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Drive-Thru Testing for COVID-19 Available at MedStar St. Mary’s

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Drive-thru testing for COVID-19 at MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital in Leonardtown will resume on Monday, March 23, from noon to 4 pm in front of the Outpatient Pavilion.

Individuals who are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms (including cough, fever, and shortness of breath) should call their primary health care provider or call ahead to a local urgent care or the hospital’s Emergency Department. Anyone who is experiencing a medical emergency, should call 9-1-1.

Community members may call the COVID-19 Community Hotline at 301-475-4911 Monday through Saturday from 8 am to 5 pm for COVID-19 information. Health Department nurses are available through the hotline to discuss concerns and assist in coordinating testing for those who do not have a primary care provider.

Once drive-thru testing resumes, in order to be tested, individuals must:

  • Be a St. Mary’s County resident
  • Have a prescription for testing from a primary care provider or the St. Mary’s County Health Department
  • Present a valid photo ID
  • Remain in their vehicle and an associate will come out to them
  • Please only consider testing if you have symptoms and think you may have been exposed to COVID-19

Test results are not immediate; results may take up to seven days to become available. Individuals tested will receive a follow-up call from the physician that wrote the order/prescription for their testing (their primary care provider or the health department). In the meantime, anyone with symptoms and concern for COVID-19 awaiting test results should stay at home and avoid close contact with others. If you need medical attention call ahead.

Community members, health care providers, and local business owners are encouraged to visit the St. Mary’s County Health Department’s website for local COVID-19 updates and information at


St. Mary’s COVID-19 Community Hotline Offers Language Interpretation Services
Centro de llamadas comunitarias COVID-19 del condado de St. Mary Ofrece Servicios de Interpretación

A COVID-19 Community Hotline has been opened in St. Mary’s County to provide information about the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Live interpretation services are available for those who speak Spanish, Monday – Friday from 8 am – 4 pm. Language line interpretation services are available during all hotline operational hours for Spanish and other languages, including Punjabi, French, Arabic, Mandarin, Neali and more. Community members can call the center Monday – Saturday from 8 am – 5 pm to speak with staff, obtain information about the disease, or get their questions answered at: 301-475-4911

Se abre un centro de llamadas comunitarias COVID-19 en el condado de St. Mary’s para proporcionar información sobre la nueva enfermedad coronavirus (COVID-19). Los servicios de interpretación en vivo están disponibles para aquellos que hablan español de lunes a viernes de 8:00 de la mañana hasta las 4:00 de la tarde. Los servicios de interpretación por teléfono en español mas otros idiomas, incluidos, punjabi, francés, árabe, mandarín, neali y más también serán disponibles durante las horas operativas del centro de llamadas comunitarias. Los miembros de la comunidad pueden llamar al centro de lunes a sábado de 8:00 a.m. a 5:00 p.m. para hablar con el personal, obtener información sobre la enfermedad y obtener respuestas a sus preguntas llame al: 301-475-4911

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