From drive-thru sites to outdoor hospital tents: As coronavirus spreads in the DMV, more testing sites are being set up. Here’s where you can find them.
DC: George Washington University
George Washington University announced that the hospital has set up a tent at its Foggy Bottom campus for those in the District to be tested.
The tent, according to officials, will be used for COVID-19-suspected patients that medical officials anticipate discharging. Critical cases of the virus will be admitted into the hospital, officials said.
United Medical Center
United Medical Center, the District’s public hospital in Southeast D.C., has added a separate emergency department waiting room and isolated spaces for patients who report to the hospital with flu-like symptoms.
Drive-Thru Testing Sites
Gov. Larry Hogan announced on March 17 plans to re-purpose vehicle emissions sites as coronavirus testing sites. In our area, here’s a list of drive-thru testing sites across Montgomery and Prince George’s County:
Montgomery County
Gaithersburg: 15 Metropolitan Grove Road
Walnut Hill: 16520 S. Westland Drive
Derwood: 15910 Chieftain Avenue
Silver Spring: 2121 Industrial Parkway
Glenmont: 12335 Georgia Avenue
White Oak: 2131 Industrial Parkway
Prince George’s County
Beltsville: 11760 Baltimore Avenue
Upper Marlboro: 10251 Central Avenue
Hyattsville: 7401 Jefferson Avenue
Clinton: 7213 Old Alexandria Ferry Road
St. Mary’s County
Leonardtown: 27351 Point Lookout Road
Frederick County
Frederick: 1601 Bowman’s Farm Road
Charles County
Waldorf: 11 Industrial Park Drive
Waldorf: 28 Henry Ford Circle
Kaiser Permanente: In Maryland, Montgomery County hospitals are installing treatment and triage tents. Kaiser Permanente is setting up five drive-through testing sites in Maryland (along with Virginia) for patients who have a prescription. Officials are also testing people via drive-through if they meet certain criteria.
Johns Hopkins Medical Center: Testing is offered at several Johns Hopkins locations for patients who do not need emergency care and who have been referred by their Johns Hopkins doctor specifically for special testing. Officials with Johns Hopkins say they are offering the testing in safe locations, away from patient care areas and outdoors in easily accessible areas that offer protection for other patients, visitors, and staff members.
University of Maryland Medical Center: Several UMMS hospitals have set up triage tents as a measure of increasing preparedness for the potential of a surge in patient volume. The plan for treating patients if there is a surge includes expanding Emergency Department capacity using the tents, officials said. For more information on what we are doing to protect our community and prepare for COVID-19 cases, visit their website.
Virginia Hospital Center
Virginia Hospital Center has partnered with Arlington County’s health department, police department, fire department, sheriff’s office, and environmental services department to create a temporary drive-through coronavirus testing site at 1429 N. Quincy Street in Arlington.
This is not an exhaustive list and will be updated as we learn more.
Stay Healthy and Safe!
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