Free COVID-19 Testing Expands to Sixth Permanent Location

Free COVID-19 testing is available seven days a week at ten different locations, with four Raleigh parks locations starting Thursday and a new permanent location starting in southeast Raleigh every Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

The following is a comprehensive list of permanent Wake County Public Health testing locations:

Four local parks will offer free testing weekly from Thursday through Sunday, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. in rotating locations. These convenient sites make it easy for people who live in these communities to get tested. All sites are free, and residents do not need an appointment, insurance or ID. sites will offer walk-up testing for anyone who does not have a car.

Park locations for April 15–18 are:

Finally, on Saturday, April 17, beginning at 10 a.m. free testing will be available at Cary First Christian Church, 1109 Evans Road in Cary. This event will be paired with food distribution and community resources for families.

For the latest testing times and to see all of our locations, check Use the “< >” symbols to scroll through the days of the week.

You can find additional testing locations at Test Site Finder on the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services website.

How do we test? Several tents and lanes will be set up in each park, and you’ll pull up to them in your car. Staff will hand you a short swab, and you’ll be asked to circle it around in the lower part of your nose several times. Then, you’ll put the swab in a vial and hand it back to staff.

How do I get my results? You’ll be given a card with information about how to go online or sign up for an email to get your results. Most results return within 24–48 hours.

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