Testing

NOTE: At this time, only individuals with COVID-19 symptoms will be tested at City-run sites.

Can I Get Tested?

You should get tested if you experience the following symptoms:

  • fever or chills
  • cough
  • shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • fatigue
  • muscle or body aches
  • headache
  • new loss of taste or smell
  • sore throat
  • congestion or runny nose
  • nausea or vomiting
  • diarrhea

Not sure where to start? Self-Screen to see if you need a test:
Take a self-screening

What to Know about Testing for COVID-19

  • Find out what it's like to get tested for COVID-19.
  • If you need assistance or have questions about transportation for testing, please contact the COVID-19 hotline.
  • If you have health insurance, we urge you to please see a private provider for testing to allow available spaces for those who are uninsured.

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Find a Testing Location

Free City-Run Testing Locations

Walk-Up Locations

  • Monday-Sunday, 10am-2pm
  • No appointment required
  • Parents may be asked to assist with administering the COVID-19 test if their child requires assistance
  • Locations are subject to change

Cuellar Community Center
5626 San Fernando St.
San Antonio, TX 78237

Ramirez Community Center
1011 Gillette Blvd.
San Antonio, TX 78224

Freeman Coliseum

  • Registration and appointment required
  • Monday-Sunday, 9am-4pm
  • Call 833-213-0643 to schedule an appointment
  • Parents may be asked to assist with administering the COVID-19 test if their child requires assistance
Freeman Coliseum
3201 E. Houston St.
San Antonio, TX 78219

Schedule Online at Freeman Coliseum

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Other COVID-19 Testing Sites in Bexar County

View a List of Testing Locations

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About the Map

This is a map of urgent care centers and drive-through testing sites in Bexar County that have consented to be shared on Metro Health's website. Our goal is to provide the public a variety of locations where they can seek services.

The urgent care centers accept major insurance carriers, which may make the tests available at no cost to the individual, and self-pay. The three drive-through testing sites offer testing at no cost to the individual. Contact each site directly for more information.

NOTE: This map will continue to expand as we receive more information from practices offering diagnostic COVID-19 testing to the community.

Questions & Answers

How much does testing cost?

The cost for testing should be covered by most insurance plans or through government-sponsored programs.

  • For private pay patients, please contact your health care provider for cost to administer a COVID-19 test.
  • If you do not have insurance, you can receive a test at no cost through the City of San Antonio at the Freeman Coliseum Testing Site or at a Walk-In Testing Site.

What should I do while waiting for test results?

  • Avoid using public transportation, ride-sharing, or taxis when commuting.
  • If you were tested because of an exposure to someone who is confirmed to have COVID-19: do not return to work until 14 days after the exposure. (You may have been negative on the day you were tested but could still be incubating)
  • If you were tested because of symptoms: wait to return to work until all of the following have been met:
    • 10 days after onset of symptoms;
    • Symptom improvement; and,
    • 24 hours fever-free without the use of fever-reducing medicines.
    If applicable, notify your supervisor and note the day of testing.
  • If you are not experiencing symptoms: follow recommendations to protect yourself. If you are a healthcare facility worker or first responder, request guidance from your supervisor on any potential work and patient care restrictions until you know your test results.
  • The San Antonio Metropolitan Health District (Metro Health) is unable to provide individual letters that prove an individual was tested for COVID-19 and is awaiting results. Many individuals are receiving testing through the drive-thru testing center, which is not operated by Metro Health. Metro Health is notified only after tests are processed, and only if results are positive. Individuals may download and share this Letter to Employers from Metro Health with their employer, if needed.

How will I receive my test results?

If you are tested at the Freeman Coliseum or at a Walk-Up Testing Site hosted by the City of San Antonio:

  • You will receive a phone call if your test result is positive. The call will come from “SA Metro Health” on your caller ID.
  • If your test result is negative, you will receive a text message. The text message notification of a negative result will include a link to download a form that states the result is negative. This is a temporary link so download the form as soon as possible and save it for your records.
  • If you have not received your results within 72 hours, you can email covid@davacoinc.com or call 833.213.0643 and provide your name and date of birth and your results will be emailed to you.

If you are tested at a private clinic or by your doctor, they will provide you with results. Results are not available from the COVID Hotline or through the Testing Hotline.

What should I do when I or someone in my household receives test results?

Tests Positive

If you or someone in your household has tested positive for COVID-19, follow isolation and quarantine measures to minimize spread to others. If a member of a household tests positive, other members of the household should self-quarantine until 14 days after the person has recovered, and should consider themselves positive if they develop symptoms. They should also follow the isolation and quarantine measures found on the CDC website. Anyone who tests positive or is in contact with someone who tested positive should NOT go to work.

Tests Negative

If your test for COVID-19 is negative and you do not have any symptoms, but someone in your household is positive, you should self-quarantine until 14 days after they have fully recovered. This is true unless you have no contact with the sick household member. However, like all residents of San Antonio and Bexar County, you must adhere to the Emergency Declaration No. 6 announced by Mayor Ron Nirenberg and County Judge Nelson Wolff on April 29, 2020. You should stay at home and only leave your home to take care of your basic needs, such as food, healthcare, and exercise. Even if you don’t feel sick, it’s still important to practice good hand hygiene and social distancing.

COVID-19 Hotline

The San Antonio Metropolitan Health District has opened a COVID-19 Hotline for residents to ask questions about the virus. The hotline is available in English and Spanish. Residents can call 210.207.5779.

Hours of operation are Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. and Saturday & Sunday 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Email questions or requests for presentations to COVID-19@sanantonio.gov
Please note this email is not intended to seek healthcare advice. Questions regarding symptoms will not be responded to through this email.