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Amistad health center stages first free drive-through COVID-19 test

Coronavirus testing will be provided at two local locations
Posted at 4:49 PM, Jul 26, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-27 19:20:00-04

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Amistad Community Health Clinic on 1500 South Brownlee held its first COVID-19 testing on Tuesday. It will have more drive-thru free testing on Tuesdays and Thursdays by appointment.

Once you set up your appointment, you just drive up to the clinic's parking lot.

"Maybe people got comfortable and didn't think that they could get it but it's very important to get tested," said April Loveless, the program director for the Amistad Community Health Center. "It's also very important to get vaccinated. We do COVID vaccines here every day so if anyone wanted to come in to get their vaccine they're more than welcome just to walk in and we'll get them in."

Results of the tests are back within 24 to 48 hours.

The county health department also has testing available on Wednesday by appointment.

And if you need to be vaccinated, the COVID-19 vaccine clinic still is set up at La Palmera Mall. No appointment is necessary there.

The clinic is open during normal mall business hours.