Free Testing Sites for COVID-19

Free COVID-19 testing is being provided by eTrueNorth at these East Texas locations:

Each of the eTrueNorth testing locations provide COVID-19 testing through the self-administered nasal swab testing is available for anyone, whether you have symptoms or not. 

Persons must provide an email address, so that you can receive your test results from eTrueNorth. These drive-thru testing sites are only by appointment.

Click here to view the days and hours of operation, and to register for a free drive-thru COVID-19 testing appointment with eTrueNorth

COVID Testing Locations in Tyler

Some of these testing sites may require payment before a COVID-19 test is provided, and may require that you actively show symptoms of COVID-19 infection.

** HRS Medical - 212 Old Grande Boulevard, Suite C-118 (behind Tradition's Restaurant and next to Bernard's Restaurant)

Phone Number: (903) 502 - 4382     |     Website: 

  • Mondays through Thursdays from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.
  • Fridays from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m.

** CareFirst Medical - 13027 Hwy 155 South (south of Loop 323 at the intersection of Frankston Highway and Lake Placid Road)

Phone Number: (903) 839 - 1000     |     Website:

  • Mondays through Thursdays from 8:00 a.m. until 5:30 p.m.
  • Fridays from 8:00 a.m. until 1:30 p.m.

** You are also encouraged to contact your primary medical care provider to determine their availability to provide COVID testing.

Click here to view all available drive-thru and walk-in COVID-19 testing locations in East Texas

Some COVID testing sites in the above hyperlink may require payment before a COVID-19 test is provided, and may require that you show symptoms of COVID-19 infection.

FREE COVID At-Home Tests Can Be Sent Directly to You!

Every home in the U.S. is eligible to order 4 free at-⁠home COVID-⁠19 tests. The tests are completely free.

Orders will usually ship in 7-12 days. Click here to order your 4 free tests so you have them when you need them.

Monoclonal Antibody Treatment for COVID-19

NET Health does not provide monoclonal antibody therapy yet there are several regional and statewide clinics that provide antibody therapies to certain high-risk patients.

You may qualify for monoclonal antibody treatment for little to no cost. Qualification depends on age, health history, how long you’ve had symptoms of COVID-19, and other factors.

Click here to view the available COVID-19 monoclonal antibody treatment centers in Texas.

Guidance for COVID-Positive Individuals

Click here to learn the CDC recommendations for when a COVID-positive individual should quarantine.

Click here to learn the CDC recommendations for persons who are fully vaccinated.

Call First!  Before you go to a doctor, please call first.

This is the protocol established by the CDC because it helps to decrease the number of false positive tests and it helps to ensure that the available testing kits for COVID-19 are being utilized in an appropriate and efficient manner.

Keep in mind that you may be able to isolate and care for themselves at home.

If you are an existing patient with UT Health East Texas, click here.

If you are an existing patient with CHRISTUS Health System, click here.

Persons seeking COVID-19 testing must first call your healthcare provider and tell them about your symptoms and your exposure, before you make the trip.

Persons who may exhibit symptoms of the Coronavirus, as well as persons whom believe they have been exposed to someone with COVID-19, need to directly contact their doctor and inform the clinic/hospital that you are about to travel to their facility, before actually traveling to that facility.

Testing Options for Persons Without a Medical Provider

  • People with no health insurance who live in Smith County
    • The Center for Healthy Living is operating a COVID-19 Call Center available for uninsured citizens of Smith County.
      • Speak with a Community Health Worker by calling (903) 593 - 7474
      • Prospective patients may contact NET Health COVID-19 Call Center Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Persons with no health insurance who live outside of Smith County
    • Call 2-1-1, and select "Option 6"
      • They will direct you to low-cost or no-cost providers in your area.
      • This phone number is answered anytime - day or night.

Testing at a medical provider is only available with a doctor’s order.

Doctors and physicians will determine if a patient meets the CDC criteria to actually have a COVID-19 test performed.  If the person does not meet the criteria, then they will not be administered the Coronavirus test.