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

There are still drive-thru clinics and walk-in clinics available for free testing

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San Antonio’s risk level for COVID-19 is “high” and “worsening” this summer season.

While getting tested for COVID-19 is still free at several locations, some sites may charge for the test. See below for a list of free testing sites, or here for a list of all options.

The city’s health department has 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.

City officials said some residents may experience a delay in receiving their COVID-19 test results due to the increased testing volumes locally and nationally.

If a person has a primary care physician, they can call to see if their doctor is offering testing. Otherwise, below is an updated (on July 6, 2022) list of places where someone can get tested for free in the San Antonio area.

No-Cost Testing Facilities:

  • 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.
  • COVID-19 Testing and Treatment Site - 7142 San Pedro Ave. Symptomatic Testing Only. Walk-up, appointment optional. Phone: 800.742.5990. Hours: M-F: 7am - 7pm; Sat & Sun: Closed.

To see a full list of testing locations, free or with a charge, click here. To read more about where to get tested if you are outside Bexar County, click here.

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