Bastrop County COVID-19 Testing Site Information

On Tuesday, March 24, 2020, at 1 p.m., Bastrop County will open a public-restricted specimen-collecting site.


In order to have access to this site, you must have a written referral from a Medical Healthcare Provider. 

Keep in mind that in order to get a written referral from a Medical Healthcare Provider, there is a screening process that the medical professional will follow before approving a test-site appointment.

Below are answers to some Frequently Asked Questions:

I heard there is a testing site in Bastrop. 


  • That is correct. However, this is not an open-access testing site. You must have a referral from a healthcare provider to be tested. 


Why can’t I drive up and get screened?


  • The CDC has stated that only those with symptoms may be tested. There are not enough test kits or personnel for those without symptoms to be tested.


  • This facility is closed to the general public. In order to be tested at this site, you must be referred by a Medical Healthcare Provider that follows the approved screening process for Bastrop County.  

I’m sick. Do I need to get tested now?


  • If you feel sick or are experiencing symptoms, please call your Medical Healthcare Provider for a screening and possible appointment. A Medical Healthcare Provider will determine, upon evaluation, if you need to be tested for COVID-19.  If you do not have a Medical Healthcare Provider please call the Ascension COVID-19 Medical Hotline at 833-978-0649.  


  • If you are experiencing life threatening symptoms, please call 911; or call ahead to an emergency room, in order for medical personnel to prepare for your arrival.   


I noticed that they are doing testing in my neighborhood. Is that a safe thing to do?


  • No tests are actually being done at the Bastrop County site. Swabs are being collected, labelled, and sent to a lab in another county for testing. The Bastrop County COVID-19 site is for specimen collection only.


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