Need a Test? Get a Test: District Expands Free COVID-19 Testing at Firehouses Across DC

Beginning, Monday, June, 15, the District is expanding free COVID-19 testing to include four firehouses each day, Monday-Saturday. The firehouse testing sites are walk-up and no appointment is needed. Over the past two weeks, two firehouses have been open each evening, Monday through Friday, for free COVID-19 testing. So far, more than 2,300 people have been tested at a firehouse. The testing at these sites is done by personnel from the DC Fire and EMS Department, the Public Health Lab, and the Department of Health. The new firehouse testing schedule is below: Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, 4 pm – 8 pm. Engine 4 (2531 Sherman Ave NW) Engine 11 (3420 14th St NW) Engine 24 (5101 Georgia Ave NW) Engine 31 (4930 Connecticut Ave NW) Thursday and Friday, 4 pm – 8 pm, and Saturday from 12 pm – 4 pm. Engine 8 (1520 C St SE) Engine 10 (1342 Florida Ave NE) Engine 30 (50 49th St NE) Engine 33 (101 Atlantic St SE) The firehouse testing sites are in addition to the many free testing sites across DC, including the walk-up testing site at F Street, NW between 4th and 5th Streets, NW and the drive-thru and walk-up testing sites at 2241 Martin Luther King Jr Avenue SE in Ward 8 and at the UDC-CC Bertie Backus campus in Ward 5. Residents are still encouraged to access testing through their health care providers so that they are connected to health care. However, anyone who needs a test can get a test at the testing locations listed above. Find a full list of testing locations at