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. DoINeedACovid19Test.com.