News Flash

Community News

Posted on: April 14, 2020

Galveston County Health District opening island testing site

Galveston County Health District on Thursday will open its free COVID-19 testing to anyone, regardless of symptoms, and expand its drive-thru testing to Galveston.

Testing will be available in Galveston Thursday-Saturday (April 16-18) by appointment only at Fire Station No. 5, 5728 Ball St. To make an appointment in Galveston, please call 409.978.4080.

Testing will continue to be available by appointment only in Texas City at the Galveston County Health District, 9850 Emmett F. Lowry Expressway. To make an appointment in Texas City, please call 409.978.4040.

Those being tested should bring a form of identification including driver’s license, a bill with their name, etc. Only those who have an appointment will be tested. 

The entire testing process – from entry to exit – is estimated to take 30 minutes. A Galveston County Health District representative will contact those being tested with results within 48-72 hours.

For more information on COVID-19 testing, please visit www.gchd.org/testing.

Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in Community News

Partial beach opening begins Monday

Posted on: April 23, 2020
Stuck at Home ad

Remember to complete the Census

Posted on: March 30, 2020

Orden de Permanecer en Casa

Posted on: March 29, 2020
essential services-2

Essential city services guide

Posted on: March 26, 2020
Report Price Gauging

Report suspected price gauging

Posted on: March 16, 2020
Sepcial events

City revises Special Events policy

Posted on: March 16, 2020
PreventSpread

City monitoring COVID-19 developments

Posted on: March 12, 2020
Tree City USA designation

Galveston recognized as Tree City USA

Posted on: February 21, 2020
Strand ordinance

Strand ordinance rules explained

Posted on: December 6, 2019
olsen

City Council confirms new Fire Chief

Posted on: October 22, 2019

City Council approves tax rate, budget

Posted on: September 20, 2019