Tuesday (April 28th), the City of Lubbock Health Department announced it will use Patterson Library as a drive-thru coronavirus (COVID-19) testing site.

The new drive-thru site will open Wednesday, April 29th at 1836 Parkway Drive.

Not everyone will be able to be tested at this site, however. According to the health department, people seeking a coronavirus test must meet at least one specific criteria. Additionally, appointments must be made by phone, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Citizens should call the health department to do so: (806) 775-2933

As of April 27th, there have been 504 confirmed cases of the coronavirus in Lubbock County, with 43 deaths.

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Here is the full press release from the City of Lubbock Health Department:

Starting Wednesday, April 29, 2020, the City of Lubbock Health Department will open a COVID-19 Drive-Thru testing site at Patterson Library. Patterson Library is located at 1836 Parkway Drive.

To be tested, you must meet at least one of the following criteria:

  • Have signs or symptoms of COVID-19
  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Have been around someone who has COVID-19 such as a member of your household or co-worker
  • Are a healthcare worker or work in a facility that cares for high-risk groups such as a retirement or group home

The hours of operation are 1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday by appointment. To make an appointment call the Health Department at 806.775.2933 between 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

There is no cost to be tested. If you have insurance, the Health Department will ask for your insurance information and will bill the insurance carrier. If you do not have insurance, you will not be charged for the testing.

This clinic can only test for COVID-19. Results can only tell if you have an active infection, not if you have ever been infected. If you develop any of the emergency warning signs such as trouble breathing, persistent pain or pressure in the chest, new confusion or bluish lips or face seek medical attention immediately.