If you think you have the Coronavirus, please call the Corpus Christi – Nueces County Public Health District for instructions at (361) 826-7200 (option 2). Staff will explain the Testing Process and advise on the next steps to take.
All Testing Options
Coastal Bend Wellness Foundation »
The Coastal Bend Wellness Foundation is offering COVID-19 testing. Please call (361) 356-9572 for more information and to schedule an appointment. All tests are done by appointment only. No walk-ins will be admitted. If you have insurance, your insurance will be billed for the test, but there are no co-pays. If you do not have insurance, you will not be charged for the test. Free testing made possible by the Mayor’s Disaster Recovery Fund at Coastal Bend Community Foundation. The Corpus Christi Wellness Foundation is located at 2882 Holly Road in Corpus Christi and operates Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Visit www.cbwellness.org for more information.
CVS COVID-19 Testing Centers
CVS Health is conducting drive-up coronavirus testing (COVID-19). Limited appointments are available to patients who qualify. Patients must legally reside in the state where the test is given and be 18 years of age or older. Patients being tested are required to stay in their vehicles and surfaces are sanitized after each visit.
- 3205 South Alameda Location »
Please call (361) 814 8305 for more information.
- 7798 S. Padre Island Dr. Location »
Please call (361) 986-0000 for more information.
- 4166 South Staples Street Location »
Please call (361) 854-5318 for more information.
- 1240 South Port Avenue Location »
Please call (361) 882-2586 for more information.
- 4801 South Alameda Street Location »
Please call (361) 992-5729 for more information.
- 2102 Airline Road Location »
Please call (361) 993-6661 for more information.
- 14525 South Padre Island Drive Location »
Please call (361) 949-4894 for more information.
- 4102 Ayers Street Location »
Please call (361) 855-6261 for more information.
- 1000 No. First St, Robstown Location »
Please call (361) 387-7591 for more information.
- 710 Highway 361, Port Aransas Location »
Please call (361) 749-2277 for more information.
- Search CVS Testing Locations »
Walgreens is now a COVID-19 Test Collection Site and will be testing daily and free of charge. The only Walgreens location providing COVID-19 Testing at this time is located at 4501 Ayers Street, Corpus Christi, Texas 78415.
Physicians Premier ER »
Physicians Premier ER is now a COVID-19 Test Collection Site and will be testing daily. Testing is by appointment only at any location. Call any location for information regarding setting up an appointment.
Promptu Urgent Care »
Promptu Urgent Care is now a COVID-19 Test Collection Site and will be testing daily. Testing is by appointment only at any location. Call any location for information regarding setting up an appointment.
StatCare Urgent Care »
StatCare Urgent Care is a COVID-19 Test Collection Site and will be testing daily. Testing is available to Walk-Ins. No appointment is needed for testing. Call any location for more information.
TLC Complete Care ER – Corpus Christi
TLC Complete Care ER is providing daily testing at 7330 S. Staples St. Corpus Christi, Texas 78413. Testing is by appointment only. Call 361-336-0136 for more information regarding setting up an appointment.
COVID-19 Test Collections Sites »
With this app, provided by the Texas Department of State Health Services, you can view COVID-19 test collection sites in Texas.
COVID-19 Self-Checker »
The Coronavirus Self-Checker provided by the CDC is an interactive clinical assessment tool that will assist individuals ages 13 and older, and parents and caregivers of children ages 2 to 12 on deciding when to seek testing or medical care if they suspect they or someone they know has contracted COVID-19 or has come into close contact with someone who has COVID-19.
Nueces County Social Services
Direct client services include financial assistance with rent, utilities, food, transportation and indigent burials or cremations. Applicants must meet agency criteria and income eligibility.
For more information, visit the Nueces County website. https://www.nuecesco.com/county-services/social-services
Whether you need help finding food or housing, child care, crisis counseling or substance abuse treatment, one number is all you need to know. Simply call 2-1-1 or visit their website at www.211texas.org. 2-1-1 Texas, a program of the Texas Health and Human Services Commission, is committed to helping Texas citizens connect with the services they need. Whether by phone or internet, our goal is to present accurate, well-organized and easy-to-find information from state and local health and human services programs. We accomplish this through the work of our 25 Area Information Centers (AICs) across the state. 2-1-1 Texas is a free, anonymous social service hotline available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
Texas Department of State Health Services Call Center for COVID-19 Questions
DSHS is heading the state's response to COVID-19. A call center has been established to answer questions and address concerns. DSHS call center can be reached at (877) 570-9779 Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. - 6 p.m.
City of Corpus Christi Call Center
Access services and report problems. Call Center Representatives can assist you Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. For questions about City services, call 311.
Restaurant Owner Assistance
Updated January 13, 2021: The Texas Restaurant Association has partnered with TransPecos Banks to provide easier access to PPP Loans. TransPecos is headquartered in San Antonio. They are assisting all restaurant owners regardless of size. You do not have to be a banking member. Apply at: http://transpecosbanks.com
Senior Services, a division of the City's Parks and Recreation Department, offers curbside meals at 8 senior centers and the Meals on Wheels program. View the Senior Services web page for more information.
Feeding Texas has a network of 21 food banks serves all 254 counties in Texas through over 3,000 local partners, feeding more than 4 million Texans annually. Find a Local Food Bank by searching your zip code.
The Texas Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Division offers a Texting Tool to help Texans in finding a meal site. Simply text FOODTX or COMIDA to 877-877 to receive a text with the three closest meal sites to your location.
Grocery Delivery/Curbside Services
Disclaimer: The businesses linked below are not endorsed by the City of Corpus Christi and are provided for informational purposes only.
Browse H-E-B products at your nearest H-E-B that offers curbside and delivery services. Browse by department - see & compare prices, store availability, and add items to your grocery shopping list.
Wal-Mart's pickup and delivery services offer safe shopping practices. For delivery, they will bypass the signature, asking delivery drivers to simply leave the order on customers’ doorsteps.
For Sam's Club Members, curbside Pickup is a free service that lets you shop your club and pick up your order, all without leaving your car. Shop online or in the Sam's Club app. When your order is ready, just head to the club and check in via text or app. Park in a curbside Pickup spot, and we'll load your car for you.
The vitamins listed below are recommended to help with overall health, especially for those who are battling COVID-19.
- Vitamin C: 500 mg BID or 1000 mg daily
- Quercetin 250-500mg twice a day
- Zinc 75-100 mg/day
- Melatonin (slow release): Begin with 0.3mg and increase as tolerated to 2mg at night
- Vitamin D3: 1000-4000 u/day
- Optional: Famotidine 20-40mg/day
Employment & Child Care Assistance
Texas Workforce Commission is where you can apply for unemployment benefits.
Texas Education Agency has information on school closings and features a school meal finder.
Workforce Solutions of the Coastal Bend helps members of the community find jobs, training, child care, youth programs and employer services.
Frontline Child Care is an initiative of Texas Governor Greg Abbott and several state agencies. The site helps frontline employees find information on child care options.
Coronavirus Tax Relief
Evictions, Foreclosures and Rental Assistance
City of Corpus Christi Emergency Rental Assistance Program
Beginning July 1, 2021, the City of Corpus Christi is making $8.9 million available for rental assistance. Renters who are behind on their rent or utilities due to a COVID-19 related financial hardship can get help with overdue or upcoming payments. For more information, visit www.cctexas.com/erap.
Nueces County Emergency Rental Assistance Program
Nueces County has $1,696,729.83 in available funding to provide direct assistance through a locally administered program, the Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP). The program is designed to provide emergency rental and utility cost assistance to individuals and households who are at risk of experiencing homelessness or housing instability due to the COVID-19 pandemic. For more information, please visit the Nueces County website.
Federal Register Notice: Temporary Halt in Residential Evictions to Prevent the Further Spread of COVID-19 »
CDC Director Dr. Robert Redfield signed a declaration determining that the evictions of tenants could be detrimental to public health control measures to slow the spread of SARS-Cov-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. The order is effective September 4, 2020 through December 31, 2020.
For more information, view the order »
Texas State Law Library Landlord/Tenant Resources »
Review legal resources related to disasters in Texas. This guide has been updated to reflect information pertaining to the COVID-19 pandemic. Information on this guide is subject to change at any time.
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act was passed by Congress with bipartisan support and signed into law by President Trump on March 27, 2020. The City of Corpus Christi has received 2.4 Million dollars in Federal funds from the CARES Act to help individuals to pay their rent, mortgage or utility bill. Federal funds were made available through grants that the City's Housing and Community Development Department normally receives - the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and the Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG). The City has put together a program on how these funds can be used to help average working families in Corpus Christi. The program was approved by City Council on April 21, 2020. For more information on these programs, view the FY19 CAAP COVID-19 CDBG & ESG and Citizen Participation Plan Amendments »
Help for Texans
Individuals needing assistance should visit the Help for Texans website to search for rental assistance providers in their area. Simply click Long Term Rent Payment Help, enter the city or county, and click on the Find Help button.
Mayor’s Disaster Recovery Fund
In 2017, former Mayor Joe McComb established the Mayor’s Hurricane Harvey Fund in order to accept donations and disburse funds for the recovery following Hurricane Harvey. This fund has recently been renamed Mayor’s Disaster Recovery Fund and is focused on assistance to area nonprofits that are working to meet the demands for critical services during the 2020 COVID-19 Pandemic. Learn more or make a donation on the Coastal Bend Community Foundation website »
The Texas Judicial Branch has provided a list of Court Closures across the state. Please contact the county and/or court directly for the most up to date information.
Charter is offering free Spectrum broadband and Wi-Fi access for 60 days to households with K-12 and/or college students who do not already have a Spectrum broadband subscription at any service level up to 100 Mbps.
AT&T is offering Internet access to qualifying limited income households for $10/month through the Access from AT&T Program. Eligibility has been expanded to families participating in the National School Lunch Program and Head Start.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released information about disinfectants that can kill COVID-19 on surfaces as well as an FAQ section to help answer questions about COVID-19.
If you have a positive test result from ANY source, please call (361) 826-8019 to make an appointment with the COVID-19 Clinic. The COVID-19 Clinic can help you to manage your symptoms. Staff at the COVID-19 Clinic are trained to
• Act as your case manager
• See you in person
• See you through telehealth services
• Help answer questions
• Advise as to when a hospital visit may be needed