Prince George’s Co. announces pickup locations for COVID-19 tests

The Prince George’s County, Maryland, Health Department on Monday announced locations for residents to pick up at-home COVID-19 testing kits this week.

The department said in a statement that the kits, each of which has two tests, are free. You need to show proof of country residency, which can include a driver’s license, a utility bill or a lease.

Kits will be available at the following community centers Wednesday, Jan. 26, from 10 am to 1 p.m., and Thursday, Jan. 27, 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., or until supplies last:

  • Hillcrest Heights Community Center, at 2300 Oxon Run Drive in Temple Hills;
  • *Cedar Heights Community Center, at 1200 Glenn Willow Drive in Capitol Heights;
  • Langley Park Community Center, at 1500 Merrimac Drive in Hyattsville;
  • Southern Regional Technology and Recreation Complex, at 7007 Bock Rd., in Fort Washington;
  • *Watkins Regional Park, at 301 Watkins Park Drive in Upper Marlboro (enter off of Route 193), and
  • The Southern Area Aquatics and Recreation Complex, at 13601 Missouri Ave. in Brandywine.

*(Drive-through locations)

Tests will also be available at the following library branches Wednesday, Jan. 26, and Thursday, Jan. 27, from noon to 3 p.m. (or while supplies last):

  • The Laurel Branch, at 507 7th St. in Laurel;
  • *The New Carrollton Branch, at 7414 Riverdale Rd. in New Carrollton;
  • The Oxon Hill Branch, at 6200 Oxon Hill Rd. in Oxon Hill;
  • *The Largo-Kettering Branch, at 9601 Capital Lane in Largo, and
  • *the Spauldings Branch, at 5811 Old Silver Hill Rd. in District Heights.

*(Drive-through locations)

You can also get tested at one of the county’s walk-in testing centers, including the Temple Hills Community Center Monday through Saturday, from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

You can find all the locations and hours at the health department’s website.

Rick Massimo

Rick Massimo came to WTOP, and to Washington, in 2012 after having lived in Providence, R.I., since he was a child. He went to George Washington University as an undergraduate and is regularly surprised at the changes to the city since that faraway time.

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