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New pop-up COVID-19 testing location opens in San Antonio

Published on Friday, May 1, 2020

New pop-up COVID-19 testing location opens in San Antonio

Drive-thru location to open on the west side of San Antonio May 2 - 6

For members of the media, please contact:
Laura Mayes, City of San Antonio (210) 207-1337
Michelle Vigil, City of San Antonio (210) 207-8172

For questions from the general public, please contact:
COVID-19 Hotline (210) 207-5779


SAN ANTONIO (May 1, 2020) – A new, temporary drive-thru COVID-19 testing site will open on Saturday, May 2 on the west side of San Antonio, further providing accessible testing in underserved and minority communities. The site, operated by the Texas Department of Health and Human Services, Texas Emergency Medical Task Force, Texas Division of Emergency Management and the Texas Military Department will make mobile COVID-19 test collection available to residents at no cost.
Testing will be offered from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. through May 6 at the Frank Garrett Multi Service Center, 1226 NW 18th St. by appointment only. To register for a test, residents can visit or call 512.883.2400. Those requesting a test will be screened for the following:

  • Fever and/or chills
  • Cough (dry or productive)
  • Fatigue
  • Body aches/muscle or joint pain
  • Shortness of breath
  • Sore throat
  • Headaches
  • Nausea/vomiting/diarrhea
  • Nasal congestion
  • Loss of taste and/or smell

In coordination with partners, the City of San Antonio and Metro Health are committed to removing barriers to access testing. In addition to this new, temporary drive-thru site, San Antonio residents can receive free COVID-19 testing at various sites throughout the community. For more information on testing locations, requirements for testing and how to register, click here.


In addition, the City of San Antonio has an online self-screening tool that can be found at This tool does not replace medical care if a person is feeling ill. A healthcare provider should be visited if symptoms worsen or if underlying medical conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, lung disease, or heart disease is a factor in the person’s medical history.



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Author: Melanie Morales (GPA)

Categories: City News, Health, COVID