Getting tested at Houston Health Department-affiliated sites is FREE, and does not require proof of residency, citizenship or insurance.

Who should get tested for current infection

  • People who have symptoms of COVID-19.
  • Most people who have had close contact (within 6 feet for a total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period) with someone with confirmed COVID-19.
    • Fully vaccinated people with no COVID-19 symptoms do not need to be tested following an exposure to someone with COVID-19.
    • People who have tested positive for COVID-19 within the past 3 months and recovered do not need to get tested following an exposure as long as they do not develop new symptoms.
  • Unvaccinated people who have taken part in activities that put them at higher risk for COVID-19 because they cannot physically distance as needed to avoid exposure, such as travel, attending large social or mass gatherings, or being in crowded or poorly-ventilated indoor settings.
  • People who have been asked or referred to get tested by their healthcare provider, or statetriballocal, or territorial health department.

Learn more on the CDC website.

COVID-19 In-Home Health Testing

The Harris County Area Agency on Aging offers COVID-19 in-home testing. To qualify, you must reside in Harris County. Call 832-393-4301 or 800-213-8471 for more information. Download our flyer.

Houston Health Department logo

Houston Health Department pop-up testing sites change locations weekly and do not require appointments. The sites conduct testing via a nasal self swab.

  • Mission Milby Community Development Corp.
    2220 Broadway St., 77012
    Drive-thru or walk up
    August 3-5, 2021: 2-6 p.m.
    August 7, 2021: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Houston Health Department fixed testing sites operate with consistent locations and schedules.

  • Acres Homes Multi-Service Center
    6719 W. Montgomery Rd, 77091
    Drive-thru or walk up
    Wed., Fri., Sat.: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
    Tues., Thur.: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Hiram Clark Multi-Service Center
    3810 Fuqua St, 77045
    Drive-thru or walk up
    Wed., Fri., Sat.: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
    Tues., Thurs.: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Magnolia Multi-Service Center
    7037 Capitol St., 77011
    Drive-thru or walk up
    Wed., Fri., Sat.: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
    Tues., Thurs.: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Southwest Multi-Service Center
    6400 High Star Dr.
    Wed., Fri., Sat.: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
    Tues., Thurs.: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Curative logo.

Curative walk-up testing kiosks, open daily from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. (unless otherwise noted), use shallow nasal swabs. Appointments are not required but available via

  • Beltway South
    11601 S Sam Houston Pkwy, 77089
  • Fe Y Justicia Worker Center
    1209 James St., 77009
  • Hearthstone Corners Shopping Center
    6160 Highway 6 North, 77084
  • Houston Metro Fallbrook
    111 Fallbrook Dr., 77038
  • Houston Metro Kashmere
    5700 Eastex Fwy., 77026
  • Houston Metro West
    11555 Westpark Dr., 77082
  • Jones Plaza
    10955 FM 1960 West, 77070
  • Maplewood
    5621 Beechnut, 77096
  • Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church
    11612 Memorial Dr., 77024
  • Memorial Park Conservancy
    1123 East Memorial Loop Dr., 77007
  • Miller Outdoor Theater
    6000 Hermann Park Dr., 77030
    Northshore Shopping Center
    1238 Uvalde Rd., 77015
  • Orange Grove Parking Lot
    10225 Almeda Genoa Rd., 77075
  • Sellers Bros.
    1523 Little York Rd. 77093
  • Tanglewilde Center
    9529 Westheimer, 77063
  • University of Houston-Downtown
    201 Girard St., 77002
    Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • University of St. Thomas
    1300 Richmond Ave.
    Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • Vida City Church
    1300 W Mt Houston Rd, Houston, TX 77038
    Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. (opens 7/21)

United Memorial Medical Center testing sites use nasal swabs administered by healthcare professionals. The sites do not require appointments and operate Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

  • Houston Community College - Southeast Campus
    6815 Rustic, St., 77087
  • PlazAmericas
    7500 Bellaire Blvd., 77036
  • United Memorial Medical Center
    510 W Tidwell Rd., 77091

Harris County Public Health logo.

To sign up for COVID-19 testing via Harris County Public Health, please visit or call 832-927-7575.
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