Metz Elementary site to offer expanded PCR testing availability seven days a week
A new COVID-19 testing site opens next week at Metz Elementary School in East Austin. Federally funded contractors will operate the site thanks to support from federal, state and local leaders. Similar to other operations underway throughout the state, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is funding this site. Insurance isn’t required and testing is free.
HHS is managing the contract with a Texas-based company, eTrueNorth. The site is open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. seven days a week. The site will first open to the public on Tuesday, Feb. 1 at 12 p.m.
Those seeking tests can visit www.ineedacovid19test.
Those individuals without access to the internet can call (800) 635-8611 to schedule an appointment. Walk-ups will be accepted, though it is strongly encouraged to schedule an appointment to avoid wait times.
This is much-needed support even as AP
APH vaccine and testing information
APH clinics offer COVID-19 vaccinations and testing without appointment,
To help reserve our emergency rooms for medical emergencies, people who are asymptomatic or experiencing minor symptoms may inquire about testing options by calling 2-1-1 or 877-541-7905, or by visiting 211texas.org. Please don’t call 9-1-1 for testing