New COVID-19 testing sites open in Houston

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Monday, July 6, 2020
New COVID-19 test site opens in Houston
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The site on the South Loop opened Sunday morning and offers the less invasive saliva tests.

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- While COVID-19 test sites in the Houston area are closed for the holiday weekend, at least one site welcomed patients Sunday morning.

Bloom Labs opened a testing site at 1615 South Loop W. Freeway Service Road and is offering the less invasive saliva test to patients. Lab officials there said results would be available in 48-to-72 hours.

Testing at the Bloom Labs site cost $149 and people can register on site. The site is scheduled to be open daily from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Elsewhere around the area, free sites continue to offer testing for COVID-19, including four state-run locations.

  • Eden Event Center, 7450 N. Wayside Dr.
  • NRG Park, Green Lot, 1 Reliant Park.
  • HCC - Northeast Campus, 555 Community College Dr.
  • HCC - South Campus, 1990 Airport Blvd.

Another site is also open at the Merfish Teen Center at 9000 S. Rice Ave. All five locations require appointments, which can be made at

Some people have reported waiting in lines for hours or going to sites where they have run out of tests. City and county test sites have increased testing capacity as a result to 650 per day at each location.

Harris County and Houston-area testing sites can be found on their website.

If you happen to live in the Lake Jackson area, a free testing site will be open on Tuesday July 7. You must go through their pre-screening registration here or you can call 512-883-2400.

Testing will be available at Lake Jackson Recreation Center at 91 Lake Road from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

If you live in the Jones Creek area, free testing will be available Monday, July 6 at Stephen F. Austin Elementary from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. It is located at 7351 Stephen F Austin Rd. You must go through their pre-screening registration here or you can call 512-883-2400.


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