MedStar, Tarrant County Public Health partner for in-home COVID-19 testing for people under investigation

March 27,2020

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A new partnership between MedStar and Tarrant County Public Health (TCPH) will send specially-trained MedStar personnel into the homes of residents who are being monitored for COVID-19, to complete a medical assessment and collect the sample needed for TCPH to conduct additional testing.

TCPH will provide MedStar with the test kits and a list of people who may require in-home testing.

TCPH will retain the responsibility of notifying the resident the results of the test.

The goal of the program is to prevent people who are under investigation for the COVID-19 virus from having to travel in public for further evaluation, unless they are seriously ill and in need of medical attention.

MedStar is providing this service at no cost to TCPH.