Coronavirus drive-thru testing to open in downtown Fort Worth

April 8,2020


See full Fort Worth Star-Telegram article by Kaley Johnson here.

A healthcare organization will start offering drive-thru testing for coronavirus in downtown Fort Worth on Friday, a group announced Wednesday.

Fort Worth-based 3D Healthcare will start taking appointments for COVID-19 testing at 914 Lamar St. The group started handing out fliers downtown on Wednesday.

“We’re really just trying to speed up the process because all reports so far have been that people who think they’ve been exposed have to wait a week before getting access (to testing),” Nick Cain, head of operations for 3D Healthcare, said.

The healthcare organization partnered with MedScan, a CDC certified lab out of Houston, and Guardian Visiting Physicians to offer testing. People can call or visit the group’s website to make appointments, most of which can be done the same day, Cain said.

Patients will speak with physicians via smart phone, tablet, or computer to assess their symptoms before being administered a test. Results will be available within 24 to 48 hours.

Without insurance, the test will cost $199. Medicaid, Medicare and other insurance covers that cost, according to the group’s flier.

The group has 500 tests on hand and can adjust that based on need. As of Wednesday, Cain said they had already received requests for appointments.

“We’ve been in the testing space mostly offering different types of new genetic tests and physicians tests,” Cain said. “But when this pandemic hit, we realized we were uniquely suited to lend a hand and put up a drive-thru site.”

Fred Kimble is the CEO of 3D Healthcare and Guard Healthcare.

For more information or to make an appointment, visit the group’s website at www.3dhealth-care.com or call at 833-219-7922.

This makes the third site for drive-thru testing in Fort Worth.

Urgent Care for Kids has locations across the Dallas-Fort Worth area, and has two sites in Fort Worth and locations in Mansfield and Arlington that offer drive-through COVID-19 testing for both adults and kids. People seeking testing do not need to be existing patients of Urgent Care for Kids, said Brian White, the company’s CEO.