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This is an important message from the District of Columbia AlertDC system
To flatten the curve, the District of Columbia Government is offering free, appointment-required testing for residents experiencing coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms. The District has testing sites located at United Medical Center (UMC) and the University of District of Columbia-Community College (UDC-CC) Bertie Backus Campus. To schedule an appointment, call the District’s Testing Hotline at 1-855-363-0333.
What are COVID-19 symptoms?
Symptoms may include cough, fever, headache, new loss of taste or smell, repeated shaking with chills, sore throat, shortness of breath, and muscle pain.
Who can receive a COVID-19 test at UMC and UDC-CC Bertie Backus Campus?
•Healthcare facility workers with COVID-19 symptoms or history of exposure to laboratory confirmed COVID-19 patient and employed in DC.
•DC residents over the age of 65 with symptoms or history of exposure to laboratory confirmed COVID-19 patient.
•DC residents with underlying conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, lung disease who also have symptoms or history of exposure to laboratory confirmed COVID-19 patient.
•DC residents with an order for testing from their healthcare provider.
•First responders with symptoms or history of exposure to laboratory confirmed COVID-19 patient and employed in DC.
•Critical infrastructure workers with symptoms who are employed within DC.
•Asymptomatic critical infrastructure workers who are employed in DC and have a history of exposure to a positive COVID-19 patient.
•DC residents who do not meet any of the above categories but have symptoms.
•Healthcare facility workers and first responders who are employed in DC.
What are the details about the testing sites?
United Medical Center*
1310 Southern Avenue, SE
Monday, Wednesday, Fridays at 10 am – 2 pm
Drive-thru and walk-up
UDC-CC Bertie Backus Campus*
5171 South Dakota Avenue, NE
Tuesdays, Thursdays at 10 am – 2 pm
Drive-thru and walk-up
*An appointment is required and must be scheduled by calling the District’s Testing Hotline at 1-855-363-0333.
See more information about what to bring to a test site, results processing time, testing prioritization and other critical answers. Visit coronavirus.dc.gov/testing.