Surge Testing for COVID-19

Governor Greg Abbott has announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is partnering with the State of Texas and local officials to offer temporary COVID-19 surge testing in McLennan County.

HHS has allocated 40,000 COVID-19 tests for this effort.  Testing dates and sites are listed below and have been established through a partnership with HHS Assistant Secretary for Health ADM Brett P. Giroir, MD, the State of Texas, McLennan County, the City of Waco, Baylor University, the Waco Convention Center, Waco ISD, McLennan Community College, and the Cen-Tex Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.

Pre-registration is required.  You will receive a voucher after your register. 

Please bring a printed copy of the voucher to the testing site, or bring the phone you signed up with. The registration personnel will need your voucher number from your confirmation email.

 If you do not have access to a printer, you can complete the form or print it out at any of the four Waco libraries or three Community Centers locations at no charge.

 

Transportation Assistance from Waco Transit: Waco Transit will be providing free transit rides to anyone going to or from a COVID-19 testing site for testing. Simply call 254-750-1620 to inquire or schedule a ride.

-- Sites open from: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. unless otherwise noted --

-- Heritage Square open from: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. --

This is the set of testing dates and sites confirmed with the Waco-McLennan County EOC as of 10/16/2020. All dates and sites are subject to change. The registration site lists a limited number of dates, so some of the dates listed below may not yet be open for accepting registrations. Just check back closer to the date you desire.


 

Friday, October 16 

Heritage Square (9am to 6pm)
311 Austin Avenue
NOTE: THIS IS A SALIVA TEST. PLEASE DO NOT EAT, DRINK, or BRUSH YOUR TEETH FOR 1/2 HOUR PRIOR TO THE TEST.

McLennan Community College (Drive-Through Clinic - 8am - 5pm)
CSC Building, 4601 N. 19th Street (At Parking Lot M)

Cen-Tex Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (Walk-up Clinic - 8am - 5pm)
915 LaSalle Ave

 


Saturday, October 17 

Heritage Square (9am to 6pm)
311 Austin Avenue
NOTE: THIS IS A SALIVA TEST. PLEASE DO NOT EAT, DRINK, or BRUSH YOUR TEETH FOR 1/2 HOUR PRIOR TO THE TEST.

McLennan Community College (Drive-Through Clinic - 8am - 5pm)
CSC Building, 4601 N. 19th Street (At Parking Lot M)

Cen-Tex Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (Walk-up Clinic - 8am - 5pm)
915 LaSalle Ave


Sunday, October 18 

McLennan Community College (Drive-Through Clinic - 8am - 5pm)
CSC Building, 4601 N. 19th Street (At Parking Lot M)

Waco Convention Center (Walk-up Clinic - 8am - 5pm)
100 Washington Avenue

Cen-Tex Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (Walk-up Clinic - 8am - 5pm)
915 LaSalle Ave


Monday, October 19 

McLennan Community College (Drive-Through Clinic - 8am - 5pm)
CSC Building, 4601 N. 19th Street (At Parking Lot M)

Waco Convention Center (Walk-up Clinic - 8am - 5pm)
100 Washington Avenue

Cen-Tex Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (Walk-up Clinic - 8am - 5pm)
915 LaSalle Ave


Tuesday, October 20 

McLennan Community College (8am to 5pm - Drive-Through Clinic)
CSC Building, 4601 N. 19th Street (At Parking Lot M)

Waco Convention Center (Walk-up Clinic - 8am - 5pm)
100 Washington Avenue

Cen-Tex Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (Walk-up Clinic - 8am - 5pm)
915 LaSalle Ave


Wednesday, October 21 

McLennan Community College (8am to 5pm - Drive-Through Clinic)
CSC Building, 4601 N. 19th Street (At Parking Lot M)

Waco Convention Center (Walk-up Clinic - 8am - 5pm)
100 Washington Avenue

Cen-Tex Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (Walk-up Clinic - 8am - 5pm)
915 LaSalle Ave


Thursday, October 22 

McLennan Community College (8am to 5pm - Drive-Through Clinic)
CSC Building, 4601 N. 19th Street (At Parking Lot M)

Waco Convention Center (Walk-up Clinic - 8am - 5pm)
100 Washington Avenue

Cen-Tex Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (Walk-up Clinic - 8am - 5pm)
915 LaSalle Ave


Friday, October 23 

McLennan Community College (Drive-Through Clinic - 8am - 5pm)
CSC Building, 4601 N. 19th Street (At Parking Lot M)

Cen-Tex Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (Walk-up Clinic - 8am - 5pm)
915 LaSalle Ave


Saturday, October 24 

McLennan Community College (Drive-Through Clinic - 8am - 5pm)
CSC Building, 4601 N. 19th Street (At Parking Lot M)

Waco Convention Center (Walk-up Clinic - 8am - 5pm)
100 Washington Avenue

Cen-Tex Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (Walk-up Clinic - 8am - 5pm)
915 LaSalle Ave


Sunday, October 25 

Waco Convention Center (Walk-up Clinic - 8am - 5pm)
100 Washington Avenue

Cen-Tex Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (Walk-up Clinic - 8am - 5pm)
915 LaSalle Ave


Monday, October 26 

Waco Convention Center (Walk-up Clinic - 8am - 5pm)
100 Washington Avenue

Cen-Tex Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (Walk-up Clinic - 8am - 5pm)
915 LaSalle Ave


Tuesday, October 27 

Waco Convention Center (Walk-up Clinic - 8am - 5pm)
100 Washington Avenue

Cen-Tex Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (Walk-up Clinic - 8am - 5pm)
915 LaSalle Ave


Wednesday, October 28 

Cen-Tex Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (Walk-up Clinic - 8am - 5pm)
915 LaSalle Ave


Monday, November 2 

Sacred Heart Catholic Church (9am - 6pm)
2621 Bagby Avenue

Antioch Church  (9am - 6pm)
505 N 20th St


Tuesday, November 3 

Sacred Heart Catholic Church (9am - 6pm)
2621 Bagby Avenue

Antioch Church (9am - 6pm)
505 N 20th St


Wednesday, November 4 

Sacred Heart Catholic Church (9am - 6pm)
2621 Bagby Avenue

Antioch Church (9am - 6pm)
505 N 20th St


Thursday, November 5 

Sacred Heart Catholic Church (9am - 6pm)
2621 Bagby Avenue

Antioch Church (9am - 6pm)
505 N 20th St


Friday, November 6 

Sacred Heart Catholic Church (9am - 6pm)
2621 Bagby Avenue

Antioch Church (9am - 6pm)
505 N 20th St


Saturday, November 7

Sacred Heart Catholic Church (9am - 6pm)
2621 Bagby Avenue

Antioch Church (9am - 6pm)
505 N 20th St


Sunday, November 8

Antioch Church (9am - 6pm)
505 N 20th St


Monday, November 9

Sacred Heart Catholic Church (9am - 6pm)
2621 Bagby Avenue

Antioch Church (9am - 6pm)
505 N 20th St


Tuesday, November 10

Sacred Heart Catholic Church (9am - 6pm)
2621 Bagby Avenue

Antioch Church (9am - 6pm)
505 N 20th St


Wednesday, November 11

Sacred Heart Catholic Church (9am - 6pm)
2621 Bagby Avenue

Antioch Church (9am - 6pm)
505 N 20th St


Thursday, November 12

Sacred Heart Catholic Church (9am - 6pm)
2621 Bagby Avenue

Antioch Church (9am - 6pm)
505 N 20th St


Friday, November 13

Sacred Heart Catholic Church (9am - 6pm)
2621 Bagby Avenue

Antioch Church (9am - 6pm)
505 N 20th St


Saturday, November 14

Sacred Heart Catholic Church (9am - 6pm)
2621 Bagby Avenue

Antioch Church (9am - 6pm)
505 N 20th St


Sunday, November 15

Antioch Church (9am - 6pm)
505 N 20th St


Monday, November 16

Antioch Church (9am - 6pm)
505 N 20th St


 

Tuesday, November 17

Antioch Church (9am - 6pm)
505 N 20th St


Wednesday, November 18

Antioch Church (9am - 6pm)
505 N 20th St


 

Thursday, November 19

Antioch Church (9am - 6pm)
505 N 20th St


Friday, November 20

Antioch Church (9am - 6pm)
505 N 20th St


Saturday, November 21

Antioch Church (9am - 6pm)
505 N 20th St


Sunday, November 22

Antioch Church (9am - 6pm)
505 N 20th St


*** ADDITIONAL DATES AND SITES WILL BE POSTED AS THEY COME AVAILABLE ***

 

WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?

Once you are tested, results from surge testing sites will take 3-5 days to process. 

You will receive an email notification when your rest results are ready.  Results can be found on the patient portal you used to register, at www.doineedacovid19test.com or call 1-800-635-8611.

WHAT DO I DO WHILE I WAIT ON COVID-19 TEST RESULTS?

It can take a few days to receive the results of your COVID-19 test. Until you receive the results of your COVID-19 test, you should STAY HOME. If you do have COVID-19 you could be contagious, even if you do not have symptoms or your symptoms are mild. In order to STOP THE SPREAD, it is very important that you do not expose others. This means:

  • Do not go to work, school, or public areas, and do not use public transportation or taxis – Stay home except to get medical care. You should restrict activities outside your home, except for getting medical care. In the event that you must leave your home for any reason, utilize a face mask at all times.
  • Seek prompt medical attention if your illness is worsening (e.g., difficulty breathing). Before seeking care, call your healthcare provider and tell them that you have been tested for COVID-19. Put on a facemask before you enter the facility. These steps will help the healthcare provider’s office to keep other people in the office or waiting room from getting infected or exposed.

HOW TO GET YOUR TEST RESULTS 

Test results will be sent by email or you can log on to the eTrueNorth portal at www.doineedacovid19test.com  and click the "Get Results" button, or call 1-800-635-8611.

NEXT STEPS - AFTER YOU GET YOUR RESULTS

If you test negative, continue to monitor yourself for symptoms, stay home if you are sick, practice prevention measures (wear a mask and stand 6 ft away from others), and wash your hands often.  

If your test is positive, you will receive a call from a public health employee.  They will ask you several health-related questions. You may be called more than once. 

Public Health Employees will also ask you about the people you have had contact with in the past 14 days, including names, phone numbers, and other contact information.  We will not share your identity with them.  The contacts you identify will receive information about testing and COVID-19 guidance.  

Callers from the Health District will never ask for banking information, social security numbers, or your legal status. 

Health information is kept confidential and they will not release your information to your work, school or other individuals who are not required to know.  It is important that you are truthful and honest with the individual who calls you because they are trying to prevent further spread of COVID-19 in the community.  

Where else can I get a COVID-19 test?

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.

 

Baylor Scott and White

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

Ascension Providence

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

The Family Health Center

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

Use this DSHS location finder

Type in your zip code for the testing site nearest you and information on how to contact the site.