Williamson County residents have a new way to be able to be tested for the COVID-19 virus. Williamson County and the Williamson County and Cities Health District (WCCHD) are offering a public testing site to increase the ability of county residents to get a COVID-19 test.
The site is for people who are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms; however, this test does not require a visit with a physician and is free of charge. Individuals must first take an online assessment based on screening criteria from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The online assessment tool is available starting Monday, April 27, by going to http://www.wcchd.org/COVID-19/testing.php. The first tests will be conducted starting Thursday, April 30. Individuals are expected to receive test results in a few days depending upon lab capacity.
The testing option is for Williamson County residents who do not have the ability to visit with their personal doctor or go to another testing site to be tested.
People who are eligible for the test will be given an appointment time and location. Tests are available through a drive-through system and are by appointment only. People cannot drive up and fill out the form. Appointments will be available Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced April 24 the Texas Division of Emergency Management and the Texas Department of State Health Services have launched an online COVID-19 test collection map to help Texans locate test collection sites within their community. The interactive map displays detailed information on public and private mobile, walk-in, and drive-thru test collection sites around the state.