MEHOP Family Medicine provides COVID-19 testing for the residents of Matagorda and Wharton Counties.

If you or someone in your care believes they have a medical condition which may be related to COVID-19 and would like to use MEHOP services the following steps must be taken before arriving at the clinic:

  1. Contact our clinic first about seeking medical attention and/or testing at 979-245-2008. Walk-in visits are discouraged and may put others at risk.
  2. Calling ahead allows our medical providers to help the patient gain access to the most appropriate care in the fastest, safest way possible.
  3. During the phone call the patient will be screened to see if they meet testing criteria.
  4. If testing criteria are met, the patient will be given further instructions for arriving at the clinic.

 Criteria for COVID-19 testing:

  • People who are experiencing symptoms of fever, cough, shortness of breath, or other respiratory conditions.


  • Had close contact with anyone diagnosed with or suspected of having COVID-19.

Clinic locations and hours are:

  • Wharton – 10141 U.S. Hwy. 59, Ste. A. (located within OakBend Hospital’s Wharton campus at the back of the building). Monday – Friday 8am-5pm.
  • Bay City – 1700 Golden Ave. Monday – Friday 8am-8:30pm, Saturday’s 7am-4:30pm and Sunday’s 8am- 12pm.
  • Palacios – 307 Green Ave. Ste. A (same location as Palacios Medical Clinic). Tuesday’s and Thursday’s 8am – 6pm.

 COVID-19 Testing/Lab Fees

  • Matagorda County (LabCorp) – $51 full price for the PCR COVID test, discounts may apply.
  • Wharton County (CPL Labs) – $70 full price for the PCR COVID test, discounts may apply.
  • Testing/Lab fees for any patient that is below 200% of poverty level will be waived.
  • Patients with insurance, fees will be charged to their insurance carrier.

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