UTRGV opening COVID-19 drive-through on-campus testing sites

Friday, March 27, 2020 :: Office of the Executive Vice President for Health Affairs

Dear Campus Community:

Beginning Monday, March 30th, the UTRGV School of Medicine, through UT Health RGV, is opening two drive-thru, on-campus locations offering COVID-19 screening.  The locations are in Edinburg and Brownsville, and screenings are by appointment only.

Please rest assured that healthcare and security personnel will be present to ensure that drive-thru protocols are followed, such as:

Avoiding on-site congestion;
Utilizing test kits for those with significant symptoms; and
Ensuring that social distancing and other safety protocols are maintained.

The drive-thru sites will be open to employees, students and the public, and on-site evaluation will be available by appointment only for those 18 years of age or older who qualify after mandatory telephone screening.

To make an appointment, call the UT Health RGV Patient Communications Center at 1-833 – UTRGVMD (1-833-887-4863). 

Individuals without insurance can get screened for COVID-19 at no cost. Results of the evaluation will be confirmed within days for those tested, and prescriptions for testing will be provided by UTRGV physicians at the point of care.

Individuals should arrive at the UT Health RGV drive-thru site with their identification.

If parents think their child has been exposed to COVID-19 and their child develops a fever and symptoms such as a cough or difficulty breathing, they should call their doctor’s office or one of our UT Health RGV Pediatric Specialty physicians for medical advice.

UTRGV will continue to work with local and state officials, as well as local hospitals, to ensure that mitigating the spread of COVID-19 and its impact on the community is a priority.

For additional questions about symptoms, prescriptions and UTRGV COVID-19 drive-thru appointment times, call 1-833-UTRGVMD.  Also visit our website for the latest health information about COVID-19 and what do to do if you are feeling sick or think you have been exposed to the virus.

Source: Message was sent via email from the Office of the Executive Vice President for Health Affairs on March 27, 2020.