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Rapid COVID-19 Testing in Maryland

Last updated: December 21, 2020

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Many of us are familiar with the molecular COVID-19 test, also known as a PCR or viral test, which provides results within a week or sometimes as quickly as 48 hours. Molecular tests detect the genetic material of a current and active virus.

A much quicker test, or rapid test, is now available at select locations. Antigen tests detect specific proteins on the surface of a current and active virus. Although they are less sensitive to the virus than molecular tests, health care providers often use these tests because they can provide same day results. A follow-up molecular (PCR) test may be recommended to confirm results.

The Department of Health offers the rapid test by appointment only on Monday and on Wednesday – Friday at the Baymeadow Clinic in Glen Burnie. To schedule an appointment, click here.

Rapid tests are also provided at the following private locations. Availability of supplies is subject to change. Private providers may have additional charges depending on your insurance.

American Family Care Urgent Care

By appointment only. Register here

All patients are assessed before testing based on symptoms or exposure. For more information, call 410-956-3394.

3059 Solomons Island Road
Edgewater, MD 21037
Monday – Friday: 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Saturday – Sunday: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Centennial Medical Group/FirstCall Urgent Care

No appointment or referral required. Rapid testing results available within 24 hours, more detailed confirmation tests available in 2-7 days. For more information, call 410-730-3399.

Maple Lawn Office
Symptomatic patients only
10981 Johns Hopkins Road
Laurel, MD 20723
Monday – Friday: 8 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Merriweather Post Pavilion, West Gate (Drive-Through)
10475 Little Patuxent Parkway
(Off of Dennis Lane from Merriweather Drive)
Columbia, MD 21044
Monday – Friday: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.


Rapid test results available in about 30 minutes.
Online Appointments Only.
For PCR testing:

Medical Access

Appointment required.
Online scheduling preferred. Rapid test results are available the same day. PCR test results may take 3-5 days. For more information and to schedule an appointment, call 301-453-8956.
12321 Middlebrook Road, Suite 101
Germantown, MD 20874
Monday-Friday: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Weekends: 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.

MedStar Health

Walk-ins for COVID-19 symptomatic patients only.
Asymptomatic or pre-op testing requires a referral and appointment. Schedule online or call for an appointment. Note: Some locations stop walk-in patients a few hours before closing. Same day rapid test results. 5-10 days for confirmation PCR results.

Federal Hill
1420 Key Highway
Baltimore, MD 21230
Monday-Friday: 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Weekends: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

6401 America Blvd., Suite 200
Hyattsville, MD 20782
Weekdays and Weekends: 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.

More information and additional Maryland, DC and Northern Virginia rapid testing MedStar Health locations:

PriorityCare Urgent Care
Symptomatic patients only. Call for an appointment.
Monday – Friday: 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Weekends: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Severna Park
550 Ritchie Highway, Suite K
Severna Park, MD 21146

3720 Washington Blvd., Suite 100
Halethorpe, MD 21227

Learn more about the different types COVID-19 tests:

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