Coronavirus Testing - Information & Guidance

Who Should Get Tested

With testing now broadly available, anyone with symptoms or anyone else who believes they should be tested, should get tested. (If you think you were around someone who tested positive, if you recently traveled, if you spent time at a large gathering or if you just want to check your status are just a few examples of reasons you may choose to get tested.)

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For Drive-thru Testing at the Columbia VEIP Site

You can now self-schedule an appointment at the Columbia VEIP station without a doctor’s order (Note: an appointment is still required to receive testing at this location.) The VEIP testing site is open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:00am-12:00pm.  
Link for self-scheduling:  

  • When you have successfully booked an appointment, you will get an email/text confirmation from CRISP with a QR code. If you do not receive confirmation, please make sure you have completed the booking process.
  • If no appointments are currently available at your desired testing site, you can follow the prompts to join a waitlist. You will be contacted via email/text when additional appointments open at that site.  
  • If you make an appointment that you no longer plan on using, please cancel so someone else can have the opportunity to be tested. To cancel, call 866-984-4405 (Monday–Friday, 9am-4pm)

Due to expanded testing nationwide and resulting delays, patients can expect results to take 7-10 days. The location where you received your test (or your medical provider) will contact you with your test results.

Other Testing Locations

Interactive Map of Maryland COVID-19 Testing Sites


Where to get tested graphic with a list of places to get tested for the Coronavirus in Howard County

Quality First Urgent Care Drive-thru
Savage Volunteer Fire Company
8521 Corridor Rd, Savage, MD 20763
8:00 am - 6:00 pm Monday - Saturday
No appointment needed. No provider order needed.
Insurance accepted.  No insurance ok.  FREE
Drive-thru only

OUCH! Urgent Care
6020 Meadowridge Center Drive, Suite F, Elkridge, MD  21075
8:30am - 6:30 pm  7 days/wk
Call first or visit before visiting.
Walk-up testing

Righttime Medical Care Urgent Care
6334 Cedar Ln., Columbia, MD  21044
6:00am - 8:00 pm  7 days/wk
Call first or visit RighttimeNOWvirtualvisits before visiting
Walk-up testing

First Call Urgent Care Center/Centennial Medical Group
10981 Johns Hopkins Rd, Laurel , MD 20723 
Hours are 8 am - 9 pm on Monday-Friday for Covid testing.
Insurance company is billed.  If no insurance, public health is billed.  Patient receives NO BILL!
Walk-up testing

All Care Urgent Care

9396 Baltimore Nat'l Pk, Ellicott City, MD, 21042
Monday-Friday: 8am - 8pm
Saturday: 8am - 4pm, Sunday: 9am - 4pm
Appointment needed. Visit the website for more information about testing 
Drive-thru only

CVS Pharmacy
8197 Westside Blvd, Fulton, MD 20759
Monday-Friday: 8am - 6pm 
Appointment required
Drive-thru only (Must be 18 or older)

Premier Health Express Urgent Care
9710 Patuxent Woods Drive, Suite 200, Columbia, MD
Appointment required
Walk-up testing

Howard County General Hospital
5755 Cedar Ln, Columbia, MD 21044
Testing Hours Monday-Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm
Appointment required/Provider order needed
Drive-thru testing only 


Clinician Guidance for Testing


Governor Hogan Maryland Executive Order for Authorizing  COVID-19 Testing by  Licensed Pharmacists