Drive-thru COVID-19 testing available at Rowlett Walmart beginning Friday

Drive-thru COVID-19 testing available at Rowlett Walmart (2501 Lakeview Parkway) beginning Friday, May 15

Testing available Monday/Wednesday/Friday

7-9am (the days/hours could increase depending on demand)

Appointment is required – visit (registration/appointments for our Rowlett location site will open Thursday, May 14 – 24 hours before the first appointment)

Who can be tested?

The drive-through testing sites is available to those who meet CDC and state and local guidelines on who should be tested, including first responders, health care providers, front line workers and others with symptoms of COVID-19, as well as those in high risk groups without symptoms.

What type of test is it?

The site will use a self-administered nasal swab test that will allow those being tested to swab their own nose onsite while in their vehicles, observed by a trained Walmart pharmacist to ensure the sample is taken correctly, and drop the sealed sample into a container on their way out of the drive-thru site.

How long does it take to get results?

Walmart’s lab partner, eTrueNorth, delivers results in three-five days. Patients will be notified of their test results and instructed how to proceed should they test positive.

Are Walmart associates at the test sites?

Walmart pharmacists are observing the swabbing. Other Walmart associates are helping with on-site support tasks such as directing traffic and ID checks at the testing sites.

Is there a cost for the test?

There is no out-of-pocket cost to the individual.

Is Walmart being paid for these sites?

No. Walmart is donating their parking lot space, site supplies and materials, and their associates’ time.

Thank you to our community partners at Walmart for bringing this testing site to Rowlett!

Also in Rockwall:

Tuesday, May 19th WHERE: Lake Pointe Church 701 E. Interstate 30 Rockwall, TX 75087 TIME: 10am to 6pm REGISTER: or Call 512.883.2400 Tests are conducted by appointment only and are free for anyone. 200 tests will be available. 

Source: As reported in the Rowlett News e-newsletter by Gaylyn & Larry Beckham!

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