Get Tested

Find a COVID-19 testing site available near you. Learn about different types of COVID-19 testing, getting your test results, and about being COVID-19 positive.

 

Testing Locations:

Health Department Testing

Rapid & PCR Mobile Testing

Testing Locations Map

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Questions? Contact our COVID-19 Hotline.

If you have a question about COVID-19, please call our COVID-19 Hotline, available Monday through Friday, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm.

Health Department Testing

The Howard County Health Department tests for COVID-19 using FDA-authorized Azova saliva test kit, which is more comfortable than traditional nasal swab PCR testing. Self-collection testing is administered on-site. Test results are available in 2 - 4 days.

Type of Test: Saliva

When: Mondays and Wednesdays, 9am - 2pm

Location: 8930 Stanford Blvd. Columbia, MD 21045

Price: Free

Appointments: Appointments are recommended but not required

Schedule Appointmenthttps://howardcounty.azova.com/

Email: [email protected]

Azova Test Kit Tutorial Videohttps://youtu.be/pVUENbolWx4

Beginning Monday, June 28, Azova testing will be available at all Health Department COVID-19 vaccine clinics (walk-up, no appointment required). You can locate a full list of upcoming clinics here.

Rapid & PCR Mobile Testing

Rapid testing and PCR testing will be available to residents at no cost through a partnership with First Call Urgent Care and Centennial Medical Group at the following sites each week. These testing sites will help promote more equitable healthcare and ensure all populations have access to COVID-19 testing in Howard County. 

Type of Test: Nasal Swab

When & Where: Monday - Friday, 12pm - 7pm (unless otherwise noted) Click here for the complete schedule and locations.

Price: Free

Appointments: Appointments are not necessary

Phone: (443) 351-7301

Email: [email protected]
 

Testing Locations in Howard County
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Quality First Urgent Care Drive-thru (Savage)
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Savage Volunteer Fire Company
8521 Corridor Rd, Savage, MD 20763


301-421-1214
[email protected]


Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday, 8:00 am - 2:00 pm


No appointment needed. No provider order needed.
Insurance accepted. No insurance ok. FREE
Drive-thru only

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Quality First Urgent Care Drive-thru (Elkridge)
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Elkridge Volunteer Fire Department
5700 Rowanberry Drive, Elkridge, MD


301-421-1214
[email protected]


Monday - Thursday, 8:30am - 4:30pm


No appointment needed. No provider order needed.
Drive-thru only

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Quality First Urgent Care (Clarksville)
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6339 Ten Oaks Rd., Clarksville, MD, 21029 

Testing hours: 
   M-F 8am-4pm 
   Sat-Sun 8am-2pm 

Walk-up testing 
No appointment or doctors orders necessary

https://quality1urgentcare.com/clarksville-urgent-care/

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Howard County General Hospital (Columbia)
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5755 Cedar Ln, Columbia, MD 21044
443-997-9537 


Drive-thru tent testing – appointment and provider order required
Neighborhood testing events –  dates vary, registration encouraged

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OUCH! Urgent Care (Elkridge)
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6020 Meadowridge Center Drive, Suite F, Elkridge, MD  21075
443-776-3031


8:30am - 6:30 pm  Mon-Fri.


Call first or visit ouchmd.com/contact/ before visiting.
Walk-up testing

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Righttime Medical Care Urgent Care (Columbia)
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6334 Cedar Ln., Columbia, MD  21044
888-808-6483


6:00am - 8:00 pm  7 days/wk


Call first or visit RighttimeNOWvirtualvisits before visiting
Walk-up testing

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First Call Urgent Care Center/Centennial Medical Group (Laurel)
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10981 Johns Hopkins Rd, Laurel, MD 20723 
410-730-3399


Hours are 8 am - 9 pm on Monday-Friday for COVID-19 testing. 


Insurance company is billed. If no insurance, public health is billed. Patient receives NO BILL!
Walk-up testing

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Centennial Medical Group (Columbia)
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Merriweather Post Pavilion - West Gate

(Off of Dennis Lane from Merriweather Drive)
Monday-Friday, 9:00 am - 3:30 pm

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Centennial Medical Group (West Friendship)
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Howard County Fairgrounds

2210 Fairgrounds Road, West Friendship, MD 21794
Monday-Friday, 8:30 am - 3:00 pm

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All Care Urgent Care (Ellicott City)
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9396 Baltimore Nat'l Pk, Ellicott City, MD, 21042
410-480-9110 


Monday-Friday: 8am - 8pm
Saturday: 8am - 4pm, Sunday: 9am - 4pm


Appointment needed. Visit the website for more information about testing 
Drive-thru only

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CVS Pharmacies
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http://www.cvs.com/minuteclinic
Appointment required
Drive-thru only (Must be 18 or older)

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Premier Health Express Urgent Care (Columbia)
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9710 Patuxent Woods Drive, Suite 200, Columbia, MD


Monday-Saturday 10am-10pm


Appointment required  https://www.premierhealthexpress.com/
Walk-up testing

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Family Health Connection (Ellicott City)
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9055 Chevrolet Drive, Suite 205, Ellicott City, MD


Monday-Friday 9am-6pm
Saturday 10am-3pm


Appointment required 410-465-5451 or  https://www.familyhealthconnection.com
Drive-thru only

Testing Information
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Who should get tested?
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Anyone with symptoms or anyone who has had close contact (within 6 feet for a total of 15 minutes or more) with someone with confirmed COVID-19, anyone who recently traveled, anyone who spent time at a gathering, or anyone who wants to confirm their current status. 

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Cost and Insurance Accepted
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For questions regarding testing cost and accepted insurance, please contact the testing site directly.

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Test Types and Expected Wait Times
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For questions regarding test type administered and expected wait time for test results, please contact the testing site directly. For more information on steps to take while you wait for test results, see the link below from the CDC.

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Testing Availability
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Testing at sites each day occurs while testing kit supply lasts.

Check with the sites directly to determine if testing is in progress before you go.

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If You Test Positive
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Please see the link below for guidance on what to do if you test positive for COVID-19.

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State of MD COVID-19 Testing FAQs
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See below for Frequently Asked Questions regarding COVID-19 testing.

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En Espanol
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Para obtener información sobre las pruebas de COVID-19, haga clic en el enlace a continuación.

Para preguntas sobre coronavirus, llámenos a 410-313-6284.

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