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 parnter is in network.

Who should get tested for current infection

If you’ve been fully vaccinated:

  • You should still get tested if you’ve had close contact with someone who has COVID-19 or if you have symptoms of COVID-19.
    • If you’ve had close contact with someone who has COVID-19, you should get tested 5-7 days after your exposure, even if you don’t have symptoms. You should also wear a mask indoors in public for 14 days following exposure or until your test result is negative.
    • If you have symptoms of COVID-19, you should get tested and stay home and away from others.
    • If your test result is positive, isolate at home for 10 days.

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.

School Testing Program

We 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.

Thanksgiving Week Schedule

  • Nov. 25: All sites closed.
  • Nov. 26: UMMC and some Curative sites (Metro Fallbrook, Sellers Bros, Jones Square, Tanglewilde Center, Orange Grove, Beltway South open.
  • Nov. 27: UMMC and Curative sites open.

Houston Health Department logo

Houston Health Department fixed testing sites operate with consistent locations and schedules. Appointments are not required.

  • 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.

Houston Health Department pop-up testing sites change locations weekly.

No pop-up locations currently available.

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
  • El Ahorro @ Capitol St.
    6910 Capitol St., 77011
  • El Ahorro @ Irvington Blvd.
    8615 Irvington Blvd., 77022
  • El Ahorro @ Palestine
    10341 Palestine Rd., 77029
  • El Ahorro @ Telephone
    4725 Telephone Road, 77087
  • 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
  • Houston Metro Fallbrook
    111 Fallbrook Dr., 77038
  • Houston Metro Fannin South
    1604 W. Belfort Blvd., 77054
  • Houston Metro Hiram Clark
    4175 Uptown Dr., 77045
  • Houston Metro Kashmere
    5700 Eastex Fwy., 77026
  • Houston Metro Polk
    5700 Polk St., 77023
  • Houston Metro West
    11555 Westpark Dr., 77082
  • Jones Square
    10955 FM 1960 West, 77070
  • Maplewood
    5645 Beechnut, 77096
  • Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church (rapid PCR)
    11612 Memorial Dr., 77024
    Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Northshore Shopping Center
    1238 Uvalde Rd., 77015
  • Orange Grove Parking Lot
    10225 Almeda Genoa Rd., 77075
  • Sellers Bros.
    1523 Little York Rd. 77093
  • Sellers Bros. @ N. Cesar Chavez
    601 N. Cesar Chavez, 77011
  • Sellers Bros. @ Pecan
    8011 Elvera St. 77012
  • Tanglewilde Center
    9529 Westheimer, 77063
  • Telephone Road Center Testing Kiosk
    3337 Telephone Rd., 77023
  • University of Houston-Downtown
    201 Girard St., 77002
    Every day, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • 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.

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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