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Drive-through testings for COVID-19 for children

The providers at Vecino’s Airline Children’s Clinic are specialists in COVID-19 testing for infants, toddlers, children, and teens through age 17. Testing is administered inside the clinic or at the drive-through station in our parking area. Results of the tests are provided on the same day.

How to make an appointment for COVID-19 testing for your child

Appointments are required for COVID-19 testing at Airline Children’s Clinic.

To schedule, call 713-695-4013. Next-day appointments and a limited number of same-day appointments are available. New patients are always welcome. 

Specialists in testing infants, toddlers, children, and teens

The American Academy of Pediatrics encourages parents to talk to their child’s doctor about testing. A consultation with a pediatrician at Airline Children’s Clinic is included with every testing appointment. The pediatrician will help determine when testing may be a good idea. Generally, children with symptoms of COVID-19 should be tested promptly to determine whether they have an active infection. 

COVID-19 screening, testing, and same-day results

Before your child is tested, a pediatrician will talk with you and your child either in the clinic or through our telemedicine platform. If testing is needed, it will be provided inside the clinic or scheduled as a drive-through test.

After your child has had the test, results will be provided on the same day. A provider will talk with you about the positive or negative result and answer any questions you have as part of the follow-up.

The benefits of testing by pediatric specialists 

Providers at Airline Children’s Clinic are skilled at testing children of all ages and developmental stages. When children are prepared to take a medical test, they become more cooperative and comfortable, which makes it a positive experience for them and their families. 

For example, to help put parents and children at ease, the provider may encourage a young child to pretend to be a statue and sit perfectly still for three seconds, or the child could be given a stuffed animal to hold as the provider takes a nasal swab.

Watch for symptoms

Children with symptoms should be tested to determine whether they have an active infection. If your child has symptoms, call and make an appointment to talk with a pediatrician.

People with COVID-19 have reported a wide range of symptoms, ranging from mild to severe illness. Symptoms may appear two to 14 days after exposure to the virus. People with the following symptoms may have COVID-19:

  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or running nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

This list does not include all possible symptoms. Please check for updates from the Centers for Disease Control.