Texarkana Veterans Clinic offering free COVID-19 testing for veterans Aug. 1 to Aug. 8

Texarkana Veterans Clinic offering free COVID-19 testing for veterans Aug. 1 to Aug. 8

TEXARKANA, Ar. (KSLA) - Eligible Veterans in the Texarkana area can get tested for free starting on Saturday, Aug. 1.

Drive-through testing will take place from 8 a.m. to noon at the Texarkana Veterans Clinic, 910 Realtor Ave., Texarkana, Arkansas.

Veterans are asked to bring their Veteran ID card or a valid driver’s license to ensure the veteran is enrolled. Veterans who are enrolled in Veterans Health Care are considered eligible.

At this time, non-veterans will not be tested. However, the Department of Health will coordinate any testing of family members, according to Shannon Arledge, the public affairs officer for Overton Brooks VA Medical Center.

Testing is possible through The Overton Brooks VA Medical Center in coordination with the Arkansas Department of Veterans Affairs.

“The Shreveport VA hospital and the ADVA join the nation to stop the spread of the virus. The more Veterans know about their infection status, the more positive action we all take to ending the pandemic,” reads a news release from the VA.

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