Fort Worth Free Covid-19 Testing Extended Hours

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FORT WORTH (WBAP/KLIF)- The City of Fort Worth and Tarrant County continue to expand COVID-19 testing for residents.

The city’s emergency response volunteers will continue to staff two COVID testing sites, with a total of 900 appointments available each day.

Tests are being administered at:

  • J.P. Elder Middle School
    • 709 N.W. 21st St.
    • 8 a.m.-noon
    • Aug 4 – 7
    • Tests will be limited to 450 per day.
  • Dickies Arena’s Chevrolet Parking Garage
    • 3464 Trail Dr.
    • 2 – 6:30 p.m.
    • Aug. 4 – 7
    • Tests will be limited to 450 per day.

City staff from Police, Fire and Code Compliance departments, along with certified city volunteers for emergency response, are staffing the sites and guiding patients through the self-administered saliva sample collection process. Tests are offered at no cost to the public; however, insurance information is collected, where possible.

“It’s really quick if you can pre-register, we are getting results back in 36-48 hours…it’s really been a great program to get testing here in the city,” said Mike Drivdahl with the Fort Worth Fire Department.

Drivdahl said they have expanded the hours of operation at these sites this week and will do it again next week if the need is high. “We don’t see closing down any of these sites in the near’s been really good with getting people in and getting people out,” said Drivdahl.

Test kits are provided through a partnership with the City of Fort Worth and Tarrant County Public Health.

Tests at both sites are available by online appointment. Residents who do not have access to a computer may call 817-248-6299 to schedule an appointment.

Learn more about COVID-19 testing options in Fort Worth and Tarrant County.

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