Houston Health Department, partner opening mega COVID-19 testing site in Clear Lake

HOUSTON –  The Houston Health Department will open another mega COVID-19 testing site next week, further expanding access in the southeast area of the city.

The site, located at Ellington Airport/Clear Lake Neighborhood Recycling Center at 246 Loop Rd., is a partnership with Xpress COVID Testing. It will open January 24, 2022 and operate Mondays through Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. with capacity for 1,000 daily tests. Appointments are not required.

This will be the department’s sixth mega testing site in addition to dozens of smaller sites across Houston.

Existing Mega Sites

  • Butler Stadium (United Memorial Medical Center)
    13755 S Main St.,
    Monday-Friday: 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
    Appointments not required
  • Delmar Stadium (Curative)
    2020 Mangum Rd., 77092
    Daily: 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
    Appointments required via curative.com or 1-888-702-9042
  • Former Dave & Buster's (Xpress COVID Testing)
    6010 Richmond Ave., 77057
    Daily: 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
    Appointments not required
  • Kingwood Community Center (Xpress COVID Testing)
    4102 Rustic Woods Dr., 77345
    Daily: 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
    Appointments not required
  • Minute Maid Park, Lot C (DAVACO)
    510 St. Emanuel St., 77002
    Sat., Mon.-Wed., 8 a.m.- 5 p.m.
    Thurs.-Fri., 12-8 p.m.
    Appointments preferred via mycovidappointment.com or 833-213-0643

Additional Testing Sites
The health department offers testing at four multi-service centers and a network of dozens of sites affiliated with Curative, United Memorial Medical Center, and Xpress Covid Testing. Sites, schedules, and appointment information are available at HoustonHealth.org or by calling 832-393-4220.

Health department-affiliated testing sites offer viral test that determine if a person is currently infected with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19. These PCR tests are conducted in certified laboratories and may average 72 hours for results, based on volume.

COVID-19 vaccinations are available at health department sites across Houston. Locations and schedules can also be found at HoustonHealth.org or by calling 832-393-4220.

Getting tested or vaccinated at health department-affiliated sites is free, and does not require proof of residency, citizenship, or insurance.

Hours of operation are based on each site's daily capacity and may end sooner than scheduled.