• 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

     

    Tarrant County launched a website for COVID-19 symptom screening and testing locations. Review the Testing in Tarrant County page, and the Self-Screening for COVID-19 tool for more information.

    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.

  • 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

    • Texas Health Resources Coronavirus Consumer Hotline: 682-236-7601
    • JPS Health Network Coronavirus Helpline: 817-920-7000
    • Tarrant County Public Health COVID-19 Hotline: 817-248-6299
  • 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.

    • John Peter Smith (JPS) has posted an overview.
    • Cook Children's has information and FAQs in English and Spanish.
    • Texas Health Resources has set up a COVID-19 hotline at 682-236-7601, along with a regularly updated information page with information on visitation, calling ahead, and virtual medical care.
    • Methodist has an updated visitation policy until further notice and has local and national resources on the virus.
    • Medical City has a Coronavirus Resource Hub with a link to a screening resource, visitation guidance, and information for parents and businesses.
    • Baylor Scott & White has an information page with directions on screening through their MyBSWHealth app or website, details on their visitation policy, and guidance.