Where to find COVID-19 mobile testing in East Texas

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Where to find COVID-19 mobile testing in East Texas
A sample for COVID-19 testing is collected at a drive-thru testing site in Carthage. (Source: Bob Hallmark/KLTV)

TYLER, Texas (KLTV/KTRE) - Testing for COVID-19 is being offered at several locations across East Texas in the next few days.The location in Henderson has changed to a new site, while all others are the same.

The Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) is providing FREE COVID-19 tests for anyone in East Texas, whether you have symptoms or if you have no symptoms.

These FREE COVID-19 tests are available for anyone from any county, whether they have symptoms or not, to have oral saliva samples collected for PCR analysis.

For each of the above free COVID-19 testing locations, it is advised that persons do not eat, drink, or smoke anything at least 20 minutes before their scheduled appointment.

Persons must provide a working cell phone number and results will be provided to you by the Texas Division of Emergency Management, and not by NET Health.

Please note that each of the below free COVID-19 testing locations will be closed from Saturday November 21st through Sunday November 29th.

Mondays and Wednesdays only at the Palestine Civic Center - 1819 West Spring Street in Palestine

Tuesdays and Thursdays only at the Rusk County Youth Expo Center - 3303 FM 13 in Henderson

Monday through Friday at the Tyler Senior Center 1519 Garden Valley Parkway in Tyler

Select the nearest testing site from the above list to view the poster and register for a free appointment by visiting GoGetTested.com.

Below are additional Free COVID-19 Testing Sites that may or may not be open during the week of Thanksgiving

Free COVID-19 testing is also being provided by eTrueNorth on Tuesday mornings and on Thursdays mornings, in Tyler at the Brookshire’s Culinary Center (200 Rice Road in Tyler) and at the Louis Morgan Drugs Pharmacy #1 (1900 S. High Street in Longview). Both locations provide free COVID-19 testing every Tuesday and every Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.

Self-administered nasal swab testing is the method being provided at this location (no antibody testing) and is available for anyone, whether you have symptoms or not.

Persons must provide an email address, so that you can receive your test results from eTrueNorth, and not from NET Health. These drive-thru testing sites are only by appointment. Click here to register for a free drive-thru COVID-19 testing appointment.

CITY OF KILGORE, NOV. 16: "We’re cancelling mobile COVID testing, which had been scheduled on Tuesdays and Thursdays at CHRISTUS Good Shepherd Medical Center in Kilgore. With limited testing options available, the antibody testing was a valuable resource at the beginning of the COVID pandemic, however has not been serving the intended purpose of those coming and wanting to be tested. We are working with CHRISTUS Health to bring rapid testing to Kilgore soon. In the meantime, the Texas Department of Emergency Management has scheduled oral swab testing each Friday through November at the Chandler Street Church of Christ (between 9:00 am to 4:00 pm).

More COVID-19 Testing Sites Throughout East Texas

There are also testing locations at pharmacies, free-standing ER’s, and various urgent care clinics throughout East Texas.

Monday and Wednesday beginning Nov. 4 - Palestine

The Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) is providing FREE COVID-19 tests for anyone in East Texas, whether you have symptoms or if you have no symptoms.

  • Palestine Civic Center 1819 West Spring Street, Palestine
  • 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Mondays
  • 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Wednesdays
  • Free oral COVID-19 testing
  • Registration and scheduling at GoGetTested.com
  • No eating or drinking 15 minutes prior to swabbing
  • Results in 48-96 hours

Tuesdays and Thursdays- Henderson

The Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) is providing FREE COVID-19 tests for anyone in East Texas, whether you have symptoms or if you have no symptoms.

  • Tuesdays 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Thursdays 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Henderson Civic Center, 1500 Lake Forest Pkwy, Henderson
  • Registration and scheduling at GoGetTested.com
  • Free oral COVID-19 testing
  • No eating or drinking 15 minutes prior to getting tested
  • Results in 48-96 hours

Tuesdays and Thursdays- Kilgore

The City of Kilgore and CHRISTUS Good Shepherd Health System are partnering to offer COVID-19 screening at the CHRISTUS Good Shepherd Emergency Center - Kilgore.

  • 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • CHRISTUS Good Shepherd Emergency Center - Kilgore, 1612 S. Henderson Blvd.
  • No appointment is necessary.
  • Free of charge to Kilgore city residents, with the cost covered by CARES funds. For non-residents, the screening is available for $60 or it can be filed on your insurance.
  • They ask that you consider testing if you are experiencing two symptoms from the following: fever, shortness of breath, cough, fatigue, loss of sense of smell or taste, chills, shaking with chills, muscle or body aches, headache, sore throat, nasal congestion, nausea or diarrhea or if you have been exposed to a person with suspected or confirmed COVID symptoms.

Fridays- Henderson

The Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) is providing FREE COVID-19 tests for anyone in East Texas, whether you have symptoms or if you have no symptoms.

  • Fridays 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. (Nov. 6 - Nov. 27)
  • Chandler Street Church of Christ, 2700 Chandler St., Kilgore
  • Registration and scheduling at GoGetTested.com
  • Free oral COVID-19 testing
  • No eating or drinking 15 minutes prior to getting tested
  • Results in 48-96 hours

Mondays thru Fridays - Tyler

The Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) is providing FREE COVID-19 tests for anyone in East Texas, whether you have symptoms or if you have no symptoms.

  • Monday - Friday 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. (closed Nov. 23-Nov. 27)
  • Thursdays 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Tyler Senior Center, 1915 Garden Valley Road, Tyler
  • Registration and scheduling at GoGetTested.com
  • Free oral COVID-19 testing
  • No eating or drinking 15 minutes prior to getting tested
  • Results in 48-96 hours

Mondays & Wednesdays - Tyler

Brookshire Grocery Co. partners with eTrueNorth to offer free testing in Tyler

  • BGC Culinary Center at 200 Rice Road, Tyler
  • 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • By appointment only
  • You must register at DoIneedaCOVID19test.com

Mondays and Wednesdays - Longview

free drive-thru testing provided by eTRueNorth

  • Louis Morgan Drugs Pharmacy #1 - 1900 S. High Street in Longview
  • 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
  • Drive-thru testing
  • Self-administered nasal swab testing (no antibody testing)
  • by appointment only
  • Click here to register

CVS Health is now offering drive-through, self-swab tests to individuals

  • 725 East Main Street, HENDERSON, TX 75652
  • 1754 West Loop 281, LONGVIEW, TX 75604
  • 702 East Tyler Street, ATHENS, TX 75751
  • 1919 South Loop 256, PALESTINE, TX 75801
  • 801 West Panola Street, CARTHAGE, TX 75633
  • 601 South Jefferson Avenue, MOUNT PLEASANT, TX 75455
  • 1424 North Street, NACOGDOCHES, TX 75961
  • Register in advance online to schedule an appointment.
  • Test results in 6-10 days
  • Click here for more information and appointments.

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