Car sits next to tent at drive-thru testing site

Drive-Thru Rapid COVID-19 Testing

Melissa ISD has resumed drive-thru rapid COVID-19 testing at the Home Office, open to students and employees by appointment only, while supplies last.

Drive-Thru Testing Requirements

General Requirements:

  • You must stay in your car the entire time you are at the drive-thru testing site.

  • Drive-thru testing is open to Melissa ISD students and Employees who are experiencing symptoms consistent with COVID-19.

  • Students under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

  • Tests are free of charge.

  • Drive-thru testing is offered by appointment only.

  • A photo ID and completed consent form will be required; forms will be provided upon arrival.

  • Initial test results are typically available within 15-20 minutes.

  • If you choose to have your student tested for COVID-19 at the drive-thru testing site, the student’s test result (whether positive or negative) can serve as medical documentation for a medically-excused absence, as long as the documentation is turned in to the school.

How to Get Tested at the Drive-Thru Site

Drive-thru testing is available by appointment only Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 7:45 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. when school is in session. You must request a test in advance of arriving at the testing site; you will be assigned an appointment time. The drive-thru testing site is located outside of the Melissa ISD Home Office, 1904 Cooper Street, near the east parking lot. Click here to view a map of the drive-thru testing site.

Prior to arriving at the testing site:

  1. Request an appointment by sending a text to 972-837-3816 with the following information: 

    • employee or student's first and last name, and

    • student's grade level and campus they attend.

  2. You will receive a text response with an appointment time and further instructions.

When you arrive at the testing site:

  1. Please arrive promptly at your appointment time, not before or after.

  2. The testing procedure requires that everyone in the car wear a face mask the entire time they are at the testing site. If you don't have a mask, the district will provide one for you upon arrival.

  3. Have your drivers license ready to show the testing facilitator.

  4. Enter the drive-thru line, located near the east parking lot outside of the Melissa ISD Home Office at 1904 Cooper Street. Look for the signage and the red tent.

    • Note: Due to construction, access to the Home Office directly from Cooper Street is temporarily unavailable. To reach the Home Office from Highway 5, turn east onto Harrison Street, and then south (right) onto Sherman Street which then becomes Cooper Street.

      Click here to view a map of the drive-thru testing site.

  5. Stay in your car.

  6. The test facilitator will come to your car to facilitate your self-administered test(s).

Drive-Thru Testing Map