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Coronavirus Update:What patients and families need to know

Testing for Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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If your child is feeling well and only needs a COVID-19 test, we recommend checking with your pediatrician and, if they are conducting testing, visiting their office.

Regional Testing Locations

Alternatively, there are several sites for children in the region that also offer to test:

Children’s National COVID-19 Testing

If you choose to visit our Emergency Room for a COVID-19 test, your child will be seen for an emergency care visit. He or she will have an exam with one of our providers before being tested for COVID-19, and your insurance will be billed for an emergency room visit. Out of pocket costs will vary based on your individual insurance. 

We currently have testing available at all three of our ED locations:

Children's National Emergency Department (Open 24 hours a day, seven days a week)
111 Michigan Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20010 

Children’s National Emergency Department at United Medical Center (Open 24 hours a day, seven days a week)
1310 Southern Avenue, SE 
Washington, DC 20032  

Doctors Community Hospital Emergency Department (Hours: 1-11 p.m. daily)
8118 Good Luck Road
Lanham, MD 20706

After your child receives testing, their results will be available in 48 hours.  We strongly advise that you sign up for MyChildrensNationalPortal in order to have easy and secure access to their test results.

Learn what to do if your child has tested positive for COVID-19.