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COVID-19 Testing Now Offered Without Appointments or Referrals
Meritus Health is now offering COVID-19 testing for all residents who have symptoms of the virus. No appointments or referrals are necessary.
Meritus is offering this service in support of Governor Larry Hogan’s; recent announcement that expanding testing capacity was an essential part of the reopening of the state after the coronavirus dies down.
“Our two screening centers in Washington County will no longer ‘require’ or encourage residents to receive direction from a health care professional before coming in for a COVID-19 test,” says Dr. Mahesh Krihnamoorthy, who is working on COVID-19 initiatives for Meritus Health. “If you or your loved one have symptoms consistent with COVID-19, please visit one of our screening centers to be tested.”
A drive-through testing facility for the coronavirus is located at the Meritus Health Plaza at 13620 Crayton Boulevard. It’s open from 8 am to 4 pm Monday through Friday, and on the weekends from 11 am to 3 pm.
There’s also a walk-through screening center 24 North Walnut Street in Hagerstown. It’s open from 10 am to 4pm Monday through Friday.
Testing is available for all ages.
The symptoms of COVID-19 are a fever of at least 100.5 degrees, a dry cough, shortness of breath or sore throat.