COVID-19 Testing

Anyone with any signs or symptoms of COVID-19 should get tested, regardless of vaccination status or prior infection. If you get tested because you have symptoms or were potentially exposed to the virus, you should stay away from others pending test results and follow the advice of your health care provider.


Neighborhood Testing

Testing is available at sites around Austin, including pharmacies, hospitals, and urgent care centers, as well as the following Austin Public Health options:

 alert bell Save wait time on-site and confirm test availability for a given day by registering/scheduling your appointment online 

George Morales Dove Springs Recreation Center (Walk-In Site)

  • 5801 Ainez Dr, Austin, Texas 78744

  • Tuesday–Saturday 8 a.m.–2 p.m.

Travis County Exposition Center (Drive-Through Site) 

  • 7311 Decker Lane, Austin, Texas 78724

  • Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.–2 p.m.

Testing is available with or without an appointment. However, scheduling an appointment is recommended to save time on-site and confirm test availability for a given day. Schedule online at http://covid19.austintexas.gov or by calling 3-1-1 or 512-974-2000. As with all APH testing sites, the services are free.


In-Home Testing

Home testing units allow medical professionals to administer tests in the patient’s home. This helps limit person-to-person spread by keeping potentially infected residents quarantined at home. In-home testing is ideal for anyone with mobility issues, underlying health issues, or those lacking transportation within the Austin-Travis County area.

To sign up for a home test, please call the nurse hotline at 512-972-5560, where they will walk you through an assessment and then help schedule a home test. In-home testing is available Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

What to Expect Before the Test
You will receive a phone call the morning of your test asking you to confirm that you signed up for and will be home for your scheduled COVID-19 test. If you do not receive a phone call the morning of your test, a nurse will arrive at your residence during your scheduled appointment

A printable Home Testing flyer is available in English (PDF), Spanish (PDF), Chinese Simplified (PDF), Chinese Traditional (PDF), Vietnamese (PDF), Arabic (PDF), Urdu (PDF), Burmese (PDF), and Korean (PDF).

Private Testing

Testing is available at private sites around Austin, including pharmacies, hospitals, and urgent care centers.

Those who have private insurance should contact their doctor’s office or insurer for assessment and testing options.