COVID-19 Testing Information

Symptomatic

I am currently experiencing COVID-19 symptoms and need to be tested. View testing options.

No Symptoms

I am not experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms but need to be tested. View testing options.

Pre-operative

I will be having surgery or a procedure soon and need pre-op COVID-19 testing. View testing options.

As we continue to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic, MedStar Health remains committed to providing the most appropriate and timely access. Please select the description that fits for you from the options below.

Testing for those with COVID-19 symptoms

If you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, MedStar Health primary care locations are offering COVID-19 testing. Find a MedStar Health primary care location near me.

MedStar eVisit (Telehealth)

If you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, MedStar eVisit is the first step to determine where and what type of testing you may need. Our providers are available for eVisit 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for COVID-19 assessments. Start your appointment with a MedStar eVisit provider now.

MedStar Health Urgent Care

If you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, our MedStar Health Urgent Care locations are accepting walk-ins or online booking ahead of time. Find a MedStar Health Urgent Care location near me.

Please note, some MedStar Health Urgent Care locations stop walk-in patients a few hours before closing. If you plan to walk-in in the evening hours please call ahead or book online.

If you are experiencing a medical emergency (such as severe shortness of breath, chest pain or altered mental status), please call 911 and request an ambulance.


Testing for those without COVID-19 symptoms

Are you without symptoms but just need COVID-19 testing? Please consider these testing options:

State Testing Resources

Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C., have detailed information about COVID-19 testing options on state's sites. For COVID-19 testing locations throughout each state, please click below to view your state's site information.

At-Home Testing Options

MedStar Health has collaborated with three companies for at home polymerase chain reaction (PCR) COVID-19 testing options. Any patient can order these tests online and they will be shipped to your home within 24 hours (times are approximate and subject to change without notice), with results often faster than our Urgent Care centers. These homebased tests are available for all ages.

Please note: shipping and turn around times are subject to change and not all insurances will reimburse out of pocket costs.

  • Vault

    Saliva-based home PCR testing. $150 per person. Ships to you within 24-48 hours and results available within 36-48 hours. You can submit to insurance for reimbursement. Available for all ages.

    VaultHealth.com/COVID

  • Let's-Get-Checked.com

    Self-administered nasal swab home PCR testing. $119 per person. Ships to you within 48 hours and results are typically available within 48 hours. You can submit to insurance for reimbursement. Available for ages 18+.

    LetsGetChecked.com

  • PIXEL by LabCorp Home Testing

    Self administered nasal swab home PCR testing. You can enter insurance information when ordering, so no up-front cost. Results can take approximately 3-5 days. Available for ages 18+.

    Pixel.Labcorp.com/COVID-19-Survey

MedStar eVisit (Telehealth)

MedStar Health offers telehealth video visits with Urgent Care, Primary Care, and ER providers. During your eVisit the provider will direct you to the most appropriate testing location. Options include MedStar Health testing locations, state-based facilities, and at-home testing options. Start your appointment with a MedStar eVisit provider now.

MedStar eVisit will refer symptomatic patients for evaluation and consideration for testing at MedStar Health Urgent Care or emergency room locations as determined by the evaluating provider. Please note: MedStar eVisit will no longer provide referrals for rapid COVID testing for asymptomatic patients at MedStar Health Urgent Care locations.

MedStar Health Urgent Care

Patients not experiencing symptoms who still wish to visit MedStar Health Urgent Care are encouraged to book ahead online, as based on volume walk-in patients will not always be accepted. Find a MedStar Health Urgent Care location near me.

Pre-operative COVID-19 Testing

COVID testing is required within five days of a surgery or procedure at MedStar Health. Once you have received a referral from your doctor, please call 855-416-5244 to schedule your pre-operative COVID test. The call center line is open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. for patients having a procedure or surgery at a MedStar Health facility. A member of the call center team will direct you to the most appropriate site for testing based on your date of surgery and clinical needs. Please note that walk-in patients are not accepted at most locations.

This call center is only for MedStar Health patients having a procedure or surgery.