If you think you have the Coronavirus, please call the Corpus Christi – Nueces County Public Health District for instructions at (361) 826-7200. Staff will explain the Testing Process and advise on the next steps to take.
For questions regarding the Nueces County Orders, please call or email Nueces County.
NEW County Hotline:
(From 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.)
Additional Testing Options
Amistad Clinic »
Amistad Clinic is a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) that aims to improve the overall wellness of the people in Corpus Christi, TX. To schedule an appointment, please call (361) 886-3065.
If you are interested in getting tested, simply complete an online form. This website is provided through the coordination of several state departments, including Texas Military Department, Texas Division of Emergency Management, Texas Medical Task Force, and Texas Department of State Health Services.
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 »
With this app, provided by the Texas Department of State Health Services, you can learn about your risks and report exposure to COVID-19
Texas National Guard Mobile Testing Team (MTT)
Please call (512) 883-2400 for more information.
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.
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 (361) 826-2489.
Texas School Meal Finder is provided by the Texas Education Agency (TEA). Search your zip code for more information.
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.
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
Nueces County Orders
Due to the public health emergency, the Office of the Nueces County Judge has advised the Nueces County Justices of the Peace to suspend eviction hearing and writs of possession. View county orders pertaining to evictions and foreclosures here »
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, 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.