Where to get tested for COVID-19 in San Antonio, Bexar County

There are several drive-thru clinics and multiple walk-in clinics available for testing, including free options

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Several facilities and clinics across Bexar County are testing people for COVID-19, and the city announced they are opening three sites amid the omicron surge.

The San Antonio Metropolitan Health District said the omicron variant has led to a three-fold increase in daily cases of COVID-19 with the seven-day moving average of new daily cases now at 2,875.

The uptick has caused an increased demand for testing, causing the city to open three no-cost testing sites at the Alamo College headquarters on North Alamo, Palo Alto College and St. Philip’s College. See below or click here for details.

The city’s health department has opened a COVID-19 Hotline for residents to ask questions, including about transportation for testing. Residents can call 311 and select option 8. The hotline is available in English and Spanish from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to Noon on Saturday and Sunday. Questions can also be emailed to COVID-19@sanantonio.gov.

Symptoms of COVID-19 include fever, cough, shortness of breath, fatigue, body aches and new loss of taste or smell. Symptoms may appear in as few as two days or as long as 14 days after exposure.

If a person has a primary care physician, they can call to see if their doctor is offering testing.

City officials said some residents may experience a delay in receiving their results due to the increased testing volumes locally and nationally, if they received a tested at a site through Curative and Community Labs.

In some cases, results could take between two to three days. However, city officials said they plan on the delay to be temporary, once the demand eases.

Below is an updated (on Jan. 9, 2022) list of places where someone can get tested in the San Antonio area.

No-Cost Testing Facilities:

Testing Facilities with possible fees:

There are also many places where someone either with symptoms or without can get tested for a fee and/or with medical insurance. Click on the links to find the locations and protocols for each facility.

The Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) and the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) have launched an interactive online COVID-19 test collection map to help Texans locate test collection sites within their community. See the map below:

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