cvs coronavirus testing

CVS is opening 11 new coronavirus testing sites across the Houston area as the company continues to increase its efforts to fight the virus.

Self-swab tests will be given to individuals via a drive-thru window complete with instructions on administering the test. Patients are to remain in their vehicles the entire time. A CVS Pharmacy team member will observe the self-swab test to make certain it is done properly. Tests are then sent to a third-party lab for processing with results ready in approximately 3 days.

Anyone who wants a test must first register in advance at CVS.com to schedule an appointment starting Friday, May 22.

“As we move into a new phase of combatting the pandemic and as communities begin to safely open up their local economies, we need testing to be easily accessible,” said Troyen Brennan, MD, MPH, Chief Medical Officer and Executive Vice President, CVS Health. “By further expanding the number of drive-thru test sites available across our retail network, more people can be tested closer to home in a familiar setting.”

The 11 new test sites around the Houston area are part of 44 new sites across Texas and nearly 350 locations across 14 states. CVS has said they plan to have more than 80 drive-thru testing locations in Texas by the end of the month.

Texas Governor Greg Abbott thanked CVS for their new testing sites.

“Texas continues to rapidly ramp up COVID-19 testing in our communities, and these new drive-thru testing sites provided by CVS Health will further expand access to these tests throughout the state,” said Abbott. “I thank CVS Health for establishing these drive-thru testing sites here in the Lone Star State. We are committed to working with our health partners in the public and private sectors to expand our testing capabilities, protect public health, and mitigate the spread of COVID-19.”

Here’s a list of the new CVS testing sites in the Houston area:

CVS Pharmacy, 26265 Northwest Freeway, Cypress, TX 77433
CVS Pharmacy, 12550 Louetta Road, Cypress, TX 77429
CVS Pharmacy, 15010 Memorial Drive, Houston, TX 77079
CVS Pharmacy, 1003 Richmond Avenue, Houston, TX 77006
CVS Pharmacy, 5402 Westheimer Road, Houston, TX 77056
CVS Pharmacy, 2469 Bay Area, Houston, TX 77058
CVS Pharmacy, 5603 FM1960 W, Houston, TX 77069
CVS Pharmacy, 5002 West Main Street, League City, TX 77573
CVS Pharmacy, 2232 Repsdorph Road, Seabrook, TX 77586
CVS Pharmacy, 25110 Grogans Mill Road, Spring, TX 77380
CVS Pharmacy, 8754 Spring Cypress Road, Spring, TX 77379

 

For more information, visit CVS’ COVID-19 resource page on their website.