COVID19 Testing

Get a COVID-19 Test in Blanco County

Blanco County offers COVID-19 testing to anyone who lives or works in Blanco County, regardless if you have insurance or not. If you are in need of COVID-19 testing, please go to:

Once your registration has been processed, you will be contacted by EMS to set up your appointment. Over 90% of testing registrations are scheduled SAME BUSINESS DAY.

The testing offered in Blanco County is a highly accurate molecular test, which is sent off every weekday via private aircraft to an accredited lab for analysis. Rapid Testing is also available for anyone who is currently symptomatic within the first 5 days of their symptoms. If you are wanting to add-on a Rapid Test, please notify the EMS Staff Member who contacts you to schedule your appointment. Please note that if you choose to have a rapid test performed, a molecular (PCR) test will be sent off to the lab as well.

Current Lab Turnaround Time (PCR Test):
1-2 Days

Get a COVID-19 Test at Home

If you want to complete a self-collected COVID-19 test in the comfort of your own home, there are multiple services which offer this service. This is a particularly helpful option for those individuals who are needing a COVID-19 test for travel or other reasons, where advanced notice is available.

While there are many testing providers which offer this service, we have verified that the following providers offer accurate and credible molecular testing that have proper FDA authorization under a EUA with quick turnaround times:

These providers will ship your COVID-19 Test Kit to your home and include instructions on how to perform the test and send it back to their lab.

COVID-19 Testing on the Weekend

The majority of COVID-19 Testing Providers utilize the same major national laboratories, which only fly specimens to the labs on weekdays. Because of this, Blanco County only offers COVID-19 testing on weekdays, as any specimens collected on the weekend will sit in a refrigerator over the weekend, resulting in delays. Ultimately, this is a good thing, as it allows the laboratories (which work 7 days a week) an opportunity to clear out any backlog. If you register for COVID-19 Testing in Blanco County on the weekend, your registration will be processed and you will be tested on Monday.

If this delay presents a problem for you, there is one COVID-19 Testing Provider which typically performs tests on the weekend which actually drive your test to the lab on the weekend.

Curative normally has a COVID-19 Testing Van available in Dripping Springs on the weekend, which transports your COVID-19 test to their laboratory near Austin. Although this option may not be convenient for everyone, it is an additional option for those individuals who need answers quickly on the weekend!

The average turnaround time for COVID-19 tests performed by Curative is 24-48 hours.

You can check the availability of testing at Curative by CLICKING HERE.