News Release, St. Mary’s County Health Department
LEONARDTOWN, MD (June 10, 2020) – The St. Mary’s County Health Department (SMCHD) has scheduled a Walk-Up COVID-19 testing event for St. Mary’s County residents. The testing will be held Wednesday, June 17, 2020 from 12:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., (while supplies last) – additional dates/locations will be announced at a later time. The Walk-Up testing event on June 17th will be at:
SMCHD Harm Reduction Program Office
46035 Signature Lane
Lexington Park, MD 20653
Please pre-register for this testing event by calling the COVID-19 Community Hotline at 301-475-4911 (Monday – Friday from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.). Pre-registration allows for less wait time and social distancing at the test site.
In order to be tested, individuals must:
- Arrive by foot or non-motorized transport (e.g., bicycle, wheelchair)
- Lives in St. Mary’s County
- Present a form of identification (unless a minor) – photo ID, birth certificate, bill/paystub
If you have health insurance coverage, please bring your insurance card with you to the testing site. Uninsured residents are welcome, also. Insurance coverage is not required to participate and testing is provided free of charge (no out-of-pocket cost, co-payment, co-insurance, etc.) to all residents.
COVID-19 testing requires a swab to be inserted into the back of the person’s nostril for several seconds. Most individuals experience minor discomfort at most. All tested individuals will receive information with further instructions at the test site and should continue to self-isolate at home while waiting for results, which should be available within approximately two to five days.
Community members, healthcare providers, and local business owners are encouraged to visit the St. Mary’s County Health Department’s website for local COVID-19 updates, data, and information at www.smchd.org/coronavirus.