Options exist for COVID-19 testing

Published on May 11, 2021

a man opening his mouth to get a throatswab covid test by a nurse in scrubs

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As demand for COVID-19 testing declined dramatically during the first four months of the year, local staff and resources have shifted from testing operations to vaccination sites. Public testing services at two Fort Worth locations – J.P. Elder Middle School and Tarrant County College-South Campus – have closed.

However, COVID-19 testing options remain widely available throughout the community.

Many pharmacies, hospitals, doctor’s offices and private contractor sites perform testing; these locations may require health insurance or a cash payment.

Free testing, provided by the state of Texas, is available at these locations:

  • TCC-Southeast Campus, 2100 Southeast Parkway, Arlington; 9 a.m-.5 p.m. daily. Cheek swab method.
  • Tarrant County Northeast Annex, 837 Brown Trail, Bedford; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. Cheek swab method.

View a full list of available testing locations. 

In addition to these resources, the City of Fort Worth and Tarrant County will assist any resident with access to testing. These tests are available at no cost, with or without insurance. Anyone needing assistance accessing a free COVID-19 test can contact the COVID-19 hotline by email or at 817-392-8478.

The city is prepared to reinstate testing options throughout the community if public demand returns.



Photo: Free COVID-19 tests using the cheek swab method continue to be available locally.



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