Find a COVID-19 testing site near you:

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Access this link published by the government of D.C. and Mayor Muriel Bowser which provides a constantly updated comprehensive list of free public testing sites, DC Firehouses participating in testing, and providers offering testing. Information on how to contact and access these testing centers is also listed. 


As of Sunday, June 14, 2020: Testing is no longer available at the GW MFA Site.

As of Sunday, June 7, 2020: GW MFA Urgent Care/Primary Care locations are offering tests at the following times and locations: 

  • Cleveland Park: 10:00am- 3:00pm
  • Rhode Island Avenue: 11:00am- 7:00pm
  • McPherson Square: 10:00am- 4:00pm

These testing sites are walk-in only (no appointments required) and do not require a physician referral. 

*Site-specific schedules are subject to change. For the most up to date information on posted testing times at the Cleveland Park, Rhode Island Ave, and Mcpherson Square locations, please visit

*These testing sites do not accept Kaiser or out of state Medicaid. 

Children’s National 

Children’s National is providing drive-up/walk up COVID-19 testing at Trinity University (125 Michigan Avenue NE, Washington, D.C.). Testing hours change each week, so please visit the link below for the most up to date information. 

  • *Testing through Children’s National is only for patients up to 22 years of age with a physician’s referral. If you think your child needs to be tested, please ask your child’s physician for a referral and see the link below for information on how to get a referral.
  • *Parents/guardians need to bring the following items to their testing site appointment:
  • Referral
  • Signed consent
  • Quest COVID-19 test requisition
  • Valid photo ID
  • *The above paperwork should be provided by your referring physician and should be filled out prior to your appointment.  

Referral and testing site information can be found here:

Kaiser Permanente 

Kaiser has DC, MD, and VA walk/drive through testing services only after Kaiser patients presenting with symptoms call in advance and meet guidelines for testing. More information for Kaiser patients can be found at:

One Medical

One Medical is providing testing for their patients and non-members in DC Georgetown (Washington International School). For more information, please see:

Bread for the City

Bread for the City has walk-up testing services open to those with barriers to healthcare access (uninsured, underinsured) with no referral required. For more information about their COVID-19 testing and other medical services, you can call 202-386-7020.

Clinic location: Bread for the City, Northwest Center, 1525 7th St NW (Near Shaw/Howard metro stop)

Clinic hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1 pm-3 pm. 

Howard University

Howard University is opening free drive-thru and walk-up testing centers for patients, particularly those in Wards 7 and 8, until August 5th. A physician referral is required. To set up an appointment, please call 202-865-2119 and press 3. 

Clinic locations: 4414 Benning Rd. NE, Suite 2400 & 3000 Pennsylvania Avenue SE, Washington, DC

Clinic hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 am-2 pm 

United Medical Center

United Medical Center is offering free appointment-required drive-thru and walk-up testing to DC residents who have a doctor’s referral for a test due to COVID-19 symptoms. To set up an appointment, please call 855-363-0333. Vehicles should enter via 13th St., SE and individuals walking up should enter from Southern Ave., SE. Refer to this document: for more information. 

Clinic location: 1310 Southern Ave., SE

Clinic hours: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 10 am-2 pm   

Social Distancing

What is social distancing? 

Staying at home as much as possible and avoiding inessential interaction with others. This

includes not having visitors in the household, including gatherings, sleepovers, play dates. If the

need to be around others arises, maintain a six-foot distance between you and other people in

order to reduce the transmission of respiratory droplets. 

Why do we have to do it? 

Decreasing interaction with others decreases the chance of spreading the infection from one individual to another. This helps “flatten the curve” and prevents our healthcare system from becoming overwhelmed, a problem that would result in patients not being able to receive care when they need it.

Other CDC recommendations?

Avoid non-essential travel, eating and drinking in bars, restaurants, and public food courts, clean surfaces that are frequently touched. 

More on how to help stop the spread found here: local government curfew requirements! Latest updates found

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