County Launches Mobile, Walk-Up COVID-19 Testing

Published on March 05, 2021

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Arlington County is launching a mobile, no-cost to patients, walk-up testing service in partnership with Quest Diagnostics.

The mobile testing command center will open Tuesday, March 9, at 1429 N. Quincy Street, replacing the current drive-through testing site at that location. It will operate at that location for two weeks, Monday-Friday from 9 A.M — 4 P.M. Then it will move to new locations on a two to three-week rotational basis to offer walk-up COVID-19 testing throughout the County. Locations will be shared via ReadyArlington, through the COVID newsletter, and on the County website.

"Mobile testing is the latest addition to our efforts to remove barriers to COVID-19 testing for all Arlingtonians. We hope that by bringing testing to residents, we can encourage people to seek testing when they need it and how they need it — regardless of insurance status, access to a vehicle, or other potential constraints they may face," said Dr. Aaron Miller, Director of the Department of Public Safety Communications and Emergency Management.

Self-administered nasal tests are offered to persons aged 4+ at no cost to patients and do not require a medical referral or appointment, regardless of insurance or immigration status. Participants will be asked for insurance information, if available, so insurance providers can be billed, but no co-pay from participants will be required. While appointments are not required, one can be made by visiting the Quest Diagnostics website.

Visit Quest Diagnostic's website for questions or additional assistance.

Visit the County's Coronavirus (COVID-19) testing page for more information on additional testing options.