Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Testing Locations

Dallas County Testing Resources

COVID-19 testing is available at numerous sites throughout Dallas County, including local health centers, clinics, and pharmacies/grocery stores. Individuals can find a testing location near them using

As of February 16, 2023, the Ellis Davis Field House testing location is permanently closed.

COVID-19 Self-Testing

The US Postal Service is delivering free COVID-19 tests to residential addresses. Enter your name, address and email at to request your free tests. COVID-19 tests will start shipping in late January. USPS will only send one set of 4 free at-home COVID-19 tests to valid residential addresses.

Self-test kits are available at many of the same pharmacies and groceries that provide pre-scheduled COVID-19 tests.

You can self-test, even if you don’t have symptoms or are fully vaccinated, in order to make decisions that will help prevent spreading COVID-19 to others.

Even if you don’t have symptoms and have not been exposed to an individual with COVID-19, using a self-test before gathering indoors with others can give you information about the risk of spreading the virus that causes COVID-19. This is especially important before gathering with unvaccinated children, older individuals, those who are immunocompromised, or individuals at risk of severe disease.

A negative self-test result means that the test did not detect the virus and you may not have an infection, but it does not rule out infection. Repeating the test within a few days, with at least 24 hours between tests, will increase the confidence that you are not infected.

If you are symptomatic (feel sick), regardless of a negative test, please stay home to avoid spreading any illness to others.

For more on the CDC’s updated guidance on self-testing, visit:

Dallas County Hospital Systems

*** Hospital emergency rooms should not be utilized for individuals needing a test only. ***

Parkland Hospital

Parkland Hospital has opened four community-based clinics open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. by appointment only for current Parkland patients who meet the medically necessary criteria. Patients can call the COVID-19 patient line at (214) 590-8060, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week or visit

Test Results?

How long does it take to get test results?
It will take 3 days to get test results back. People should follow their doctor’s instructions during that waiting time.

COVID-19 Hotline Information

Are there any coronavirus hotlines? 
Questions about COVID-19 can be answered by calling 211, going onlineor by calling the DCHHS COVID-19 Hotline at 972-692-2780.