East Texas locations offering free COVID-19 testing

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TYLER, Texas (KETK) – Free COVID-19 testing opportunities are being made available in East Texas locations by the Texas Division of Emergency Management and the Texas Department of Health.

Residents from any city in East Texas and with or without symptoms can receive a free test at any of these locations:

Marshall, Marshall Convention Center – 2501 E. End Blvd.

  • August 11th – August 15th = 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.
  • Available for anyone, whether you have symptoms or not
  • Oral saliva testing is the method being provided at this location (no antibody testing)
  • Valid ID required
  • Persons must provide a working cell phone number
  • Results will be provided to you by the Texas Division of Emergency Management
  • Download the flyer for more information

Palestine, Palestine Civic Center – 1819 W. Spring Street

  • August 14th – August 15th = 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.
  • Available for anyone, whether you have symptoms or not
  • Oral saliva testing is the method being provided at this location (no antibody testing)
  • Valid ID required
  • Persons must provide a working cell phone number
  • Results will be provided to you by the Texas Division of Emergency Management
  • Download the flyer for more information

Longview, Longview Convention Complex – 100 Grand Boulevard

  • Every Monday through Every Saturday = 8:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.
  • Every week – until further notice
  • Available for anyone, whether you have symptoms or not
  • Nasal swab testing is the method being provided at this location (no antibody testing)
  • Valid ID required
  • Persons must provide a working phone number
  • Results will be provided to you by the Texas Division of Emergency Management
  • Download the flyer for more information

The flyers for each location is also available on NETHealthCOVID19.org, within the “Local Testing Options” category on the main page, or by clicking the “Testing” link at the top of the website.

Texarkana, Texas, Texarkana-Bowie County Family Health Center – 902 W. 12th St.

  • Monday, August 10-Saturday, August 16 = 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Available for anyone, whether you have symptoms or not
  • Testing is by WellHealth using oral swabbing
  • Must provide a working cell phone number
  • No appointment is necessary, but pre-registration at gogettested.com is encouraged; onsite registration is also available
  • Results delivered in 48-96 hours
  • Positive results will receive a medical consultation from a provider

Individuals must provide a working cell phone number when they go to any of these free testing locations because test results will be provided via text message.

For tests administered by the Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM), results also will come from that agency.

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