Public Health Resources
The following information is for those who think they may have COVID-19. It includes information for those with insurance and those without.
Tarrant County Public Health (TCPH)
TCPH compiled a COVID-19 page here with information on the virus, cases, and testing. The page is updated to include a Tarrant County COVID-19 Statistics dashboard. They also have fact sheets in English, Spanish, Chinese, and Vietnamese. TCPH is not offering walk in COVID-19 testing.
You can call TCPH's telephone hotline during business hours at 817-248-6299.
Tarrant County Testing
Texas Dept. of State Health Services (DSHS)
The DSHS COVID-19 page has information on the virus, prevention, and testing, along with links to information about cases in Texas and other resources for specific groups, including travelers, hospitals and health care professionals, and first responders. You can also call the COVID-19 Mental Health Support Line 24 hours a day, 7 days a week toll-free at 833-986-1919.
DSHS created a map of drive-thru testing sites that is updated as information is available. These are not run or overseen by DSHS, so call the testing facility or visit the facility's website as screening criteria and hours may change. Find drive-thru screening information here and a drive-thru testing map here.
The DSHS Texas Case Counts Dashboard provides a regularly updated snapshot of the state's COVID-19 case figures.
CDC Guidance on Testing
The CDC has guidance on testing if you are a close contact of someone with COVID-19, experiencing symptoms in a community where there is ongoing spread, of if you are at higher risk for serious illness. You can find that information on the CDC website page here.
Testing for People Without Insurance
As with any potential case and per the Department of State Health Services, a physician or a healthcare provider will determine the need for testing. If you need help finding low or no-cost providers, please call 2-1-1.
In Tarrant County, If you don’t have a primary care physician or insurance, call a JPS Medical Home or other resources including
Antibody Testing for COVID-19
Antibody testing is meant to provide information about who has been ill in the past and has recovered. These tests are simple finger stick tests that take 10-20 minutes to produce results. It is important to note that these tests do not diagnose people with the COVID-19 virus, and have not been reviewed by the FDA (though they fall under the FDA's emergency order issued 3/16/2020).
Arcpoint Labs is offering antibody testing at several locations for approximately $79. Fill out the form on their website here to sign up.
Metroplex Medical Centres are also offering these tests with pre-registration for $20. Find times and locations, and pre-register here.
Local Hospital COVID-19 Resources
Our local hospital systems have compiled key information and resources on COVID-19.