• 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. 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.

     

     

    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:

    • Quest
    • CPL
    • Mayo
    • LabCorp
    • ARUP
  • 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

    • 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
  • 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 along with their screening procedures.
    • 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.