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Central Health opens clinics and drive-up testing

Thursday, April 16, 2020 by Elizabeth Pagano

CommUnityCare Health clinics announced Wednesday that clinics temporarily closed due to Covid-19 will be reopening. The clinics, which are funded by Central Health, were consolidated on March 23 as focus shifted to telemedicine in an effort to protect the health of patients and staff. In addition, drive-up testing for coronavirus Monday through Friday in eastern Travis County started today. Though locations are still being secured, a press release from Central Health said the testing would take place “in communities like Manor, Colony Park, Austin’s Colony/Hornsby Bend, Del Valle, and Dove Springs.”

Though no appointment, insurance or payment is required for screening, there is a limited number of tests, and medical experts will screen patients for Covid-19 symptoms. (More information is available through CommUnityCare’s Covid-19 Hotline at 512-978-8775.)

To date, these are the testing locations and hours (with hours dependent on the number of tests available). More sites and hours will be established in the future:

CommUnityCare Del Valle Drive-Up Testing
Del Valle at Southeast Metropolitan Park
4511 SH-71 W, Del Valle, TX 78617
9 a.m.-4 p.m., Thursday

CommUnityCare Colony Park Drive-Up Testing
Barbara Jordan Elementary School
6711 Johnny Morris Rd., Austin
9 a.m.-4 p.m., Friday

CommUnityCare Hancock Drive-Up Testing
1000 E 41st Street Ste: 925, Austin
8 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday-Friday
9 a.m.-1 p.m., Saturday

Central Health will hold an emergency meeting today, April 16, at 5:30 p.m. to talk about its Covid-19 response by phone. Those wishing to speak during the meeting can call 512-978-9190 or fill out the online form by 4 p.m. today.

To join the meeting:

Telephone: 888-501-0031
Meeting ID: 1496784507#
Password: 007710#

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