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Mayor Bowser Highlights the District’s Coronavirus Testing Capacity

On Monday, June 1, the new walk-up testing site opens at F Street, NW between 4th and 5th Streets, NW.

FREE AND NO APPOINTMENT NEEDED

Need a Test? Get a Test.

Anacostia For an appointment, call 1-855-363-0333. GW University Medical System For an appointment call, 202-741-2765. Children’s National Health System For an appointment, visit bit.ly/childrensnationaltesting All Care Family Medicine & Urgent Care.  For an appointment, call 202-787-1979. Mary’s Center For an appointment, call 1-844-796-2797. Unity Health Care For an appointment, call 202-469-4699. Whitman-Walker Health For an appointment, call 202-745-7000. Medstar Health. For an appointment, visit MedStarhealth.org/eVisit Sibley Memorial Hospital. For an appointment, call 443-997-9537. UDC-CC Bertie Backus Campus. For an appointment, call 1-855-363-0333. Howard University Hospital. For an appointment, call (202) 865-2119. Bread for the City. For more information, call (202) 265-2400 Judiciary Square. F Street, NW between 4th & 5th Streets, NW, M-F, 10a-2p, walk-up only, no appt required One Medical Location: 1690 36th Street, NW For an appointment, call 202-695-7576. Kaiser Permanente Location: 700 2nd Street, NE For an appointment, call 202-346-3000. Unity Health Care For an appointment, call 202-469-4699. Unity Health Care For an appointment, call 202-469-4699. Whitman-Walker Health For an appointment, call 202-745-7000. Medstar Health. For an appointment, visit MedStarhealth.org/eVisit

Public Testing Sites (read details below) Private Testing Sites Additional Member Specific Testing Sites
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Anacostia
For an appointment, call 1-855-363-0333.
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GW University Medical System. For an appointment call, 202-741-2765.
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One Medical
1690 36th Street, NW
For an appointment, call 202-695-7576.

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UDC-CC Bertie Backus Campus. For an appointment, call 1-855-363-0333.

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Children’s National Health System. For an appointment, visit bit.ly/childrensnationaltesting
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Kaiser Permanente
700 2nd Street, NE
For an appointment, call (202) 346-3000.

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Howard University Hospital. For an appointment, call (202) 865-2119.

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All Care Family Medicine & Urgent Care. For an appointment, call 202-787-1979.
 
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Bread for the City. For more information, call (202) 265-2400.

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Mary’s Center. For an appointment, call 1-844-796-2797.

 
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Judiciary Square
F Street, NW between 4th & 5th Streets, NW
M-F, 10a-2p, walk-up only, no appt required
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Unity Health Care. For an appointment, call (202) 469-4699.
 
 
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Whitman-Walker Health. For an appointment, call (202) 745-7000.
 
 
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Medstar Health. For an appointment, visit MedStarhealth.org/eVisit
 
 
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Sibley Memorial Hospital. For an appointment, call 443-997-9537.
 
 
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Kaiser Permanente
700 2nd Street, NE
For an appointment, call (202) 346-3000.

 

District of Columbia COVID-19 Testing Sites

DC residents experiencing any COVID-19 symptom (fever, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, congestion, body aches, chills, runny nose) or with known exposure to COVID-19 should get a COVID-19 test.

Where is the District of Columbia offering free COVID-19 testing?

Judiciary Square
F Street, NW between 4th and 5th Streets, NW

Anacostia
1310 Southern Avenue, SE

UDC-CC Bertie Backus Campus
5171 South Dakota Avenue, NE

Monday through Friday, 10 am – 2 pm
No appointment required. Residents should look for the registration tent.
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
10 am – 2 pm
Tuesday, Thursday
10 am – 2 pm

 

Walk-up only Drive-thru* and walk-up Drive-thru* and walk-up
No appointment required. Residents should look for the registration tent. Drive-thru: Appointment Required. Vehicles enter via 13th Street, SE and be prepared to wait between 45-75 minutes (please plan accordingly, bathrooms will not be provided on-site).
Walk-up: No appointment needed.

 

Drive-thru: Appointment Required. Vehicles enter on Hamilton St NE, turn onto 7th St NE, and enter the parking long on Galloway St NE. Be prepared to wait between 45-75 minutes (please plan accordingly, bathrooms will not be provided on-site).
Walk-up: No appointment needed.

 

*An appointment is required for a drive-thru test; a walk-up test does not require an appointment.

FAQs

Do I need to make an appointment?

For drive-thru testing: Yes, an appointment is required for drive-thru testing at the Anacostia and UDC-CC Bertie Backus sites and must be scheduled through the Testing Triage Call Center by calling 1-855-363-0333. The Testing Triage Call Center hours are 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday. A call center evaluation will include individuals answering pre-screening questions regarding their symptoms and history of exposure. There is no on-site registration for drive-thru tests at Anacostia or UDC-CC Bertie Backus Campus.

For walk-up testing: No, there is no appointment needed for walk-up testing at the Judiciary Square, Anacostia, and UDC-CC sites. Walk-up testing is available Monday through Friday from 10 am – 2 pm.

What will an individual need to bring to the test site?

  • An individual with an appointment must bring the following:
    • The testing confirmation email from DC Health, via electronic (i.e., on their phone or a device) or printed copy AND,
    • A valid, government-issued photo ID showing proof of residency in the District of Columbia.
    • If an individual does not have a valid District of Columbia government-issued ID, they must bring any government issued ID with a bill (e.g., utility, cell phone, lease, bank statement, etc.) marked to their current address.
  • First responders and healthcare workers who work in the District of Columbia will be asked to provide proof of employment (e.g., badge).

What is the process for COVID-19 testing?

You will receive a nasal swab. During this test you may feel some discomfort, including nose irritation or minor bleeding. All are normal.

What should I do while I wait to be swabbed?

Drive-thru testing: Stay in your car at all times and keep your windows rolled up, unless asked to roll your window down for testing.

Walk-up testing: If you are walking, please remain 6 feet from other individuals while you wait and cover your cough and sneeze.

When will my results be ready?

After testing, an individual will learn results within 3-5 days. After the test, the individual will receive a letter with the information on how to receive your results.

Who will be processing this information?

The DC Public Health Laboratory is processing the tests taken at this site. DC Health will have access to your test results. For patient privacy, results are NOT be available via phone.

What should you do while you wait for results?

  • Because your results are unknown immediately after testing, it’s critical you stay home. Staying home until your results are known helps stop potential spread in our community.
  • Do not go to work or spend time in public places. Work from home if you can. Do not go to restaurants to pick-up or carry out food, avoid visits to essential businesses, etc.
  • Separate yourself from other people and pets in your home. Stay in a specific room and if possible, a designated bathroom away from others in your home.
  • Wear a facemask/covering when around other people or pets, at home and outside.
  • Wash your hands, multiple times a day, using soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Avoid sharing household items like dishes, drinking glasses, cups, eating utensils, towels, and bedding.
  • Maintaining your mental health while you wait is important. Certified clinicians are available 24/7 through the DC Department of Behavioral Health’s mental health hotline: 1-888-793-4357.

Why are individuals encouraged to get tested through their health care provider?

While there are many free testing sites across DC, including the District’s walk-up and drive-thru sites, individuals are encouraged to get tested through their own health care provider so that when the test results come back, the patient is already connected to health care. However, if an individual needs a COVID-19 test and their health care provider is unable to provide a test, that individual should come to one on the District’s walk-up sites or call the testing hotline to make an appointment at a drive-thru site.

If your symptoms worsen, please seek prompt medical attention. Call 911 if you have a medical emergency such as difficulty breathing, shortness of breath, persistent pain or pressure in the chest, new confusion or inability to arouse, bluish lips or face.