Find a COVID-19 testing site near you:
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.
Register before going on : coronavirus.dc.gov/register
D.C. Main Testing Sites Overview
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 www.gwdocsipc.com.
*These testing sites do not accept Kaiser or out of state Medicaid.
Children’s National is no longer offering drive through/walk up testing.
A list of testing sites for children in the DMV area can be found here: Referring a Patient for COVID-19 Drive Up/ Walk Up Specimen Collection Specifically, this PDF provides a list of site-specific information for pediatric COVID-19 testing in the District of Columbia: District of Columbia Care Facilities for Testing of COVID-19
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: https://healthy.kaiserpermanente.org/maryland-virginia-washington-dc/health-wellness/coronavirus-information
One Medical is providing testing for their patients and non-members in DC Georgetown (Washington International School). For more information, please see: https://www.onemedical.com/blog/live-well/covid-19-testing-one-medical
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 Faculty Practice Plan will host testing at the new Benning Road Center, located at 4414 Benning Road, N.E., Washington, D.C., Suite 2400. The free testing will be available on Tuesdays and Thursday, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for the next three months. Residents can sign up by appointment by calling 202-865-2119, option 3. The team will see patients who are showing symptoms or who believe they are asymptomatic.
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: https://www.unitedmedicaldc.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/UMC-testing-FAQs_040120_FINAL.pdf for more information.
Clinic location: 1310 Southern Ave., SE
Clinic hours: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 10 am-2 pm
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: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/15-day-pause.htmlFollow local government curfew requirements! Latest updates found https://coronavirus.dc.gov/we