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Family Emergency Room opens COVID-19 testing to non-symptomatic individuals

Published on May 13, 2020 under RRnews

Beginning Wednesday, May 13, Williamson County and Family Emergency Room started allowing individuals who wish to be tested for COVID-19, but are not experiencing symptoms, to be tested.

Family Emergency Room is conducting COVID-19 tests by appointment free of charge at its facilities in Round Rock and Cedar Park locations. Residents must go to www.wilco.org/coronavirus to fill out the form first. Schedulers contact patients Monday through Friday; however, appointments are available seven days a week.   

“Having more people tested is an important step to being able to track the spread of COVID-19,” said Williamson County Commissioner Cynthia Long. “We appreciate that our partners at Family Emergency Room have the capacity to open up testing to more individuals who wish to be tested.” 

On April 27, the Williamson County Commissioners Court agreed to provide COVID-19 tests and personal protection equipment (PPE) to Family Emergency Room, which will be administering the testing services at no cost to the county or the public. Williamson County residents can then be tested at either 1925 A.W. Grimes Boulevard in Round Rock, or 3620 E. Whitestone Boulevard in Cedar Park.

Family Emergency Room has six locations throughout Greater Austin, including Cedar Park and Round Rock. The Brushy Creek location is a fully operational hospital, complete with trauma and injury care, onsite imaging and lab processing, and a 24/7 Certified Impact Concussion Center. Family Emergency Room is a longtime trusted community partner, having previously volunteered services in sports medicine and providing health screenings. 

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Source: City of Round Rock

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