Several East Texas sites offering free COVID-19 testing

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TYLER, Texas (KETK) – Free testing for COVID-19 is being made available to East Texans at various sites throughout the region.

Residents from any city in East Texas who can receive a free test at any of these locations.

Henderson Civic Center – 1500 Lake Forest Parkway in Henderson

  • Thursday September 24th from 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • Available for anyone – whether you have symptoms or not
  • No appointment needed: this is a walk-in testing location and you must wear a face covering upon entry
  • Oral saliva testing is the method being provided at this location (no antibody testing)
  • Valid ID required & contact info will be requested when you are able to be tested, not while you wait in line
  • Persons must provide a working cell phone number
  • Results will be provided to you by the Texas Division of Emergency Management, and not by NET Health
  • View the poster for more information

Mt. Enterprise ISD – 301 NW 3rd Street in Mt. Enterprise

  • Saturday September 26th from 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • Available for anyone – whether you have symptoms or not
  • No appointment needed: this is a walk-in testing location and you must wear a face covering upon entry
  • Oral saliva testing is the method being provided at this location (no antibody testing)
  • Valid ID required & contact info will be requested when you are able to be tested, not while you wait in line
  • Persons must provide a working cell phone number
  • Results will be provided to you by the Texas Division of Emergency Management, and not by NET Health
  • View the poster for more information

Brookshire’s Culinary Center – 200 Rice Road in Tyler

  • Every Monday morning and every Wednesday morning from 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • This drive-thru testing site is only by appointment only
  • Available for anyone – whether you have symptoms or not
  • Self-administered nasal swab testing is the method being provided at this location (no antibody testing)
  • Persons must provide an email address, so that you can receive your test results
  • Results will be provided to you by eTrueNorth, and not by NET Health
  • Click here to register for an appointment

Louis Morgan Drugs Pharmacy #1 – 1900 S. High Street in Longview

  • Every Monday morning and every Wednesday morning from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • This drive-thru testing site is only by appointment only
  • Available for anyone – whether you have symptoms or not
  • Self-administered nasal swab testing is the method being provided at this location (no antibody testing)
  • Persons must provide an email address, so that you can receive your test results
  • Results will be provided to you by eTrueNorth, and not by NET Health
  • Click here to register for an appointment

There are three types of tests available for COVID-19: polymerase chain reaction (PCR), antigen, and antibody (serology)testing. PCR and antigen tests detect whether a person is currently infected, while an antibody can detect whether a person had COVID-19, but an antibody test cannot determine active COVID-19 infection.

Those undergoing testing must provide a working cell phone number. Test results will be provided via text message.

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