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State Contractor for COVID-19 Testing in Nursing Facilities and Assisted Living Facilities

Last updated on 7/6/2020

The Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) has contracted with Omnicare to administer Coronavirus (COVID-19) tests in nursing facilities and assisted living facilities beginning in July. Omnicare is replacing the National Guard units, which are being demobilized.

Omnicare will provide Point of Care testing and will provide results the same day testing occurs.

The Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) will provide Omnicare with a list of facilities for testing. Omnicare will contact the facilities directly to schedule COVID-19 testing and will provide more detail about the process at that time.

Facilities interested in requesting testing should contact their Long-Term Care Regulation regional director to be added to the list.