Special to The Dallas Examiner
As Dallas County’s public health system, Parkland Health & Hospital System is continuing to target COVID-19 outreach efforts to southern Dallas County where the need is greatest. Parkland is partnering with Dallas County Health and Human Services, the City of Dallas, and the federal government to set-up two additional walk-up testing sites. Locations may be adjusted as needed from week-to-week to meet demand in targeted ZIP codes.
Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins, who has advocated for additional testing sites in southern Dallas County stated, “I’m pleased to announce that we’re opening two new sites in southern Dallas for COVID-19 testing. It’s important that we take the testing to where it’s needed most and that is in communities without health coverage due to our State’s decision not to expand Medicaid. These communities don’t have the medical resources of communities who have a pay source to pay for their health care. I’m pleased that starting Monday, they’ll have more opportunities for testing. I’m hopeful that the COVID-19 crisis will spur a conversation in the state towards accepting Medicaid expansion and ensuring that all of our working families have access to primary care and the medical resources that access provides.”
The two new sites opening to the public on Monday, June 8 are:
Monday, June 8 – Saturday, June 13
8 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Red Bird Mall / Westmoreland Park
7222 S. Westmoreland Road, Dallas 75237
Inspired Vision Compassion Center
2019 N. Masters Drive, Dallas 75217
For more information, call DCHHS at 214-819-2000 or visit https://www.dallascounty.org/departments/dchhs/2019-novel-coronavirus.php. For more information about Parkland Health & Hospital System, visit www.parklandhospital.com