Charles County

Stop The Spread:

Get Tested for COVID-19

COVID Call Center: Mon-Fri 9am-5pm (301) 609-6717

COVID-19 testing is now available at no cost at several locations in the county. For test locations visit: The health department's test locations have been discontinued. The health department will continue surveillance for outbreak prevention and response.

Testing Sites in Charles County

3061 Technology Pl
Waldorf MD 20601

3855 Leonardtown Rd
Waldorf MD 20601

4200 Altamont Pl
White Plains MD 20695

11906 Livingston Rd
Fort Washington MD 20744

2855 Crain Hwy.
Waldorf, MD 20601

Why Should You Get Tested?

You can still carry and spread the virus without symptoms

Even if you don’t have COVID symptoms like a loss of taste or smell, coughing, or fever, you might still have the virus and can spread it to others. Another reason to get tested is that you might be asymptomatic (you have the virus but never develop symptoms) or pre-symptomatic (you’re COVID-positive, but your symptoms haven’t shown up yet). Getting tested allows you to seek medical treatment before symptoms worsen and to protect your loved ones from infection.

How does a PCR test work?

PCR tests detect RNA (or genetic material) that is specific to the COVID-19 virus. The ability to detect the virus within days of infection, even in those with no symptoms, affords our residents an advantage in keeping themselves and our communities informed.

PCR tests occur in various settings such as clinics, hospitals, or even in a car. PCR results are typically provided within a 2-3-day window. Depending on public demand, we can also produce results within 24 hours.