News Release, St. Mary’s County Health Department

LEONARDTOWN, MD (July 20, 2020) – In response to Excessive Heat Warnings in St. Mary’s County and the surrounding areas, St. Mary’s County Health Department (SMCHD) is limiting the hours of operation for COVID-19 testing offered outside of the Harm Reduction Program Office in Lexington Park. With extreme warm temperatures forecast for this week, there are two public cooling centers available in St. Mary’s County. 

From July 21st to July 24th, daily appointment-free testing will be available from 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m, Monday through Friday. The SMCHD Harm Reduction Program Office is located at 46035 Signature Lane in Lexington Park, MD 20653 (co-located with the U-Haul Moving & Storage of Lexington Park).

SMCHD COVID-19 Testing:

  • Monday – Friday from 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
  • Appointment-free
  • No doctor’s order needed
  • Free of Charge (no out-of-pocket cost, co-payment, co-insurance, etc.)
  • Bring health insurance information and identification, if possible – Uninsured community members welcome 
  • Walk up for testing, parking is available
  • For assistance or accommodations, call ahead to (301) 862-1680

Visit for more information.

Who should get tested?

  • Anyone showing signs or symptoms of COVID-19
  • Close contacts (even if they do not have symptoms) of persons who have COVID-19
  • Those attending events where social distancing is not maintained
  • Anyone returning from out-of-state travel, particularly from areas with rising case rates
  • Community members without symptoms (asymptomatic) may also get tested

Please visit the St. Mary’s County Health Department’s website for local COVID-19 updates, data, and information at or call the COVID-19 Community Hotline at 301-475-4911 (Monday – Friday from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.) to get your questions answered.