Drive-Thru COVID-19 Testing

The City of Cleburne and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Cleburne have demobilized its testing center. Please see the video below for information about places to get tested in Cleburne.

Testing Center to demobilize Aug. 28, 2020

The City of Cleburne will close its COVID-19 testing center on Aug. 28 as demand declines and more local testing options are available.

The testing center, made available by Cleburne Fire and Texas Health Cleburne, will conclude operations at the end of business Friday, Aug. 28. The center, which operates out of the Cleburne Senior Center, will have served for 17 weeks and is projected to test more than 2,200 people. The center was available for Cleburne and Johnson County residents who have either been in close contact with a known positive case or exhibiting any of the disease’s symptoms.

 “The testing center has helped thousands of people know their COVID-19 status and provided essential data about community spread,” said Dr. Michelle Beeson, Cleburne’s local health authority. “Now that testing numbers are declining, alternate testing locations are now available, and Johnson County will continue to receive data from the state for surveillance purposes, this is the time for us to demobilize the center.”

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the requirements to be tested?

This program is only open to those with proof of residency for Cleburne or Johnson County. The requirements to be tested include have been in close contact with a known active COVID-19 patient or have at least one symptom associated with COVID-19 such as coughing, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fever, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, or new loss of taste or smell.

What does it cost?

The test will be administered for fee.

How long should I plan to be at the testing center?

Attendees can plan to be at the drive-thru testing center for 10-15 minutes to allow for paperwork and testing.

How is the test administered?

The testing is done by a swab through the nasal passage.

Do I need to wear a mask?

Those showing symptoms are asked to wear a mask to protect the health of the staff administering the test.

When will I get my results?

The result turnaround for the test is about 72 hours.