LEONARDTOWN, MD (February 4, 2021) – The St. Mary’s County Health Department (SMCHD) has transitioned lab services for COVID-19 testing to Mako Medical, allowing for more consistent turnaround times for COVID-19 test results and decreased patient wait times at the SMCHD COVID-19 testing sites

Patients now have the opportunity to:

  • Complete patient forms (pre-register) for COVID-19 testing online prior to arrival at the testing site
  • Register for the portal on-site with help from the SMCHD testing site staff
  • Access COVID-19 test results online (average 4 day availability)
  • Sign up for text notifications when test results are ready

SMCHD COVID-19 Testing:

  • Locations:
  • Monday – Friday from 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
  • No appointment or Doctor’s order needed for testing
  • Free of charge (no out-of-pocket cost, co-payment, co-insurance, etc.).
  • Drive-thru (walk up available for vehicles over 6’10” or residents on foot)
  • Available for those who live in St. Mary’s County

Please note: patients who were tested prior to February 3, 2021 will still access their COVID-19 test results through the SMCHD patient portal. The SMCHD patient portal will continue to be used for other patient services offered through the SMCHD Health Clinic. These online portals are not connected to COVID-19 vaccination registration or records.

More information on local COVID-19 testing is available at: www.smchd.org/covid-19-testing 

For local COVID-19 updates, information and data, please visit www.smchd.org/coronavirus or call the St. Mary’s County Health Department at (301) 475-4330.  


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David M. Higgins was born in Baltimore and grew up in Southern Maryland. He has had a passion for journalism since high school. After spending many years in the Hospitality Industry he began working in...

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