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Mega Covid-19 testing site opening at Butler Stadium

The Houston Health Department and United Memorial Medical Center will open a new mega Covid-19 testing site on Wednesday, January 5, 2022.

The new drive-thru site is located at Butler Stadium, 13755 S Main St, and has capacity for approximately 1,000 daily tests. It will operate Mondays through Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Appointments are not required but available by calling 1-866-333-2684.

“As the omicron variant continues to spread in our community, we are working with trusted partners to meet the demand for COVID-19 testing. By opening new sites, we will offer additional testing by the Houston Health Department and affiliated partners,” said Mayor Sylvester Turner. “I encourage every eligible person, from a young age to adults, to get tested, vaccinated, and boosted. We need everyone doing their part to remain healthy and slow the virus from spreading to their family, friends and coworkers.”

The health department and Xpress Covid Testing are finalizing plans to open another mega site at the former Dave & Busters at 6010 Richmond Ave later this week. Details will be announced when finalized.

The department and its partners opened two mega testing sites last week.

A mega site at Delmar Stadium, 2020 Mangum Rd., opened in partnership with Curative on December 29 with a daily capacity of approximately 1,000 tests. The site requires appointments at Curative.com or by calling 1-888-702-9042. It operates daily from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

A mega site at Minute Maid Park Lot C, 510 St. Emanuel St., opened on December 30 in partnership with DAVACO and increased daily capacity to 1,000 tests this week. Appointments are required at mycovidappoitment.com or by calling 833-213-0643. The site operates from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays, Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and noon to 8 p.m. on Thursdays and Fridays.

The health department offers testing at four multi-service centers and a network of dozens of sites affiliated with Curative and United Memorial Medical Center.

People can find health department-affiliated testing and vaccination sites, schedules, and appointment information at HoustonHealth.org or by calling 832-393-4220.

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

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

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