How do I get a COVID-19 test in Montgomery County?

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Test to Treat and pharmacy sites

COVID-19 medications are now available through your doctor, local pharmacies, and health clinics. If you have COVID-19 symptoms, do not wait to be treated. You must take oral COVID-19 medication within 5 days of your first COVID-19 symptoms.

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Your test results

County-run clinics are currently taking  2 to 3 days to get test results. You will get an email or text message with your results. You can also see your test results online.

If your test was at this clinic type See your test results online
County-operated clinic See 20/20 GeneSystems test results
Partner clinic See CIAN test results (PDF)
Maryland SoccerPlex-private partner clinic See SoccerPlex test results
Montgomery County Government employee clinic See Genetworx test results

If you don’t receive your results by 3 days after your test, contact your testing site.

Positive test results or COVID-19 symptoms

To report a positive COVID-19 case at a childcare facility, school, camp, etc., call our COVID-19 Call Center at 240-777-2982.

See isolation and quarantine guidance for positive test results, COVID-19 symptoms, or exposure to COVID-19.

About our testing clinics

We offer testing to anyone who lives, works, or regularly visits Montgomery County.

We test people of all ages. If you bring young children, we may ask you to help them get tested.

Testing is free. If you have insurance, we will ask for your information, but there are no co-pays or deductibles. See our Notice of Privacy Practices for the information we collect.

We do not require a government ID or a doctor's order.

Our clinics provide nasal swab tests. You take the sample yourself. The tests are molecular tests, also called PCR tests. These diagnostic tests detect genetic material of the COVID-19 virus using a lab technique called polymerase chain reaction (PCR). We do not offer antibody testing at our clinics.

Testing Clinic locations

Seniors and people with disabilities: get a free ride to your COVID-19 testing clinic

If you are unable to access COVID testing due to a disability, you can request a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act by contacting 240‑777‑2982.

Other sites offering COVID-19 testing

Before going to a test location listed below, check if walk-up testing is available or appointments are required.

See other Maryland test sites