Testing Locations and Information

Sign up for FREE COVID-19 testing via covidcheck.hctx.net or by calling 832-927-7575.

Get Tested For COVID-19 Now

HCPH encourages residents to get tested for COVID-19 if you feel you have it or have been in contact with someone who tested positive. 

Free testing is available regardless of citizenship status and insurance.

If you want to help save lives and get paid for it, enroll in the CDC's COVID-19 INSPIRE cohort study! All you need is the internet. 

For more information and enrollment information, click here: www.covidinspire.org

Harris County COVID-19 Testing

Testing locations shown below are managed by both HCPH and partnering organizations. As a result, availability and operating hours will vary as well as the time it takes for results to be returned. 

Download Flyers:
Find A Testing Site Near You (Updated Weekly)
Free Testing Handout (Post Card)

About HCPH COVID-19 Testing:
Equitable Testing Strategy
About COVID-19 Testing Types
Basic COVID-19 and Testing Information
Free At-Home COVID-19 Testing

Stationary Testing Sites

In addition to mobile testing sites, HCPH helps organize stationary and fixed locations within Harris County. 

Register for HCPH sites at covidcheck.hctx.net or 832-927-7575.

To register, take the Self-Assessment survey online at covidcheck.hctx.net or call 832-927-7575. Choose your testing location and appointment time during registration. Once registered, take your confirmation and code to the site at the designated time.

State Supported Testing Sites

In partnership with the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), several testing sites that are state and federal supported may be available in Harris County. 

Register at www.DoINeedaCOVID19test.com or call 832-927-7575.

Residents must sign up for testing at these locations through www.DoINeedaCOVID19test.com or by calling 832-927-7575. Residents will need to create a profile, take the brief online assessment, and select the site nearest you. Once you confirm the appointment, make sure to bring your test voucher ID with you. Your voucher ID number is required at the testing site or else you will not receive testing. The voucher is only valid for the date of your test. 

Please note, this is a separate registration process than HCPH mobile testing sites. All state and federal testing must register through www.DoINeedaCOVID19test.com or by calling 832-927-7575.

Important - Testing at these sites is available to individuals age 13 years and older – including those experiencing symptoms; those who believe they may have been exposed to someone with COVID-19; and anyone who is worried about possibly having the virus. These sites rely on a separate network of labs for processing.

At-Home Testing

Harris County Public Health offers free at-home COVID testing for county residents living out of Houston city limits. If you or someone you know cannot visit a testing site because of disability status, lack of transportation, or other valid reasons, contact us at 832-927-7575 or schedule an appointment at covidcheck.hctx.net.

Free At-Home COVID-19 Testing

Alternate Testing Sites

In addition to sites operated by HCPH and our partners, there are numerous sites across Harris County that provide COVID-19 testing opportunities. For a comprehensive list of providers, please visit the DSHS COVID-19 Testing Sites map. 

More locations may be found at:

Acquiring Test Results

The process for acquiring test results will differ based on the location visited and whether the facility is operated by Harris County Public Health (HCPH). For locations not operated by HCPH (i.e., Alternate Sites), you must contact the facility directly for information regarding test results.

*If your results are positive and you live in Harris County, you will be contacted by HCPH epidemiology. You will receive a call from 832-927-7575 and/or a text message from 346-229-1960. If you live outside Harris County, you will be contacted by your local health department.

State / Federal Testing Sites: Test Results and Information
Stationary Testing Sites (Dascena Labs): Test Results and Information
Mobile Testing Sites (BCM): Testing Results and Information
Focused Testing Information

If you registered through covidcheck.hctx.net or 832-927-7575...
You will be contacted by phone if your test results are positive for COVID-19.

Individuals who registered for HCPH mobile and/or stationary testing sites and who tested positive for Coronavirus (COVID-19) will be contacted by phone from 1-833-447-0001This number may show as Results Center on your phone's Caller ID. If you receive a call, please answer the phone. In order to protect your privacy, the caller cannot leave a voicemail. The Results Center will only attempt two follow-up calls. If you miss these calls, you are required to wait until your test results are posted online. For any questions, contact 832-927-7575.

If you registered through www.DoINeedaCOVID19test.com...
You will receive an email notification once test results are available.

Individuals who registered for state / federal testing sites will typically receive results in 2-4 business days. Once ready, a notification will be sent to the email address used to register. To check your results, visit www.DoINeedaCOVID19test.com and login with your username and password. If you did not sign up online or create a profile, please call 832-927-7575 for results.

If you registered through txcovidtest.org...
You will receive a phone call with test results - an automated call for negative results or call from the Results Center for results positive for COVID-19.

If you visited a mobile site run by the Texas Department of Emergency Management (TDEM), please note that the turnaround for results may be different from sites operated by HCPH. If results are positive for COVID-19, your local health department will contact you directly from the Results Center number (i.e., 1-833-447-0001). If negative, you will receive an automated phone call instead. 

Return to Work

If you have tested positive for Coronavirus (COVID-19) or have been exposed to it and are concerned about the process for returning to work, please refer to HCPH's General Public Guidance resources.

COVID-19 Vaccination

For information about vaccine availability and requirements, please refer to our COVID-19 vaccine resources.

Additional Resources

What Happens At A Testing Site?
CDC Isolation and Quarantine Guidance (12/27/21)