Howard County has conducted approximately 35,973 COVID-19 tests, with a positivity rate of 3.53%. Howard County has tested 9.6% of the population, with the goal of testing at least 10%. It’s important for residents who have attended gatherings, have returned to work in close proximity with others or live with someone who is more vulnerable, go and get tested.

Many of the testing sites in Howard County are more accessible than ever. The Columbia VEIP testing site no longer requires a doctor’s order to get tested. Residents are able to get tested by simply making an appointment by visiting

Residents may access testing at any of the following locations:







NameLocation/ContactHoursDoctor’s OrdersAppointment
Quality First Urgent Care Drive-Thru at Savage VFDSavage Volunteer Fire Company 8251 Corridor Rd                  Savage MD8am–6pm Monday-SaturdayNot neededNot needed
Columbia VEIP Drive-Thru6340 Woodside Court        Columbia, MD Tuesday, ThursdayNot neededSchedule online
OUCH! Urgent Care6020 Meadowridge Center Dr    Suite F                                Elkridge, MD                            443-776-3031–6:30pm
7 days a week
Call first or check onlineCall first or check online
Righttime Medical Care Urgent Care6334 Cedar Lane              Columbia, MD 21044                888-808-6483–8pm
7 days a week
Call first or check online.Call first or check online
First Call Urgent Care Center/Centennial Medical Group10981 Johns Hopkins Rd        Laurel, MD                                410-730-33998am–9pm
Walk-ins accepted
All Care Urgent Care9396 Baltimore National Pike  Ellicott City, MD                        410-480-9110–8pm Monday-Friday

8am–4pm Saturday

9am–4pm Sunday

Walk-ins accepted
CVS Pharmacy8197 Westside Blvd                Fulton, MD                               301-362-5090–6pm Monday–FridayAppointment required