Amid a surge of COVID-19 infections in the area, more free testing sites are being opened in San Antonio to meet the growing demand.

The City of San Antonio issued a statement Friday that it was opening three more testing sites next week. Operated by Community Labs, testing will be done on a walk-up basis only. The PCR test results will be available within 24 hours.

The three new sites will be open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

  • Yates Community Center, 568 Rasa Drive, opens Tuesday.
  • Melendrez Community Center, 5919 W. Commerce St., opens Wednesday.
  • Community Center, 5003 Lord Rd., opens Thursday.

“We’ve been keeping a close eye on the pandemic throughout the entire response, which has allowed us to adjust and leverage resources when they are needed,” said Metro Health Director Claude Jacob.

Also Friday, San Antonio Council District 6 announced it would be offering free tests for five days at Gustafson Stadium, 7001 Culebra Rd., beginning Saturday. No appointment is required to get a test at the drive-thru site, and it is open to all.

District 6 teamed with Abundant Life Christian Fellowship Church, Northside Independent School District, and Community Wellness America to provide the testing.

The city opened two new testing sites — at the Alamo Colleges District Support Operations Building and Palo Alto College — on Thursday and Friday, with another site at St. Philip’s College set to open Monday.

For a list of testing sites and vaccine pop-up clinics, visit covid19.sanantonio.gov. You may also call 311 and select option 8.

Sandra Santos

Sandra Santos is audience editor at the San Antonio Report.