COVID-19 Testing

  Need a COVID-19 Test? Know Where to Go:

Severe Symptoms
(Trouble breathing, pain or pressure in the chest, new confusion, trouble staying awake or bluish lips, face, or fingernails)

Testing
  • Should I get tested for COVID-19?

    You should be tested for COVID-19 if you:

    • Have symptoms of COVID-19
    • Have had close contact with someone who is confirmed positive for COVID-19
    • Have been asked or referred to get tested from your healthcare provider

    If you get tested because you have symptoms or were potentially exposed to COVID-19 you should self-isolate until you receive your test results.

  • Where can I get tested for COVID-19?

    Call 9-1-1 or go to the emergency room if you are experiencing serious symptoms such as:

    • Trouble breathing
    • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
    • New confusion
    • Inability to wake or stay awake
    • Discolored skin-tone

    If you are having a planned procedure at Texas Health, our scheduling team will contact you to schedule a pre-admission testing appointment.

    Local Resources

    City of Dallas
    214-670-3111
    City of Fort Worth
    817-392-8478
    Collin County Public Health (CCPH)
    972-548-5500
    Dallas County Health & Human Services (DCHHS)
    214-819-2000
    Denton County Public Health (DCPH)
    940-349-2585
    Tarrant County Public Health (TCPH)
    817-248-6299
    Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS)
    Local call to 2-1-1, option 6
    Texas Health Information
    (Physician Referral, Class Registration)
    877-THR-WELL (877-847-9355)
    COVID-19 Testing Centers
  • What if I don’t have symptoms but would like to be tested for COVID-19?

    The CDC recommends testing if you have symptoms of COVID-19 or have had close contact with someone who is confirmed positive for COVID-19. If you still would like to get tested, consider one of the following resources:

    • View a map of the public test sites and drive-thru testing locations closest to you
    • Contact your primary care doctor for a referral
    • Visit a local urgent care (Texas Health Breeze Urgent Care offering testing for symptomatic patients only)
    • DispatchHealth mobile medical team

    Local Resources

    City of Dallas
    214-670-3111
    City of Fort Worth
    817-392-8478
    Collin County Public Health (CCPH)
    972-548-5500
    Dallas County Health & Human Services (DCHHS)
    214-819-2000
    Denton County Public Health (DCPH)
    940-349-2585
    Tarrant County Public Health (TCPH)
    817-248-6299
    Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS)
    Local call to 2-1-1, option 6
    Texas Health Information
    (Physician Referral, Class Registration)
    877-THR-WELL (877-847-9355)
    COVID-19 Testing Centers
  • How long does it take for test results?

    Testing results varies by test type, location, and lab processing volume.

  • What if my test is positive?

    If you test positive for COVID-19 you will need to stay home and self-isolate. This means you should avoid contact with others in your household, including pets. You should self-isolate until you meet the criteria to be around others. The CDC isolation guidelines can be found here. Talk to your doctor about when you should discontinue self-isolation.

  • What if my test is negative? 

    Even if your test is negative, it may still be recommended that you quarantine or mask in public for a certain period of time after exposure. Learn more about the CDC guidelines here.

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Free At-Home COVID Tests
Be prepared for when you might need an at-home COVID test. Every household in the U.S. can order four free at-home COVID tests, mailed directly to your door. Order yours today.
Testing for Travel or Events
Many travel companies and entertainment venues are now requiring proof of vaccination or for unvaccinated individuals, negative test results (at-home tests to not qualify). If you have an upcoming event or trip, plan ahead and follow Asymptomatic/No Symptoms guidance above to schedule testing.

Vaccination is still the best defense against Covid-19. Learn more or find a vaccine near you.

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