The Houston Well being Division broadcasts a free COVID-19 testing plan for the week of October 12th

HOUSTON – The Houston Health Department and its agency partners will announce the schedule for locations with free COVID-19 testing on the week of October 12, 2020. The week will feature more than a dozen free trial locations across Houston, including four mega locations.

Houston Health Department
The Houston Department of Health, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Health and the State of Texas, will offer testing at its Southwest Multi-Service Center, 6400 High Star Drive. The site has a daily test capacity of 1,250 and is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Dates are available at Registration on site is also possible.

The department also offers free drive-through testing at two other mega-locations in Houston: Aramco Services Company, 9009 W. Loop South, and Butler Stadium, 13755 S. Main St. The Aramco location is open Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Tuesday and Thursday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. It remains open until the daily capacity of 650 tests is reached.

Individuals wishing to be tested at the Aramco site can call the department’s COVID-19 call center at 832-393-4220 between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. to receive an access code. Butler Stadium does not require an access code, commonly known as an appointment.

The department will also offer drive-through tests in three additional multi-service centers from October 13-17. The locations do not require appointments and are open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. or until the daily capacity of 250 tests is reached: Magnolia Multi-Service Center, 7037 Capitol St., Fifth Ward Multi-Service Center, 4014 Market St. and Third Ward Multi Service Center, 3611 Ennis St. The department will conduct testing at METRO Addicks Park & ​​Ride, 14230 Katy Freeway, and the Multicultural Center, 951 Tristar Drive, Webster City. Appointments can be made via the department’s call center at 832-393-4220.

The department’s Area Agency on Aging is now offering free COVID-19 testing to people who live in Harris County. Call 800-213-8471 for information. Stock is limited and the service is only available in October.

Texas Department of Emergency Management
The Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) and the Houston Astros are offering free daily COVID-19 testing at Minute Maid Park (Lot C), 2208 Preston. The test site has a capacity of 2,000 tests per day.

The location offers evening hours twice a week, eight drive-through test lanes and four accessible test lanes. It is open Saturdays to Wednesdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Thursdays and Fridays from 12 a.m. to 8 p.m. Spanish speaking staff is available on site.

Visit to make an appointment or for more information. Registration on site is also possible.

TDEM and the division will also operate drive-through test locations Monday through Saturday: HCC – Northeast Campus, 555 Community College Drive and HCC – South Campus, 1990 Airport Blvd. Appointments are required, available at

TDEM and the department offer weekday testing at LeRoy Crump Stadium, 12321 Alief Clodine Rd. Appointments are required, available at

United Memorial Medical Center
The United Memorial Medical Center (UMMC) offers weekday testing at drive-through test locations: Plaza Americas Mall, 7500 Bellaire Blvd., Houston Community College-Southeast, 6815 Rustic, UMMC Tidwell, 510 W. Tidwell Rd., Forest Brook Middle School, 7525 Tidwell Rd., And Cullen Middle School, 6900 Scott St. UMMC offer drive-thru and walk-up tests at Our Lady of the Sea Catholic Church, 1401 Fidelity St., Saturday October 17, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The locations do not require any appointments and offer tests from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. or until the daily capacity of 250 tests is reached.

People who need information about UMMC test sites can call 1-866-333-COVID or visit

Nationally recognized health centers
The Ministry of Health is providing test kits, laboratory access, and equipment to local federal health centers (FQHC) so they can expand their COVID-19 testing capabilities. The centers and phone numbers people can call to schedule test appointments are: HOPE Clinic, 713-773-0803 Spring Branch Community Health Center, 713-462-6565 El Centro de Corazon, 713-660-1880 Avenue 360 Health and Wellness, 713-426-0027 Lone Star Circle of Care at the University of Houston, 346-348-1200, and Scarsdale Family Health Center, 281-824-1480. FQHC patients pay what they can afford based on income and family size, and they are not denied services for default or lack of insurance.

The department and its agency partners can move locations and schedules from test locations to better serve community needs. Houstoners can visit for updated Houston testing pages and information on stopping the virus from spreading.

Information obtained through testing, treatment, or services will not be used against immigrants in evaluating their public charges.

Flyer: Houston Free Testing Sites: Week of October 12, 2020

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