GCHD opens COVID-19 testing to anyone, expands to Galveston

Post Date:04/14/2020 2:13 PM

Galveston County Health District on Thursday will open its free COVID-19 testing to anyone, regardless of symptoms, and expand its drive-through testing to Galveston.

Testing will be available in Galveston Thursday-Saturday (April 16-18) by appointment only at Fire Station No. 5, 5728 Ball St. To make an appointment in Galveston, please call 409.978.4080.

Testing will continue to be available by appointment only in Texas City at the Galveston County Health District, 9850 Emmett F. Lowry Expressway. To make an appointment in Texas City, please call 409.978.4040.

Those being tested should bring a form of identification including driver’s license, a bill with their name, etc. Only those who have an appointment will be tested.

The entire testing process – from entry to exit – is estimated to take 30 minutes. A Galveston County Health District representative will contact those being tested with results within 48-72 hours.

For more information on COVID-19 testing, please visit www.gchd.org/testing.

For more information on COVID-19, please visit www.gchd.org/coronavirus and follow us @GCHDinfo on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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