Houston Campus Area COVID-19 Resources

Harris County

Testing centers:

They haven’t released the location of testing centers, but you have to do a phone consultation after an online test. If you are at risk, they give you a unique code and the location you need to go for testing.

Harris County Public Health

Houston Food bank resources:

If you need food assistance, 

Find a Houston Food Bank partner near you or use the map below.

Call our helpline at 832-369-9390

Summer Meal Sites for children around Houston

Summer Food Service Program: At Home Children Meal Boxes
Eligible families that need meals for their children can apply to receive meal boxes of 5 frozen lunches and 5 breakfast delivered once a week to their home. Apply today: English | Spanish

Apply for SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) with help from our Community Assistance Program.

Call the helpline at 832-369-9390

Text FOOD to 855-308-2282 to find the nearest food pantry in the area.

Houston Food Bank COVID-19 Resources

Regulation for rent in Harris County

Unable to Pay Rent:

First: Contact your property manager.

Ignoring notices and requests to contact your Property Manager is not advised. Frequent and timely communication is the best course of action.

There are other resources for rent payment assistance

Bill Payment Help:

If you need rent payment assistance, local organizations and agencies may be able to help you.

Many non-profits and faith-based organizations may also offer emergency financial assistance. There may also be assistance to help with other needs, such as utility or medical bills.

Search for local resources that may serve your area on TDHCA's Help for Texans.

Galveston County Resources

Galveston County Testing:

Galveston County Health District on Thursday will open its free COVID-19 testing to anyone, regardless of symptoms, and expand its drive-thru testing to Galveston.

Testing will be available in Galveston Thursday-Saturday (April 16-18) by appointment only at Fire Station No. 5, 5728 Ball St. To make an appointment in Galveston, please call 409.978.4080.

Testing will continue to be available by appointment only in Texas City at the Galveston County Health District, 9850 Emmett F. Lowry Expressway. To make an appointment in Texas City, please call 409.978.4040.

Those being tested should bring a form of identification including driver’s license, a bill with their name, etc. Only those who have an appointment will be tested.

The entire testing process – from entry to exit – is estimated to take 30 minutes. A Galveston County Health District representative will contact those being tested with results within 48-72 hours.

For more information on COVID-19, please visit Galveston County Health District Coronavirus Disease 2019 and follow us @GCHDinfo on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Meals for Kids

USDA announced the launch of an online tool – the “Meals for Kids” Site Finder – to help families find free meals for children while schools are closed during the Coronavirus Emergency.  The “Meals for Kids” Interactive Map directs people to local sites such as (schools, community centers etc.) where kids can get free meals.  The site finder currently lists more than 20,000 meal sites from 23 states (including Texas), and more sites will be added as states submit data each week.  The map is available in both English and Spanish and is a great tool for community partners who assist families in need in local communities. 

Galveston County Food Bank

(409) 945-4232    

The Galvestion County Food Bank on site pantry at 624 4th Avenue in Texas City is only allowing two people in the front lobby at a time to check-in or register.  Then the individuals go back outside to a second door to receive prepackaged groceries.  At this time, clients are not allowed into the pantry to select items themselves.  At mobile truck distribution sites, where feasible, they will implement a drive-up model so clients do not get out of their cars.  The clients at mobiles also do not have to physically sign to receive services at this time to limit contact and to implement social distancing.  GCFB is also working with various entities to add additional mobile truck distribution sites.

Interfaith Caring Ministries

(281) 332-3881 

The Interfaith Caring Ministries office and food pantry are both open at this time; but new policies are in place to protect their clients, office & pantry staff and volunteers. The office hours are Monday - Thursday 8:30am - 4:30pm; and Friday 8:30am - 1:00pm; pantry hours are Monday - Thursday 8:30am - 1:00pm.  The office door will stay propped open during client appointment times to avoid contact. The pantry will be delivering the donated items to the client's vehicle rather than have the client enter the pantry building. All required documents are being emailed ahead of time to our staff; rather than the transfer of paper documents during the client appointment.

NAMI Gulf Coast Coronavirus Resources

NAMI Gulf Coast staff will continue to provide information, referrals, and support to the community through our Helpline via phone and email. NAMI provides support, education and service advocacy to families and individuals affected by mental illness. 

Call us at 281-585-3100, Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 4:00pm. All Helpline calls are returned within 24hrs. 

Email us with your questions or concerns at namigc@namigulfcoast.org  

United Way Galveston County Mainland COVID-19 Resources

United Way Galvestion County Mainland has a list of resources for residents. 

Fort Bend County Resources

General COVID0-19 Info & Resources

COVID-19 Testing: Call 281-238-2363 for a phone consultation and scheduling. They are taking all those who want a test.  

Fort Bend County Health & Human Services

Fort Bend County Health & Human Services has established a call center for your COVID-19 related questions or concerns.  The call center is available Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  General Public Line: 281-633-7795 and Physician and Community Partner Line: 281-344-6118.

We have set up a mental health resource line for those who just need someone to talk to.

Phone: 832-363-7094
Monday – Friday 8:00am to 8:00pm
Saturday- Sunday 10:00am to 2pm

COVID-19 24/7 Support Line

COVID-19 Support Line and Resources Toll Free: 833-251-7544

Brazoria County Resources

COVID-19 Call Center for Brazoria County Residents:

For any questions regarding COVID-19, please contact the Brazoria County Health Department’s

COVID-19 CALL CENTER (979) 864-2167

Monday - Friday: 10 A.M. - 6 P.M.

Saturday: 9 A.M. - 2 P.M.

Brazoria County Test Sites

Montgomery County Resources

COVID-19 Testing

If you would like to be tested for COVID-19, please contact the MCPHD/MCHD COVID-19 Hotline at 936-523-5040. Our center has a list of testing sites to share with those who are interested.

Food Bank And Food Resources:

Montgomery County Food Bank

Community Assistance Center Food Pantry

Community Assistance Center Services

Mental Health Resources:

24 hour hotline: 1-800-659-6994

Rental Assistance:

Emergency financial assistance in Montgomery County


Article ID: 105994
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