Testing

Current testing options:

At-home testing

  • Request a test kit through the federal government - COVID Home Tests | USPS
  • Pick up a test kit at one of the local distribution points at certain libraries and community centers. See this week’s list. 
  • Through your health insurance company. As of January 15, 2022, private insurance companies are required to cover at-home COVID-19 tests. Insurance companies and health plans are required to cover eight free at-home tests per covered individual per month. Contact your provider for details.

County and State Testing sites (as of 1/18/22)

Testing is free. Sites are walk-in, unless otherwise noted. Sites may be affected by weather-related closures. Hours are subject to change. Be sure to check before you go.

  • First United Methodist Church of Hyattsville | 6201 Belcrest Rd, Hyattsville; Mon & Thurs from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. | Sat from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Bunker Hill Fire Station | 3716 Rhode Island Ave, Brentwood; Mon-Fri from 9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
  • Temple Hills Community Center | 5300 Temple Hills Road, Temple Hills; Monday – Saturday 9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
  • UM Laurel Alternate Care Site (drive-thru) | 7300 Van Dusen Road Laurel, MD 
    Mon - Sun, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Washington Education Zone (drive-thru) | 6511 Princess Garden Parkway Lanham, MD
    Mon - Sun, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • City of Praise Family Ministries | 8501 Jericho City Drive Landover, MD; Mon, 12 – 6 p.m.; Tues – Fri 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Sat 9 a.m. 1 p.m.
  • Anne Arundel Medical Center | 2001 Medical Parkway., Annapolis, MD; 7 days a week 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Pharmacies and urgent care facilities are also providing testing. 

Visit https://coronavirus.maryland.gov/pages/symptoms-testing  to see what’s offered nearby. The site allows you to filter by drive-through sites, pediatric testing sites, and other criteria.

Please note: At present, the City of Bowie does not have COVID test kits to distribute to the public.