Testing Without Doctor’s Order Now Available at All Baltimore County Testing Sites


Testing Without Doctor’s Order Now Available at All Baltimore County Testing Sites
Residents should call COVID-19 hotline for testing reservation

TOWSON, MD — Baltimore County will now offer COVID-19 tests at all of its testing sites without a doctor’s order. In order to ensure efficient operations, residents will be required to call the County’s COVID-19 hotline to make an appointment.

Previously, tests at County testing sites were only available to individuals with a doctor’s order. Baltimore County Health Officer Dr. Gregory Branch has now issued a standing order for all County residents, enabling any resident wishing to receive a test to do so.

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Residents wishing to receive a test must call the COVID-19 hotline at 410-887-3816. They will receive instructions for scheduling an appointment. The Hotline is operating seven days a week from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

“Increased access to testing is a key factor in our efforts to continue the gradual reopening of our economy, so allowing any County resident to receive a test, regardless of whether they exhibit COVID-19 symptoms, is another important step forward,” County Executive Johnny Olszewski said. “We continue working around the clock to put measures in place that to reduce the spread of the virus and help get Baltimore County back to work.”

“The standing order makes community-based testing extremely convenient for residents,” said Dr. Gregory Wm. Branch, Baltimore County Health Officer. “Additionally, scheduling a testing reservation will help ensure a more efficient process for everyone.”
Baltimore County will continue to offer testing at the following locations:

Mondays by appointment (Closed on Memorial Day)
Liberty Family Resource Center, 3525 Resource Drive | Randallstown, MD 21133

Mondays by appointment (Closed on Memorial Day)
Dundalk Health Center, 7700 Dunmanway | Dundalk, MD 21222

Tuesdays by appointment
Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium, 2200 York Road | Timonium, MD 21093

Wednesdays by appointment
Maryland Vehicle Emissions Program (VEIP), 11510 Cronridge Drive | Owings Mills, MD 21117

Thursdays by appointment
Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium, 2200 York Road | Timonium, MD 21093

Fridays by appointment
Maryland Vehicle Emissions Program (VEIP), 11510 Cronridge Drive | Owings Mills, MD 21117

Residents are reminded that they should continue to take precautions to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

They should stay home whenever possible, and if they must go out, they should wear a mask in public places and adhere to social distancing guidelines



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