COVID-19 testing upon developing symptoms can limit the spread of this potentially deadly SARS-CoV-2 virus. Texas Medical Institute offers safe and reliable drive-through testing just outside our facility to help you determine if you are infected with the virus or have immunity to it.
Let’s talk about how this drive-through testing works and where you can find such facilities.
Types of COVID-19 Tests in The Fort Worth/Dallas, TX Area
COVID-19 tests are administered through a special cotton swab inserted into the nostrils. The test gently collects a small sample of nasal secretions (mucous) from the very front of the nose or mid-nose in the areas of the nasal turbinates. The sampling swab is then lab-analyzed for active SARS-CoV-2 virus or for antibodies.
Who Should Get Tested For COVID-19?
Anyone who develops symptoms, such as cough, fatigue, body aches, loss of taste or smell, and fever, is recommended to get tested for the COVID-19 virus. The sick individual also should isolate at home to prevent the spread of the virus. People who believe they have had close contact with an ill person should be tested, along with the individuals who:
- Have upcoming in-office or in-hospital surgeries or tests (such as MRIs)
- Are you about to go to school, work, play sports, or participate in large-crowd (congregate) events, such as concerts or sporting events
- Have COVID-19 symptoms (including mild ones) even after vaccination
- Have just returned from travel or are about to take a trip within the United States or elsewhere
Can I Get COVID-19 Testing Near Me?
Yes, you can be tested for COVID-19 right in your Fort Worth/Dallas, TX, neighborhood. Simply call Texas Medical Institute at (817) 615-8633 to arrange a test and a telemedicine visit with one of our providers.
Alternatively, you can come to our convenient location (off I-20), and drive up to our clearly marked test sites. Trained personnel will come to your car and administer your COVID-19 test. You don’t have to leave the comfort and privacy of your vehicle. Your test results will be emailed to you.
Family Practice and Occupational Medicine in Fort Worth, TX
We at Texas Medical Institute offer a comprehensive range of services, including preventive care, management of chronic diseases, occupational and workers’ compensation services, physical rehabilitation, and the convenient appointment hours our patients and their families need. We are committed to optimal patient care, particularly during the pandemic.