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The Drive-Thru COVID Testing Rundown for the DC Area

by Nena Perry-Brown

For those experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, here are some convenient testing sites in the DC area that maintain physical distance recommendations. Bear in mind that there is a limited quantity of tests, results often take up to seven days, and it is generally recommended to self-isolate and call your doctor before seeking testing or treatment. Referrals are required unless stated otherwise.


District of Columbia

  • Grubb's Pharmacies recently began free drive-up testing by appointment at its three locations in Anacostia (map), Capitol Hill (map), and Georgetown (map).
  • CVS Pharmacy also began opening self-swab drive thru testing at nearly 1,000 locations nationwide, including on Bladensburg Road (map), in Brightwood (map), and nearby in Takoma (map). A full list of locations can be found here.
  • The Children's National Health System opened the city's first drive thru and walk-up testing facility at Trinity Washington University (map) for patients up to 22 years old.
  • Public walk-up and drive thru testing is now open at UDC-CC Bertie Backus campus in Queens Chapel (map), by appointment on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Call (855) 363-0333 for pre-screening.
  • George Washington University Hospital in Foggy Bottom has both walk-up and drive thru options for patients with doctor's recommendations. The drive thru location is open Tuesdays and Thursdays by appointment at 20th and H Streets NW (map)
  • Kaiser Permanente members can get a drive thru or walk-up test at the Capitol Hill location (map).
  • Southeast's United Medical Center (map) has a separate area devoted to potential COVID patients; drive thru testing has also begun in partnership with the GWU Hospital. Call (855) 363-0333 for pre-screening.
  • AllCare has opened drive thru testing by appointment at their locations, including at 1710 Rhode Island Avenue NW (map). They accept outside insurance and also have a $125 option for those without healthcare.

Montgomery and Prince George's Counties

  • CVS Pharmacy also has drive thru testing by appointment at several of its Maryland locations, including in Bethesda (map), Capitol Heights (map), Gaithersburg (map), Greenbelt (map), Hyattsville (map), New Carrollton (map), at Rockville Town Square (map), and on Rockville Pike (map). A full list of locations can be found here.
  • Plans to retrofit Maryland's vehicle emission test sites into drive thru COVID testing facilities are rolling onward, available at Glen Burnie, Waldorf, Columbia, and Bel Air. The former White Flint mall has also been floated as a potential drive thru test location. Drive-thru testing has also opened at the emissions facility at White Oak (map).
  • Drive thru testing ended at FedEx Field in late April, but Prince George's County is now doing drive-thru testing at the Cheverly Health Center (map). Potential patients must first call the Prince George's County Health Department's Coronavirus hotline at (301) 883-6627.
  • MedStar Health started drive thru testing last week at the Pauline Betz Addie Tennis Center in Bethesda (map).
  • Family medicine group Kelly Goodman, NP & Associates also runs two drive thru testing sites in Bethesda, at the Sangamore Road Safeway (map) and pop-ups at the Washington Waldorf School (map).
  • Public drive thru testing recently began at the Wheaton Community Recreation Center (map) and is available by appointment only for those with symptoms. Montgomery County is also going to begin offering drive thru testing by appointment on April 27th at the Upcounty Regional Services Center in Germantown (map).
  • Kaiser Permanente members can also get drive thru or walk-up testing at the Gaithersburg (map), Largo (map), Marlow Heights (map), Rockville (map), and Shady Grove (map) locations.
  • PM Pediatrics locations in Maryland and Virginia are testing those up to 26 years old, by appointment. Although there is no formal drive thru, there is the option to wait in your car for screening.

Arlington and Alexandria

  • CVS Pharmacy is also offering drive thru testing at a few dozen locations in Virginia, including at Landsdowne Center in Alexandria (map), at Bailey's Crossroads (map), and on Prosperity Avenue (map) and Fairfax Boulevard (map) in Fairfax. A full list of locations can be found here.
  • Virginia Hospital Center has opened a drive thru testing facility at 1429 N. Quincy Street (map).
  • The Inova in Old Town Alexandria on S. Washington Street (map) offers drive-up testing by appointment, as does the Tysons Corner location (map).
  • Northern Virginia's Neighborhood Health has opened drive thru testing facilities for members at its locations in Arlandria (map), at Inova on North Howard Street (map), on Richmond Highway (map), and in Pine Ridge (map).
  • AllCare is also offering drive thru testing by appointment at their locations in Alexandria (map) and Tysons Corner (map).

UrbanTurf will continue to update this article as facilities are added; let us know if we are missing any.

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