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Clarification About Free COVID-19 Testing Initiative for NFs and ALFs

Last updated on 7/13/2020

The Texas Division of Emergency Management has contracted with Omnicare to administer COVID-19 tests. In nursing facilities, it is for staff only and in assisted living facilities it is for both staff and residents. This is a clarification.

Omnicare is providing point-of-care testing at no charge to the facility. Most results are provided to the facility within 24 to 48 hours.

Omnicare will contact certain facilities to schedule COVID-19 testing. They will provide more detail about the process at that time. Facilities can request testing by contacting their HHSC regional director if they have not been contacted by Omnicare.