBend’s testing at this link.

“I want to thank all the hard-working Fort Bend County and Access Health employees who are working around the clock to make our community safer for families and especially those most vulnerable to this terrible virus. I pray that more testing will help save lives.”

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