Local covid-19 testing

Updated May 20, 2020 to include new information about appointment-free testing sites.

In Maryland and Montgomery County, there are several testing sites for covid-19 disease. Compiled below are a list of testing sites within a few miles of Blair and the requirements for being tested.

Lucy Martin
Getting tested Patients are tested for covid-19 at the White Oak Vehicle Emissions Inspections program as part of state-wide testing at Motor Vehicle Association locations.

All across Maryland, the Motor Vehicle Association (MVA) has set up testing sites at its Vehicle Emission Inspections locations. The following locations are the program (VEIP) sites. Tests are appointment-only and reserved for patients with a doctor’s order.

Columbia VEIP in Howard County
White Oak VEIP in Montgomery County
Bel Air VEIP in Harford County
Glen Burnie VEIP in Anne Arundel County
Waldorf VEIP in Charles County
Owing Mills VEIP in Baltimore County
Prince Frederick VEIP in Charles County

The following testing sites in Maryland (including some VEIP sites) will have drive-thru appointment-free testing. Tests will be administered with no out-of-pocket cost.

Timonium Fairgrounds in Baltimore County (starting May 21)
Glen Burnie VEIP in Anne Arundel County (starting May 22)
Hyattsville VEIP in Prince George’s County (starting the week of May 22)
Clinton VEIP in Prince George’s County (starting the week of May 24)

Pharmacies are allowed to conduct testing onsite provided they follow CDC guidelines.

The Wheaton Community Recreation Center and the Upcounty Regional Services Center in Germantown are also open for testing. Similarly, a health official has to place an order for the person into Maryland's Chesapeake Regional Information System (CRISP). By appointment only.

Suburban Hospital has testing in its parking lot for patients who have been referred by a Johns Hopkins doctor.

Holy Cross Hospital has triage tents in their parking lots at their Silver Spring and Germantown locations for patients with covid-19 and influenza-like symptoms. The triage tent is not open to patients unless they contact the hospital about experiencing symptoms.

Kaiser Permenante has testing sites at their Gathersburg, Largo and South Baltimore locations from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. You need a doctor’s order and an appointment before being tested.

The stadium parking lot of the Washington Football team is also being used as a testing site, set up by the Maryland National Guard. A physician must preregister a person for them to be tested.

Medstar Health opened a testing site in the parking lot next to the Pauline Betz Addie Tennis Center at 7801 Democracy Blvd. in Bethesda from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. To be tested, patients must be referred by a doctor or screened by MedStar’s online platform.

PM Pediatrics has the two following sites available in Maryland daily. Patients need to be screened through their telemedicine app or at PM Pediatric offices before being tested.
12254 Rockville Pike in Rockville from 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. daily
1803 York Road in the Lutherville-Timonium area from 10:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. daily

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