Where can I get tested for COVID-19 in the Rio Grande Valley?

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HARLINGEN, Texas (KVEO) — Drive-thru COVID-19 testing centers are opening across the Rio Grande Valley.

Not everyone is eligible for testing. If you or other members of your family are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, here’s how drive-thru testing works and where to find a testing site near you.

Cameron County Testing Sites

Visit this link to see the latest COVID-19 testing sites in Cameron County.


CVS is currently offering Drive-thru testing in various locations.

To register for an appointment please visit their website.

A PCR test is performed, you must be able to administer your own swab or bring someone that can do the test for you.

The test should be covered by insurance, if you do not have insurance then you will be asked to provide your social security number so CVS can submit the cost of your test to the federal program for the uninsured.

An appointment is required.


UTRGV Regional Academic Health Center

2102 Treasure Hills Boulevard.

This drive-thru site is open every Tuesday and Thursday by appointment.

To register, Harlingen residents should visit here.

Or call 1-833-887-4863.


BTXcares.com for appointment

As a reminder, you need to make an appointment and you must have at least one symptom which includes: cough, fever, chills, muscle pain, shortness of breath, sore throat, loss of taste, or smell.


Brownsville Sports Park

A new agreement between Harlingen and Brownsville will allow Harlingen residents to get tested for COVID-19 at the Brownsville testing site.

To be tested, residents of Brownsville and Harlingen must register online to determine eligibility, said the release.


Ashley Pediatrics

1315 W Main Avenue

Testing begins at 8 a.m., Monday through Saturday

(956) 609-8230

Rapid testing is available for children and adults for $75 per person.

Alton Recreation Center

Free COVID-19 testing is being held at the Alton Recreation Center on 349 Dawes Ave. Saturday Sunday August 16.

The testing will begin at 9 a.m. Closing times will vary due to testing limit.

No pre-registration is required and you do not need to be showing symptoms.

A cellphone is needed for QR code access.

The test will be a PCR oral swab test.

You must be six years old or older.


Nomad Shrine Club

1044 W. Nolana Loop

Testing begins at 8 a.m., Monday through Saturday

(956) 609-8230

Rapid testing is available for children and adults for $75 per person.


UT Health RGV opens new COVID-19 testing site in Mercedes.

The drive-thru site will be available to employees, students and the public, and on-site evaluations will be available by appointment only for those who are 18-years-old or older that qualify after mandatory telephone screening.

To make an appointment, to the UT Health RGV Patient Communications Center at 1-833-UTRGVMD (833-887-4863) to be screened.


The City of Elsa, in collaboration with other entities, has established a drive thru testing site in the Delta Area.

The drive-thru testing site is located at the Mario Leal Park, 616 W Circo Caceres St

It will operate Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

The drive-thru will offer two types of tests; rapid COVID-19 test, which needs a physician’s order, and the PCR test.

For more information click here.


UT Health RGV Drive-Thru Testing Site

To make an appointment, call ahead to the UT Health RGV Patient Communications Center at (833) 887-4863 to be screened.

Cost of the testing billed to health insurance.

Richard R Flores Stadium

1800 South Stadium Dr., Edinburg, Texas

9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

To make appoints and for more information, click here.

Alton Rec Center

349 Dawes Ave., Alton, TX

9 a.m. – 4 p.m. 

Richard R. Flores Stadium

1800 South Stadium Dr., Edinburg, TX

9 a.m. – 1 p.m. 

San Juan

  • El Tabernaculo Church 209 E. Thelma Street

Tuesday to Thursday 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 .m.

Cost-$180 without insurance

Test results in 48- 72 hours

For more information please call 956 715 2719

  • San Juan Community Resource Center, 509 East Earling Rd., San Juan.


Community Safe Room 10804 Business 77.

9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Appointment is required.

For more information please call 512-883-2400.

San Isidro

Abel N. Gonzalez, Jr. Community Center

5105 FM 1017 Rio Grande City TX

Please call Phone Number (512) 883-2400 to set up an appointment, or Visit: TXCOVIDTEST.ORG

8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


Alamo Community Resource Center, 1429 South Tower Rd., Alamo, Texas


Testing available at the Progreso Early College Campus on July 17.

700 N. FM 1015 Rd.

Free testing begins for those over 65 from 9 a.m. and 11 a.m.

Testing for general public begins at 11 a.m.

To pre-register click here.


JD Salina Middle School, located at 6101 N. Bentsen Palm Dr., Mission.

Testing begins Oct. 1 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.

No pre-registration or symptoms are required.

PCR test — with oral swab

Testing 5-year-olds and older.

Starr County

Starr County officials said the county would no longer be paying for COVID-19 tests for uninsured patients.

Free testing would still be available through the National Guard at designated testing sites.

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