COVID-19 Testing at Community Pharmacies

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Grubb’s Pharmacies at 326 E. Capitol St. NE and 1800 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. SE; and Morgan Care Pharmacy, 3001 P St. NW, in Georgetown now offer free COVID-19 testing.

The three community pharmacies have partnered with the Department of Health and Human Services to provide testing to the public free of charge to help address the COVID-19 crisis. Patients can make appointments for testing at DoINeedACovid19Test.com. Grubb’s and Morgan’s will provide appointment-based, drive-up COVID-19 test collection for pre-screened individuals. According to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, symptoms may appear two to fourteen days after exposure.

If individuals have a cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fever, chills, muscle pain, sore throat or a new loss of taste or smell, they should consider testing.

Updated CDC guidelines now also recommend testing for people with and without symptoms under certain conditions. The test is self-administered with a nasal swab and once the sample kit is sealed, Pharmacy staff submits the test to the lab for processing. Results are ready in three to five business days. You will need to bring a printed receipt to your appointment. DoINeedACovid19Test.com.