If you have had to get a COVID test at all in the last few months, you may know that it is not as easy as you may think. My family had to get tested a couple of months ago after being exposed and we hit up a local urgent care center. Understandably the waiting room was beyond full and we were there over 2 hours. 

Plus there was a charge for several of us to get tested. No problem, no complaints, I am simply telling you my experience. Before we stopped at the particular urgent care center, we had stopped by one other only to be told that 'they were out.' Major bummer but thankfully we had other options.

I say all of these things to say this, the City of Odessa has partnered with Curative to provide FREE COVID-19 testing.


McKinney Park in Odessa 625 W. Pool rd. (enter on W. Pool Road West of S. Sam Houston)

Open Monday-Friday 8 am to 4:30 pm


the test is a PCR test that will get you results in 24-48 hours

If you have symptoms or have been exposed to someone who tested positive for COVID, you can stop by this FREE drive thru COVID testing site.

LOOK: Answers to 30 common COVID-19 vaccine questions

While much is still unknown about the coronavirus and the future, what is known is that the currently available vaccines have gone through all three trial phases and are safe and effective. It will be necessary for as many Americans as possible to be vaccinated in order to finally return to some level of pre-pandemic normalcy, and hopefully these 30 answers provided here will help readers get vaccinated as soon they are able.
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