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Coronavirus Testing

Pre-registration for Public Testing

It’s best to get testing through your provider, but if you need to use public testing, you can save time in line by visiting coronavirus.dc.gov/register to create a profile from your smartphone, tablet, or computer.

Vaccination Registration

On Thursday, March 4 at 9:00 a.m., approximately 5,750 appointments will open to the following DC residents who live in priority zip codes:

  • DC residents who live in priority zip codes and are 65 and older
  • DC residents who live in priority zip codes and are 18-64 with a qualifying medical condition

On Friday, March 5 at 9:00 a.m., approximately 5,750 appointments will open to the following DC residents in any zip code:

  • DC residents 65 and older
  • DC residents 18-64 with a qualifying medical condition

The priority zip codes are focused in Wards 5, 7, and 8 and include: 20422, 20011, 20017, 20018, 20002, 20001, 20019, 20020, 20032, 20593. Priority zip codes include areas of the city where residents are disproportionately affected by COVID-19, including number of cases and mortality rate. Wards 5, 7, and 8 are being prioritized because they have the lowest percentages of residents who are 65 and older who have received at least one dose of the vaccine.  

For District residents who are 16 or 17 years of age and have a qualifying medical condition, not an existing patient of Children's National Hospital or HSC, please pre-register for a vaccination at Children’s National Hospital by clicking here.

 

Medical Conditions List

If you previously attempted to get an appointment and you did not receive a notification with a confirmation code, date and location, you must re-register. We appreciate your patience as we work together to get Washingtonians across all eight wards vaccinated.

Currently demand for the vaccine in DC is much higher than the supply we are receiving from federal government. Mayor Bowser and DC Health continue to advocate for the federal government to send more vaccine so that we can meet the high demand for it and protect the lives of our residents and our workforce.

If you are not 65 years old or older; have a qualifying medical condition (18 and older); or are a member of an eligible workforce, please sign up for alerts via email or text for future announcements.Thank you again. Together, we will save lives and end this pandemic.

Hospital Patients

District hospitals have started outreach to schedule their patient population of DC residents 65 years and older.  Please visit the hospital website where you are a patient (seen by the hospital in an outpatient clinic within the last two years) for instructions on how to register for an available appointment. Like the District’s COVID-19 vaccination scheduling portal, hospital appointments are limited.  

Schedule a Hospital Appointment

Schedule a Health Center Appointment

District Health centers are also scheduling their patient population of DC residents 65 years and older. If you are a patient at one of the following health centers, please contact them to see if there is any schedule availability for appointments. Of note, allocations of vaccine are very limited.

Need Transportation?

The District’s Medicaid Managed Care Organizations (MCOs) cover all transportation (free of charge), to and from, all medically necessary covered services and appointments.  To request transportation, the Enrollee should call the following number to schedule the service: 

  • AmeriHealth Caritas DC | Call 1-800-315-3485. Rides available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • CareFirst Community Health Plan DC | Call MTM1 at 1-855-824-5693. Rides available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • Health Services for Children with Special Needs | Call SET Transportation at 1-866-991-5433
  • MedStar Family Choice DC | Call 1-866-201-9974

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