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Go to to see local options for testing.

Frederick County Health Department is providing on-site "pop-up" community diagnostic testing in addition to the existing testing locations around the county. These community testing sites are designed to target vulnerable and minority communities who may be more at-risk for being infected by COVID-19 and who may experience barriers to testing, and provide support to community and faith-based organizations.

For the locations and times of our testing clinics, go to Specimen collection is primarily anterior nasal swab, but may be able to be oropharyngeal or nasopharyngeal swabs depending on available supplies. Testing at health department locations is free, and no appointment is needed. Results for health department testing clinics will be provided verbally by phone call and in writing if needed. Instructions on how to receive results are given after each test. 

Testing is available for free 7 days a week, no appointment needed at:

  • 7am-11am at Frederick Health Village, 1 Frederick Health Way, Frederick, MD 21701 (the old State Farm building). This is a drive-thru site.
  • 10am-6pm at Hillcrest/Golden Mile, 1100 W. Patrick St., Unite H, Frederick, MD 21703. This is a walk-in site.
Testing Hours Hillcrest and FHH