Where can you get tested for the COVID-19 virus? This map has COVID-19 testing locations around San Antonio. Some are free, some are not. Some sites are pop-up testing locations that last from 1-2 days. This map will change as more information becomes available. The City of San Antonio announced that city-run testing sites would only test symptomatic people beginning July 6. They also asked for those people who are getting tested that have insurance to please no go to the free testing locations, so those who are uninsured can get tested.
Written by Rebecca Espinoza on Jun 23 2020 - 12:24pm
Written by Edmond Ortiz on May 14 2020 - 2:24pm
The state of Texas is easing some restrictions, but the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic are deep and lasting across the community. Many residents have suffered job loss or furloughs, others have been unable to gain immediate physical or mental healthcare access. Others cannot afford to buy food or other basic necessities. But several area organizations are furnishing a variety of services to help the public. Here are a few:
Written by Diego Bernal on Nov 15 2016 - 11:04pm
Editor's Note: This column has been republished with the permission of Texas Rep. Diego Bernal. He originally published his education report here. My commitment to public education is rooted in two core beliefs: The first is that education can solve our most pressing problems — poverty, hunger, inadequate health care, the lack of affordable housing, unemployment, crime, the need for criminal justice reform, and many more.
Written by Texas Tribune on Jun 13 2016 - 1:47pm
by Kiah Collier, Texas Tribune Fifth and eighth graders who failed STAAR exams this year won’t be held back a grade or be required to retest later this month, Education Commissioner Mike Morath announced late Friday, citing “ongoing reporting issues” with the state’s new testing vendor.
Written by San Antonio Me… on Jun 3 2015 - 1:22pm
A little-noticed law signed last week by Gov. Greg Abbott mandates syphilis testing of pregnant women in the third trimester. The additional test helps prevent infants from being born with congenital syphilis and gives them a real chance at living syphilis-free.
Written by CharlotteAnne Lucas on Nov 30 2014 - 12:37pm
REPLAY VIDEO: NOWCastSA webcast the 2014 World AIDS Day Gathering of Remembrance and Hope on Dec. 2, 2014 at St. Philip’s College’s Watson Theater, 1801 Martin Luther King Dr. The event featured free on-site HIV, Syphilis and Hep C testing, a social gathering, informational booths and a special commemorative presentation.
Written by Tawseef Ali on Jun 5 2013 - 7:41pm
REPLAY VIDEO: Should you be screened for HIV? If you live in Bexar County, chances are your physician has been tested, and you should too. Presenters at the June 6, 2013 Bexar County HIV Summit say that HIV tests are effective and increasingly affordable, and the results are always kept private. You can replay video from the summit right here on this page.
Written by School of Medicine on Oct 31 2012 - 3:21pm
Hepatitis C virus appears to strike South Texas Hispanics disproportionately, and some persons are not diagnosed until the liver-harming infection is in its late stages. Baby boomers born between 1945 and 1965 are at heightened risk, statistics show.
Written by San Antonio AI… on Oct 7 2011 - 12:20pm
Information from press release Latinos Unite! Let’s Stay Healthy In the United States, and specifically in San Antonio, Texas, the HIV/AIDS epidemic has adversely affected the Latino community. On Saturday, Oct. 15, a collaborative of 14 HIV/AIDS service organizations will be hosting the free National Latino AIDS Awareness Day Health Fair at Main Plaza (N. Main and E. Commerce St.) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.