Car sits next to tent at drive-thru testing site

Drive-Thru Rapid COVID-19 Testing

As part of Melissa ISD’s continued mitigation efforts surrounding COVID-19, the district’s onsite rapid COVID-19 testing program expanded to offer drive-thru testing for students and employees.

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 for Melissa ISD students and employees only and a completed permission form is required.

  • Tests are free of charge.

  • Drive-thru testing is first come, first served during testing hours, while supplies last.

  • Initial test results are available within 15-20 minutes. However, please be prepared to experience wait times due to the large volume of test requests.

  • 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.

If your student is being tested:

  • A completed parental consent form is required in order for a student to receive a rapid onsite COVID-19 test from Melissa ISD. Use the following links to print the parental consent form: English | Spanish.

  • Upon arrival, the parent/guardian must present their drivers license, the completed consent form, and everyone in the car must be wearing a disposable mask.

For employees who are being tested: 

How to Get Tested at the Drive-Thru Site:

Drive-thru testing is available Monday through Friday from 7:15 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. by text request only on school days. 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. Print and fill out the appropriate permission form(s) - see requirements above.

  2. Request a test for you and/or your student(s) by sending a text to 972-837-3816 with the following information: 

    • Name of parent/guardian or employee.

    • Total number of students and/or employees who need to be tested in your car.

  3. Await a text response with your appointment time.

When you arrive at the testing site:

  1. Please arrive no earlier than 15 minutes prior to your appointment time.

  2. Make sure that everyone in your car is wearing a face mask (preferably a disposable face mask).

  3. Have your completed permission form(s) and drivers license ready to show the testing facilitator.

  4. Enter the drive-thru line, located near the east parking lot at 1904 Cooper Street. Look for the signage and the red tent. Click here to view a map of the drive-thru testing site.

    • If you enter the drive-thru line without your completed permission form(s), you will be asked to exit the line, park to complete the form(s) in your car, and re-enter the line.

  5. Stay in your car.

  6. While sitting in line, text HERE to 972-837-3816 to notify the test facilitator that you have arrived.

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

Drive-Thru Testing Map