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.

Los Fresnos

July 3,4,5

Los Fresnos Fire Department (233 Alamo St., Los Fresnos, TX).

Arrive early due to potential significant wait times.


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.

Santa Rosa

Santa Rosa Maria Luisa Ruiz Guerra County Annex: 116 Santa Vista Avenue.

UT Health

The UTRGV School of Medicine, through UT Health RGV, opened its fourth drive-thru location offering COVID-19 screenings.

The new location will open two days a week from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. beginning Tuesday, April 28.

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

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.


July 4 (Half Day)

Alton Recreation Center

349 Dawes Ave.

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.


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.


July 1- July 2

Church of Christ

1410 E. Mile 3 Road



Weslaco Service Center

Wednesday, July 1 through Friday, July 3 Time: Beginning at 9 a.m. each day Location: Weslaco Service Center, 1200 E. 6th Street Disclaimer: This information is subject to change by the state agencies overseeing this vital public health program.

Isaac D. Rodriguez Park

July 1-July 3

Isaac D. Rodriguez Park

1200 E. 6th St,


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.


June 29-30

Robert M. Capello Sr. Gym

(Edcouch-Elsa High School)

Hwy 107 & Mile 4 Rd, West.


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 833-4863 to be screened.

Cost of the testing billed to health insurance.

Carmen Avila Elementary

Individuals must be experiencing at least one symptom of COVID-19.

Testing will take place at the Carmen Avila Elementary located at 9205 Carmen Avila Rd.

Appointments must be made either by phone or at https://txcovidtest.org/

For more information call 512-883-2400.

La Joya

July 5

La Joya Fire Department

615 E. Expressway 83


Diaz Villarreal Elementary School

5543 La Homa Road. Mission, Texas 78572


For more information call 512-883-2400

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.

South Padre Island

Mobile COVID-19 testing this Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., located at 7355 Padre Blvd. Please bring identification.


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

Starr County

Editor’s note: The COVID-19 Test site at Fort Ringgold Park will be closed on Wednesday from 9:00 am until 1:00 pm. They will be open from from 1:00 pm until 6:00pm (Wednesday).

June 22
La Victoria Community Center
532 Gabriella st

June 23
La Casita Community Center
6163 FM 1430
Rio grande city

June 24
Abel Gonzalez Community Center
5101 FM 1017
San Isidro

June 25
Commissioner Pct#1
La Rosita
4192 W. Hwy 83
Rio grande city

June 26
Starr County Nutrition Pct #4
702 E. Hidalgo
Rio grande city

June 27
Escobares Community Center
4829 Old Escobares Hwy
83 Escobares

June 28
Starr County Pct#2 Library
1705 N. Athens

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