COVID-19 Testing—PLEASE READ:

Our urgent care sites are experiencing very high volumes and wait times. We are doing everything we can to serve our patients during this pandemic.

Do you have COVID-19 symptoms? Patients whose symptoms meet COVID-19 testing criteria will be offered a rapid point of care test when available (supplies are limited due to national shortages). Patients can walk-in to our sites, or book online ahead of time. Note, some locations stop walk-in patients a few hours before closing when we have reached capacity for the day. If you plan to walk-in in the evening hours please call ahead or book online.

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

  • Contact your primary care doctor to see if they offer COVID-19 testing
  • If you don’t have a primary care doctor, but would like one, please visit MedStarHealth.org/PrimaryCare
  • At a local state-based testing location: Maryland, Virginia, or Washington D.C.
  • Consider one of these home-based testing options
  • Travel testing for COVID-19 will no longer be offered (effective Aug. 14, 2020). Please consider the alternative testing options above.
  • Patients not experiencing symptoms, who still wish to visit a MedStar Health Urgent Care location and be seen in person must book ahead online. Walk-ins will not be accepted.

Testing Turnaround and myMedStar Patient Portal

  • Asymptomatic patients who visit our Urgent Care sites for testing will have tests sent to an offsite laboratory, which could take 5-10 days to receive results.
  • We encourage you to enroll in the MedStar Health Patient Portal, so you have access to your results as soon as they become available. For patient portal support, please call 877-745-5656.
  • If you are required to have COVID-19 preoperative testing (before surgery), please call 855-416-5244 and they can help you to schedule an appointment. Walk-in patients are not accepted.

Online booking required for elective (asymptomatic) visit which include:

  • Sports Physicals, please schedule with our Primary Care Sports Medicine physicians by calling 888-447-7678 or visiting MedStarSportsMedicine.org
  • Preoperative testing, please call 855-416-5244 to schedule. Preoperative testing includes: COVID-19 preoperative testing and full preoperative evaluations (physical, labs).
  • Flu shots
  • PPD/TB tests

MedStar Health Urgent Care Centers: Online Check-in Available

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14 Convenient Locations Throughout Baltimore, Washington, D.C. and Northern Virginia

The times indicated below are the estimated wait times for a patient that would be walking into a location right now. To save your spot in line, click on a location name or a pin on the map. If the online check-in visit times have all been taken for the day, you can still walk in and be seen during business hours. The time estimates below reflect an estimated wait time if you were to walk in the door right now.

Our urgent care centers provide extended-hour access to medical care for acute illnesses and injuries, just check in online or walk in. The services we offer include the following:

  • Illness care for flu, allergies, bronchitis, infections, pneumonia, strep throat, pink eye, sinus infections, cold symptoms, urinary tract infections, yeast infections, and more
  • Injury care for broken bones, stitches, sprains, lacerations/cuts, minor burns, and more
  • Sports physicals
  • Physical exams before surgery
  • Flu shots (seasonal availability)
  • Concussion evaluations
  • STD testing
  • X-ray
  • On-site laboratory for minor tests (strep, mono, influenza, urinary infection, and pregnancy). If your condition needs further testing such as blood tests or cultures, we will have most results in 48-72 hours. Some advanced testing for serious illnesses may require a referral to a nearby hospital’s emergency department.

  • Select a location that is most convenient and click “Save My Spot” to choose an arrival time.
  • You will receive a text message reminder before you are scheduled to arrive. Please plan to arrive 15 minutes early to complete any necessary paperwork.
  • When you get to the urgent care center, please check in with our front desk staff to complete your registration.
  • We make every effort to see you as closely to your check-in time as possible. Please understand your arrival time is not an appointment and may be delayed by unforeseeable emergencies. Your place in line may change if another patient has a more serious condition. The good news is, if your arrival time changes, you will be notified by text message so you can continue to wait at home.
  • We can only hold your place in line for 10 minutes past your chosen arrival time.

*Online check-in is not required to be seen at a MedStar Health Urgent Care center. Walk-ins are always welcome.

MedStar Health Urgent Care participates with most major health insurance plans. The following list should be used only as a guide and is subject to change. If you are uncertain as to whether your individual health benefits plan includes receiving in‐network services from MedStar Health Urgent Care, please call your insurance company.

DC Locations Only:

  • Aetna (except Medicaid Advantage Plans/Exchange (QHP)/Innovation)*
  • Amerigroup of MD (MD MCO only)*
  • AmeriHealth Caritas DC*
  • Anthem BCBS of VA (except VA Healthkeeper)*
  • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield*
  • Cigna Health Care (except Cigna connect EPO VA Exchange, SureFit, Advantage Plans (Cigna HealthSpring))*
  • Coventry Health Network (except Coventry Medicare)*
  • First Health
  • Medicaid FFS*
  • Medicare Part B
  • MedStar (Family Choice MD only, Select)
  • Police and Fire Clinic
  • Tricare East*
  • Trusted Health Plan
  • United Healthcare (except UnitedHealthcare Compass (HMO) and Private Fee-for-Service Medicare plans)*

Maryland Locations Only:

  • Aetna (except Medicaid Advantage Plans/Exchange (QHP)/Innovation)*
  • Amerigroup of MD (MD MCO only)*
  • AmeriHealth Caritas DC*
  • Anthem BCBS of VA (except VA Healthkeeper)*
  • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield*
  • Cigna Health Care (except Cigna connect EPO VA Exchange, SureFit, Advantage Plans (Cigna HealthSpring))*
  • Coventry Health Network (except Coventry Medicare)*
  • First Health
  • Medicaid FFS*
  • Medicare Part B
  • MedStar (Family Choice MD only, Select)
  • Police and Fire Clinic
  • Tricare East*
  • Trusted Health Plan
  • United Healthcare (except UnitedHealthcare Compass (HMO) and Private Fee-for-Service Medicare plans)*

Virginia Locations Only:

  • Aetna (except Medicaid Advantage Plans/Exchange (QHP)/Innovation)*
  • Anthem BCBS of Virginia (except VA Healthkeeper, Medi Blue Medicare Plans)*
  • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield*
  • Cigna Health Care (except Cigna connect EPO VA Exchange, SureFit, Advantage Plans (Cigna HealthSpring))*
  • Coventry Health Network (except Coventry Medicare)*
  • First Health
  • Medicaid*
  • Medicare Part B
  • MedStar (Family Choice, Select)
  • Tricare East*
  • United Healthcare (except UnitedHealthcare Compass (HMO) and Private Fee-for-Service Medicare plans)*

*Some insurance plan exclusions apply. Please call your insurance company to confirm if your individual health benefits plan includes receiving in‐network services from MedStar Health Urgent Care.

*Online check-in is not required to be seen at a MedStar Health Urgent Care center. Walk-ins are welcome.


DC Locations

Adams Morgan: minutes
Capitol Hill: minutes

Maryland Locations

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Charlotte Hall: minutes
Chevy Chase: minutes
Federal Hill: minutes
Gaithersburg: minutes
Hyattsville: minutes
Perry Hall: minutes
Towson: minutes
Waldorf: minutes
Wheaton: minutes

Northern Virginia Locations

Alexandria: minutes
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The National Urgent Care Center Accreditation

Accredited by the National Urgent Care Center!
The National Urgent Care Center, a leading expert in urgent care, has recognized our center for our commitment to providing high-quality urgent care.