Community COVID-19 Testing in McLennan County

Testing remains available at local providers throughout McLennan County. The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) recommends anyone who has not been fully vaccinated and has symptoms of COVID-19 or has been exposed to someone with COVID-19 should get tested.

Free Community COVID Testing*

McLennan Community College
Community Services (Parking lot M)
4601 N. 19th Street
Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
*By appointment only
Register here

Or call: 877-355-7978

Columbus Avenue Baptist Church
1300 Columbus Avenue in Waco
Monday – Saturday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
*By appointment only
Register here
Or call: 469-536-0807

  • Tests are PCR, self-administered, shallow nose swab.
  • Results will be available within 48 hours to 72 hours after taking the test.
  • Please bring your medical insurance card to your appointment.
  • Test expense will be billed to your insurance or to the federal program for the uninsured.
  • Please check with your insurance provider to confirm before scheduling a test, there should be no out of pocket expense.
  • No one will be turned away for not having insurance. 

Request Free At-Home COVID Tests
(Federal Government Program)

Request four, free at-home COVID-19 tests per household, completely free. Orders will usually ship in 7-12 days.
(This is not a locally affiliated program and the Health District does not have control over ordering/shipping test kits.)
Visit covidtests.gov to order your four, free COVID-19 test kits.

Other Local COVID Testing Locations

Testing is available throughout McLennan County at the sites listed below.  Please call first for a pre-screening and an appointment. You do not have to be an established patient to receive a COVID-19 test, unless noted.

CVS Pharmacy

FastMed Urgent Care

NextCare Urgent Care

Premier ER

Quality Lab Test

YesNoCovid  at the Richland Mall

Drive-through testing location

Walgreens Pharmacy

Ascension Providence

You can set up a screening and appointment online or by phone. 1-833-919-1680

Baylor Scott & White*

*Established patients only. You can set up a screening and appointment online or by phone. 1-888-427-9723

Waco Family Medicine

You can set up a screening and appointment online or by phone. New patient hotline: 254-313-4610.
Current patients: 254-313-4200.