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)
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 expects significantly increased testing capabilities as private test labs become able to test. DSHS reports that the following private labs are or will soon begin offering testing:
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
Local Hospital COVID-19 Resources
Our local hospital systems have compiled key information and resources on COVID-19.