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Drive-Thru COVID-19 Testing at MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital Limited to St. Mary’s County Residents

MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital and the St. Mary’s County Health Department (SMCHD) recognize the challenges in availability of COVID-19 testing affecting our nation and state. However, due to limited resources the drive-thru testing initiative launched by MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital and SMCHD can only be provided for St. Mary’s County residents. We urge out-of-county residents to contact their primary care providers, local health department or nearest healthcare facility (hospital, urgent care, etc.) for testing information and locations. It is not recommended for individuals to travel long distances while sick to seek testing in another community or state. St. Mary’s County residents who are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms (including cough, fever, and shortness of breath) should: • Contact their primary care provider first by phone and make an appointment to be screened. Your primary care provider will evaluate you and determine if you should be tested. If you meet the criteria for testing, your provider will write a prescription for testing. • If you do not have a primary care provider and are experiencing symptoms, please call the St. Mary’s County COVID-19 Community Hotline at 301-475-4911. The Health Department will have nurses available to discuss your concerns and assist in coordinating testing […]

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