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:







Name Location/Contact Hours Doctor’s Orders Appointment
Quality First Urgent Care Drive-Thru at Savage VFD Savage Volunteer Fire Company 8251 Corridor Rd                  Savage MD 8am–6pm Monday-Saturday Not needed Not needed
Columbia VEIP Drive-Thru 6340 Woodside Court        Columbia, MD 8am-12pm Tuesday, Thursday Not needed Schedule online
OUCH! Urgent Care 6020 Meadowridge Center Dr    Suite F                                Elkridge, MD                            443-776-3031 8:30am–6:30pm
7 days a week
Call first or check online Call first or check online
Righttime Medical Care Urgent Care 6334 Cedar Lane              Columbia, MD 21044                888-808-6483 6am–8pm
7 days a week
Call first or check online. Call first or check online
First Call Urgent Care Center/Centennial Medical Group 10981 Johns Hopkins Rd        Laurel, MD                                410-730-3399 8am–9pm
Walk-ins accepted
All Care Urgent Care 9396 Baltimore National Pike  Ellicott City, MD                        410-480-9110 8am–8pm Monday-Friday

8am–4pm Saturday

9am–4pm Sunday

Walk-ins accepted
CVS Pharmacy 8197 Westside Blvd                Fulton, MD                               301-362-5090 8am–6pm Monday–Friday Appointment required