Is testing free or do I have to pay?

The answer to the question is not yet completely clear. Governor Abbott and the Texas Department of Insurance (TDI) have asked health insurers and health maintenance organizations operating in Texas to waive costs associated with the testing and telemedicine visits for the diagnosis of coronavirus (COVID-19). Additionally, TDI is requesting that insurers report their actions related to consumer cost-sharing and access to services so that the department can ensure consumers are aware of their available benefits. Complete information may be found at

•    For Private Lab Testing - Cost depends on the lab.

•    Can someone with no health insurance get tested for COVID-19?  Yes, people with no health insurance have the option of getting tested at a public health lab or at a private lab.

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1. How can we help to contain the virus and prevent community spread?
2. What are the best practices to decrease chance of contracting the virus?
3. Are we required to provide documentation to law enforcement about essential travel when we are out and about?
4. Where in Hays County/San Marcos can I be tested?
5. Since a number of conferences have been canceled at our conference center, can the City arrange with Embassy Suites to use any space for Corona Virus testing and/or day care?
6. Can the city help the hospitals in Hays County arrange testing outside the hospital building in their parking lots by loaning the hospitals tents or other types of temporary "structures"?
7. Is testing free or do I have to pay?
8. When should I get tested?
9. Have any travel restrictions been placed at the San Marcos Municipal Airport?
10. If my job is impacted by state or federally mandated closures, will my landlord be able to evict me if I can't pay my rent?
11. Is there a web site or other type of computer site that I can access that will answer at least some of my questions?
12. Current resources for local businesses in San Marcos
13. Workforce Solutions Rural Capital Area Resources
14. You can help San Marcos too!