Arlington Offers Free Drive-Thru COVID-19 Testing to Tarrant County Residents Nov. 4-7 and Nov. 11-14, 2020
By Office of Communication
Posted on November 13, 2020, November 13, 2020

COVID-19 Testing in Arlington

Setting up an appointment in advance is no longer required for the City of Arlington’s free, drive-thru COVID-19 testing, which is available four days a week for Tarrant County residents.

The Arlington testing location is located at the parking lot at Park Plaza, 1624 New York Ave. Upcoming testing times are between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 4 through Saturday, Nov. 7 and from between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 11 to Saturday, Nov. 14. Please arrive by 5 p.m. to allow time for your visit.

Once residents arrive at the testing site, they will receive instructions on how to register using their own mobile device from inside their vehicle. A person will be on site to assist those who do not have a personal mobile device for registration.

These tests are intended for Tarrant County residents ages 18 and up who are exhibiting symptoms of the respiratory disease. Residents must show proof of residency to be tested. The time to receive test results will vary based on the demand for testing.

Click here to review the testing criteria or more information on how to receive a no-cost COVID-19 test in Arlington.

Free COVID-19 cheek swab testing

A new COVID-19 cheek swab testing site is set to open Monday, Nov. 9 at Tarrant County College Southeast Campus, 2100 Southeast Parkway. This is a free test, with no Tarrant County residency requirement. The testing schedule is 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week. Make your appointment at Residents that do not have computer access can schedule by calling 817-248-6299. Appointments are not required but are recommended. Results are available within 48 to 72 hours via email, text or phone call. Spanish speaking staff are available on site.

New Saliva Testing Site

Tarrant County Public Health, in partnership with the City of Arlington and the Arlington Independent School District, will open a new COVID-19 saliva testing site on Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020. The testing site is located at the AISD Professional Development Center, 1111 W. Arbrook Blvd., and is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays.

This testing site requires Tarrant County residency. While residents will see no out-of-pocket expense to get a test, the registration system will ask for insurance information and the test taker’s insurance may be billed. If someone does not have insurance, they will not be billed for the test.

Appointments are not required, but are recommended. To schedule a test, go to Results will be sent via email, text or a phone call and should be received within 48-72 hours.

Spanish-speaking staff will be available on site, which will also have instructional flyers and signs available in Spanish and Vietnamese.

For additional information, please visit the Tarrant County Public Health coronavirus website.

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