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

SAN ANTONIO – The number of facilities that are able to test for COVID-19 in Bexar County continues to grow.

Anyone who is experiencing symptoms, including fever, cough, and shortness of breath can be tested. Symptoms of COVID-19 may appear in as few as two days or as long as 14 days after exposure. (More below on asymptomatic testing.)

What you need to know about COVID-19 testing, according to UT Health experts

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

Otherwise, here is an updated (on Feb. 22, 2021) list of places where someone with symptoms of the new coronavirus can get tested in the San Antonio area for free.

No-Cost Testing Facilities for People with Symptoms:

  • American Legion - Curative Mobile Trailer #1 - 3518 Fredericksburg Rd San Antonio 78201. Curative COVID-19 Testing Site, Curb-side, must register and be seen first, appointment required. Hours: M-F: 8am - 5pm; Sat & Sun: 8am - 5pm.
  • Center of Advanced Wellness - 8723 Botts LaneSan Antonio 78217. No Appointment Needed, Walk-In Only. Phone: 210.999.5523. Hours: M-F: 9am - 5pm; Sat: 9am - 1pm; Sun: Closed.
  • CentroMed - Palo Alto Clinic - 9011 Poteet Jourdanton Fwy San Antonio 78211. Drive-through, appointment required. Phone: 210-922-7000. Hours: M-F: 8:30am - 4:30pm; Sat & Sun: Closed.
  • Conqueror’s Assembly Church - Curative Kiosk #7 - 937 W Magnolia Ave San Antonio 78201. Curbside, must register and be seen first, appointment required. Hours: M-F: 8am - 5pm; Sat & Sun: Closed.
  • Cuellar Community Center - Symptomatic Testing Only - 5626 San Fernando St San Antonio 78237. In building, no appointment needed, walk-in only. Hours: M-F: 8am - 4pm; Sat & Sun: 8am - 4pm.
  • Dascena Labs - Fredericksburg Rd - 612 Fredericksburg Rd San Antonio 78201. Drive-Through, appointment optional. Hours: M-F: 9am - 5pm; Sat: 9am - 5pm; Sun: Closed.
  • Dub Farris Athletic Complex/ Spartan Testing - 8400 N Loop 1604 W San Antonio 78249. Drive-through, appointment optional. Phone: 888-998-3568. Hours: M-F: 8am - 4pm; Sat: 8am - 4pm; Sun: Closed.
  • Edgewood Square Shopping Center - Curative Kiosk #1 - 1135 S General McMullen Dr San Antonio 78237. Curb-side, must register and be seen first, appointment required. Hours: M-F: 8am - 6pm; Sat & Sun: 8am - 6pm.
  • Gembler Lot - 622 Gembler Rd San Antonio 78219. Appointment Required. Phone: 833-213-0643. Hours: M-F: 8am - 4pm; Sat & Sun: 8am - 4pm.
  • Harlandale Park - Curative Kiosk #6 - 7227 Briar Pl San Antonio 78221. Curb-side, must register and be seen first, appointment required. Hours: M-F: 8am - 5pm; Sat & Sun: 8am - 5pm.
  • Oblate School of Theology - Curative Kiosk #8 - 285 Oblate Rd San Antonio 78216. Curb-side, must register and be seen first, appointment required. Hours: M-F: 8am - 5pm; Sat & Sun: Closed.
  • Our Lady of the Lake - Curative Kiosk #2 - 411 SW 24th St San Antonio 78207. Curb-side, must register and be seen first. Hours: M-F: 8am - 5pm; Sat & Sun: 8am - 5pm.
  • Pittman Sullivan - Curative Mobile Trailer #2 - 1101 Iowa St San Antonio 78203. Curb-side, must register and be seen first, appointment required. Hours: M-F: 8am - 5pm; Sat & Sun: 8am - 5pm.
  • Ramirez Community Center - Symptomatic Testing Only - 1011 Gillette Blvd San Antonio 78224. Curb-side, must register and be seen first, no appointment needed, walk-in only. Hours: M-F: 8am - 4pm; Sat & Sun: 8am - 4pm.
  • University of the Incarnate Word - Curative Kiosk #5 - 7615 Kennedy Hl San Antonio 78235. Curb-side, must register and be seen first, appointment required. Hours: M-F: 8am - 5:30pm; Sat & Sun: Closed.
  • Wheatley Heights First Baptist Church - Curative Kiosk #7 - 7538 Midcrown San Antonio 78218. Curb-side, must register and be seen first, appointment required. Hours: M-F: 9am - 5pm; Sat & Sun: Closed.
  • Zarzamora Testing - Curative Mobile Van #1 - 4531 S Zarzamora St San Antonio 78211. Curb-side, must register and be seen first, appointment required. Hours: M-F: 9am - 5pm; Sat & Sun: 9am - 5pm.

Free Testing Facilities for Asymptomatic People:

  • Barshop Community Jewish Center - 12500 NW Military Hwy. Testing hours will be 9 a.m to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday.
  • Cuellar Community Center - 5626 San Fernando St. The hours are 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m - 4 p.m. on Saturday. Appointments are not required, and walk-ins are welcome. Proof of insurance is not required.
  • Dascena Labs - 2300 Oakhill Rd San Antonio. Appointments are optional.
  • Dub Farris Athletic Complex/ Spartan Testing - 8400 N. Loop 1604 W. The hours are 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Appointments are optional but pre-registration is encouraged. Proof of insurance is not required.
  • Rackspace Technology Headquarters -1 Fanatical Place near I-35 and Walzem. Testing hours will be 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday.
  • Ramirez Community Center - 1011 Gillette Blvd. The hours are 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m - 4 p.m. on Saturday. Appointments are not required, and walk-ins are welcome. Proof of insurance is not required.

The San Antonio Metropolitan Health District has opened a COVID-19 Hotline for residents to ask questions about the virus. 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 12:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

Testing Facilities with Fees/Medical Insurance:

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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