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LIST: COVID-19 testing sites and vaccine clinics in the Valley

8 months 2 weeks 4 days ago Wednesday, January 05 2022 Jan 5, 2022 January 05, 2022 12:09 PM January 05, 2022 in News - Local

With the demand for COVID-19 testing increasing, several cities and organizations throughout the Rio Grande Valley are opening up several testing sites and vaccine clinics.

The list will be updated throughout as organizations announce new sites for vaccine clinics and testing.

The website Curative has multiple COVID-19 testing kiosks spread throughout the Rio Grande Valley, according to Hidalgo County Precinct 1 Commissioner David Fuentes. To find a testing location near you, go online and type in your zip code for a list of available testing sites. 

CAMERON COUNTY

The Cameron County Emergency Management & Fire Marshal Service will hold multiple COVID-19 vaccine clinics throughout the week.

First, second and booster shots of the Moderna and Pfizer vaccine will be available at these sites:

  • • San Benito Public Health Clinic
    • 1390 W. Expressway 83 in San Benito
  • • Harlingen Public Health Clinic  
    • 711 N. L Street in Harlingen
  • • Mary P. Lucio Health Clinic
    • 1204 Jose Colunga, Jr. in Brownsville.

The clinics will run from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 5.

On Thursday, the clinics will be open Thursday, Jan. 6 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 7.

Additionally, a vaccine clinic will be held at the Father O’Brien Health Clinic on Wednesday, Jan. 5 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 142 Champion Drive in Port Isabel.

Brownsville

  • A mobile COVID-19 test collection site will be open from Wednesday, Jan. 5 through Friday. Jan. 7.
  • PCR and rapid testing will be available at 2050 S. Browne Ave. in Brownsville from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. or until supplies last. 

The Port Clinic (Brownsville)

  • Drive-thru PCR testing will take place at the Port Clinic Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • The Port Clinic is located at 20035 State Highway 48 in Brownsville. Results will take 24 to 72 hours. 

Brownsville Events Center

PCR COVID-19 testing is available at the Brownsville Events Center located at 1 Event Center Blvd. No appointment is needed, but an ID is required for testing. Testing is free for those who are not insured. If you do have insurance, please bring your insurance card.

  • From Jan. 5 to Jan. 7, testing will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 
  • On Jan. 8, testing will take place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.  

Los Fresnos

A mass COVID-19 testing and vaccination site will be held Friday, Jan. 7, and Saturday, Jan 8 in Los Fresnos.

The site will be the Los Fresnos EMS & Fire building at 100 Rodeo Drive. It will run from 9 a.m. through 5 p.m. or until supplies last.

Harlingen

The city of Harlingen will hold two COVID-19 vaccine and booster clinics this week at the Harlingen Health Department located at 502 E. Tyler.

The first vaccine clinic will take place on Wednesday, Jan. 5, from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.

The second clinic will be held on Friday, Jan. 7, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

First, second and booster shots of the Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson and Johnson vaccines will be provided.

UTRGV

Starting Tuesday, Jan. 11, UT Health RGV will open a second COVID-19 testing site, this one in Harlingen at the VA Outpatient Clinic, located near the UTRGV Clinical Education Building at 2106 Treasure Hills Blvd.

The testing site will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., by appointment. 

To make an appointment, call the UT Health RGV COVID-19 line at (833) 888-2268, or register online

The site will be open to employees, students and the public for COVID-19 testing by appointment for those 5 years of age or older. Children 17 and younger must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.  

For children 4 and younger, parents should call their doctor’s office, or contact the UT Health RGV Pediatric Specialty at (956) 296-1960 0r (833) 888-2268, for a COVID-19 pediatric testing appointment.  

Results of the COVID test will be available within 24 to 48 hours and will be posted in the Athena patient portal.  

Individuals should arrive at the drive-thru sites with a photo ID and a copy of their appointment confirmation email.  

Those with insurance are asked to check their COVID-19 benefits. Uninsured patients will go through the Health Resources and Services Administration’s COVID-19 Uninsured Program. 

HIDALGO COUNTY

The county is making COVID-19 vaccines available for homebound residents as part of the Hidalgo County COVID-19 Homebound Vaccine Program. Those who are home bound and in need of a vaccine are urged to call 956-292-7765 to see if they qualify for a home visit.

Edinburg

On Wednesday, UT Health RGV began holding a drive-thru COVID-19 testing site by appointment only.

The testing site will continue on Monday, Jan. 10, Wednesday, Jan. 12, and Friday, Jan. 14.  Drive-thru tests will be available, by appointment, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the UTRGV CESS Building, located on 1407 E. Freddy Gonzalez Drive and Expressway frontage. 

To make an appointment, register online or call 833-888-2268.

The site will be open to employees, students and the public for COVID-19 testing by appointment for those 5 years of age or older. Children 17 and younger must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.  

For children 4 and younger, parents should call their doctor’s office, or contact the UT Health RGV Pediatric Specialty at (956) 296-1960 0r (833) 888-2268, for a COVID-19 pediatric testing appointment.  

Results of the COVID test will be available within 24 to 48 hours and will be posted in the Athena patient portal.  

Individuals should arrive at the drive-thru sites with a photo ID and a copy of their appointment confirmation email.  

Those with insurance are asked to check their COVID-19 benefits. Uninsured patients will go through the Health Resources and Services Administration’s COVID-19 Uninsured Program. 

PALMVIEW

Free COVID-19 testing will be offered at a drive-thru site in Palmview on Saturday, Jan. 8 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 34 W. Palma Vista Dr.

Rapid and PCR testing will be available.

PRECINCT FOUR

On Friday, Jan. 7, Hidalgo County Precinct 4 will hold a free COVID-19 testing and vaccine site from 8 a.m. through 5 p.m. PCT4 Endowment Center located at 107 Sunflower Road in Edinburg. 

No appointment is necessary. 

WILLACY COUNTY

Raymondville

The Raymondville ISD Health Clinic will be holding a vaccine clinic on Wednesday, January 5. The clinic will be held at 419 FM 3168 from 4:30 p.m. through 6:30 p.m. For more information, call 956-689-8152. 

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