COVID-19 Facts & Resources

mportant information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Texas Department of State Health Services.  

Testing Information

Other testing sites are available in north Texas, please check the State Health Services website for a location map and other important information. For questions and concerns about testing in Garland, please email the Garland Public Health Clinic.

COVID-19 Testing Available For Garland Residents

Two COVID-19 testing locations are available to Garland residents at no charge through the end of August. This test is to determine if you currently have COVID-19 and is not the antibody test. Appointments are required.

To be eligible for these tests, you must:

  • Be a resident of Garland and provide proof of residency, such as a driver’s license or other ID with Garland address, a Garland utility bill, or other documentation with a Garland address
  • Be age 2 or older
  • Submit a completed Garland Resident COVID-19 Test Form (also available at the test site) En Espanol
    • First Family Health Care, 2201 Forest Lane
      Hours: Monday through Friday 8-11:45 a.m., 1-4:30 p.m., Saturday 8-11:30 a.m.(closed July 4)                                                                                                             Drive-through, no appointment necessary -call 972-276-6822 for information
    • Best Care Family Medical Center, 4402 Broadway Blvd.
      Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 8-11:45 a.m., 2-4 p.m., Saturday 8-11:30 a.m. (closed July 4)
      Drive-through, no appointment necessary - call 972-240-1880 for information

Parkland expands COVID-19 testing to more of its community-based clinics at no cost:

Garland Health Center, 802 Hopkins Street, Garland, TX 75040

Additional Parkland testing sites are listed at or

Testing from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday – Friday

If no internet, call patient line at 214-590-8060 to be screened and set appointment

Must be a Parkland patient and meet minimum criteria

No cost

Little Spurs Pediatric Urgent Care, 6520 N. President George Bush Hwy, Suite 100, Garland, 75044

  • Testing children and adults up to age 65
  • Rapid and PCR tests available
  • Open seven days a week
  • Check their website for more information.

CVS Pharmacy, 3034 S. First St. Garland

  • Appointments are required. Visit the CVS online portal to register and get additional details. 
  • No out-of-pocket cost with most insurance or Federal programs for uninsured.

Urgent Care For Kids: 7150 President George Bush 

  • Drive-thru but must have a doctor’s order – obtained through (telemedicine appointment)
  • Test any age
  • M-F 3 p.m. – 9 p.m.; Sat & Sun 9 a.m  – 5 p.m.
  • Cost: cash price-$50 telemedicine appointment and $100 for testing; Insurance - provider cost for office visit plus $25 fee for drive thru test

MD Family Clinic – 2636 W. Walnut St. Garland, TX 75040 (Walnut/Shiloh)

  • Drive-thru
  • By Appointment only – call or text for screening and appointment - 888-776-5252
  • Case by case dependent on symptoms (age 2 and older)
  • Approx 160 per day
  • Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. 
  • Cost: $65 for assessment (if flu or strep test needed, additional cost) $40 follow-up
  • Co-pays waived, major insurance accepted, Medicaid/CHIP and Medicare accepted.

Exceptional Urgent Care: 4555 W. Walnut St., Garland, TX 75042 

  • Drive-thru
  • No minimum criteria
  • No appointment needed, for information call 469-638-8060
  • Patients with insurance – not collecting co-pays; cash patient pays $99 (for testing, lab work and results)
  • Tuesday-Thursday 10 a.m.- 6 p.m.

CVS Pharmacy:  5702 Lavon Drive, Garland, TX  75040 (Opens May 22)

  • Drive-thru, but MUST have appointment - obtained through
  • 50 tests per day
  • Patients with insurance – not collecting co-pays; Cash Patient Pays = no cost
  • 7 days a week approximate time 8:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • First responder and healthcare worker:  no cost, must bring credential or responder ID.

Walmart:  5302 N. Garland Ave, Garland, TX  75040

  • Drive-thru, but MUST have order  - obtained through or call 800-635-8611. 
  • Patients with insurance – not collecting co-pays
  • Cash patient - no cost
  • Monday, Wednesday, Friday - 7 to 9 a.m.

Drive Through Testing Locations

  • Parking Lot E at the American Airlines Center, which is located at 2500 Victory Avenue in Dallas.
  • The Ellis Davis Field House, which is at 9191 South Polk Street in Dallas.
  • Anyone who meets one of the following categories may be tested at either of these drive through test sites:
    • Anyone 65-years-old or older; OR
    • Anyone with chronic health issues (diabetes, asthma, heart issues, etc.); OR
    • Any first responders, DART drivers, healthcare workers, grocery store and essential retail store workers; OR
    • Anyone who has a temperature of 99.6 or higher and shortness of breath or cough

Additional information is available on the Dallas County website.

For private testing: Please contact your physician first if you have symptoms and are running a fever, he/she may give you orders to be testing at a private facility

NOTE:  Results are coming from 24 hours to 4-5 days after testing (range is across all public and private testing facilities)

COVID-19 Facts

Basic Disease Information

FAQs for Pet Owners

CDC Guidance Regarding Pets & COVID-19

Frequently Asked Questions - CDC

Informational Resources (posters, videos, etc.)

How to Prevent the Spread of Contagious Disease (pdf)

Spanish version (pdf)

Vietnamese version (pdf)

 Mitigation Strategies for the Community

Other Resources

New Suicide Prevention Resource - The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) adopted rules to establish 988 as the new, nationwide, 3-digit phone number for Americans in crisis to connect with suicide prevention and mental health crisis counselors. Read the full FCC news release for details.

The American Red Cross has activated a Virtual Family Assistance Center for anyone who lost a loved one due to COVID-19.

211 Texas has activated a COVID-19 option within the 211 platform. 211 specialists across the state are available 24/7 to answer the most frequently asked questions. Visit

The Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) has launched a statewide mental health support line to help Texans experiencing anxiety, stress, or other emotional challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This resource offers support for all Texans and can be reached any time day or night at 833-986-1919. More information on mental health resources and your local metal health authority can be found on HHSC’s website.

The Counseling Institute of Texas is offering grants for individuals and families impacted by COVID-19. Call 972-271-4300 or visit their website for details.