As the coronavirus pandemic begins to spread through Washington, the area has ramped up its testing abilities. Two walk-up/drive-thru testing centers have opened, and more are on the way. Currently, you still need a doctor’s referral to get a Covid-19 test, so for now don’t just show up unannounced at these places. If you’re experiencing a cough, fever, shortness of breath, or loss of smell, contact your doctor as soon as possible.
Children’s National Health System
Address: 125 Michigan Ave., NE, Washington, DC 20017
The walk-up/drive-thru center offers testing for children and young adults up to 22 years old. A referral from a community pediatrician or primary care doctor is required.
Address: 700 2nd St., NE, Washington, DC 20002
Kaiser Permanente has a walk-up/drive-thru testing center near their Capitol Hill Medical Center. A referral from a Kaiser Permanente doctor is required.
George Washington University Hospital
Address: 900 23rd St., NW, Washington, DC 20037
Status: Opening soon
The hospital will be launching a drive-thru testing center in the coming weeks, operating from 10 AM to 4 PM. Another center is being planned for the East End.
United Medical Center
Address: 1310 Southern Ave., SE, Washington, DC 20032
Status: Opening soon
A drive-thru center will be launched in the coming weeks.
MedStar Capitol Hill
Address: 660 Pennsylvania Ave., SE, Washington, DC 20003
Any DC resident can access MedStar’s e-visit platform to see if they should be referred by a doctor for a test. Those who are can visit MedStar’s Capitol Hill or Adams Morgan locations for testing.
MedStar Adams Morgan
Address: 1805 Columbia Rd., NW, Washington, DC 20009
See previous entry.
Chesapeake ERgent Care
Address: 1071 MD-3 #101, Gambrills, MD 21054
Patients can stay in their car and be tested for strep, flu, and Coronavirus only if they have respiratory symptoms.
Queen Anne’s County Health Department
Address: 1000 College Cir, Wye Mills, MD 21679
Patients must be referred by their physician for testing.
Address: 11056 Lee Highway, Kamp Washington Shopping Center, Fairfax, VA 22030
Patients must be specifically referred to PMs Fairfax location.
Virginia Hospital Center
Address: 1701 N. George Mason Drive, Arlington, VA
Patients must have a referral from their primary care physician and make an appointment before coming.
Frederick Health Hospital
Address: 400 W 7th St, Frederick, MD 21701
Patients must have a physician’s referral. The drive-thru is open 24/7.
AllCare Family Medicine & Urgent Care
Address: 1710 Rhode Island Ave, Washington, DC, 20036
All Care also has testing locations in Alexandria and Ellicott City. Patients must first go through a telemedicine screening, then be referred for testing.
INOVA Health System
Address: 4600 Lee Hwy. Arlington, VA 22207
INOVA also has testing locations in Tysons and Dulles South. Patients must have a referral from their physician.