(Austin) – Central Health-funded CommUnityCare Health Centers next week is opening more drive-up testing sites in Eastern Travis County.
CommUnityCare announced drive-up testing will be offered Monday through Friday on a rotating basis in communities like Manor, Colony Park, Austin’s Colony/Hornsby Bend, Del Valle, Pflugerville, and Dove Springs. Drive-up testing sites are dependent on the availability of testing kits.
CommUnityCare began testing Thursday, April 16, in Del Valle at Southeast Metropolitan Park and Friday, April 17, at Barbara Jordan Elementary School in Colony Park. Testing at Jordan Elementary will now occur every Monday and Friday. This Wednesday, April 22, CommUnity Care will begin drive-up testing at Manor Senior High School, and is planning more testing locations. No appointment, insurance or payment is required for testing. A more complete schedule of drive-up testing locations will be released as additional sites are secured.
Almost 2,000 unique indiviuals have visited CommUnityCare’s drive-up testing site at Hancock Center, 41st Street and IH 35 South. More than 1,400 have been medically screened and 1,141 indiviuals tested through April 15 at the site, which is open six days a week.
Medical experts at each testing site first screen every patient for COVID-19 symptoms. If they meet certain criteria (e.g. symptoms like fever, cough, and difficulty breathing), patients are administered a test. Each site has limited number of test kits available each day. For information about testing, call CommUnityCare’s COVID-19 Hotline at 512-978-8775.
Also next week, CommUnityCare’s Del Valle Health Center will open Monday, April 20 with modified hours, from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday and Tuesday. CommUnityCare’s Hornsby Bend Health Center re-opened Wednesday, April 15, and next week resumes regular clinic hours from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.
CommUnityCare Colony Park Drive-Up Testing:
Barbara Jordan Elementary School
6711 Johnny Morris Rd., Austin, TX 78724
9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday and Friday
CommUnityCare Manor Drive-Up Testing:
Manor Senior High School
14832 FM 973 Manor, Texas 78653
9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Wednesday
CommUnityCare Del Valle Drive-Up Testing:
Del Valle at Southeast Metropolitan Park
4511 SH-71 W, Del Valle, TX 78617
9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Thursday
CommUnityCare Hancock Drive-Up Testing:
1000 E 41st Street Ste: 925, Austin, TX 78751
8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday – Friday
9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Saturday