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Here are 23 places to get a COVID-19 test in Lancaster County, from Elizabethtown to Quarryville

Mask Oct 23 2020

Three-year-old Allie Kat Smith, left, walks with her parents Samantha, left, and Matt on the first block of North Queen Street in Lancaster city on Friday, Oct 23, 2020. We need to mask up and take other precautions to limit COVID-19's spread. 

There are, generally, three scenarios that can determine where you go for a test. For persons exhibiting symptoms or who have known exposure to an infected person, there’s a fairly robust network of health care facilities and pharmacies offering tests. These options usually must be pre-scheduled, and some require a referral from your primary care physician.

Likewise, someone needing a test ahead of a scheduled surgery or other medical procedure can often get tested at the facility where that procedure will occur. Check with your physician about scheduling and availability.

The other scenario involves persons seeking a test because it’s required for traveling to another country or state, or someone who wants voluntary testing before visiting a loved one. Tests for these situations are offered in fewer places and often take longer to return results.

The Pennsylvania Department of Health has a testing FAQ and location map on its site, and anyone with questions can call 1-877-PA-HEALTH (1-877-724-3258).


Lancaster Health Center

- Location: 304 N. Water St., Lancaster

- Appointment, referral is required

- Testing limited

- Lancaster Health Center will require an evaluation in person or through a tele-med appointment.

- More information: Website | 717-299-6371


Lancaster General Health Urgent Care

- Location: 540 N. Duke St., Lancaster

- Appointment, referral required

- Testing available for all

- LGH Urgent care recommends that people call in before scheduling to make sure tests are still available for the time being. The main clientele they are accepting is people with COVID-19 symptoms and people who are slated for surgery and need to be tested beforehand.

More information: Website | 717-544-6111


Lancaster General Health Urgent Care (Non-main campus)

Locations:

  • Suburban Pavilion, 2100 Harrisburg Pike, Lancaster | 717-544-3000
  • Women and Babies Hospital, 690 Good Dr., Lancaster | 717-544-3700
  • 2112 Harrisburg Pike, Third Floor, Suite 323 | 717-869-4600
  • 51 Peters Road, Lititz | 717-627-7687 
  • 895 E. Main St., Ephrata | 717-721-4585 
  • 432 Cloverleaf Road, Elizabethtown | 717-544-6350 
  • 306 N. 7th St., Columbia | 717-864-5100
  • 5360 Lincoln Highway, Gap | 717-442-8111
  • 317 Chestnut St., Quarryville | 717-786-7383

- Appointment, referral required

- Testing limited, need-based

- LGH urges people to schedule an online video visit at LGHealth.org/OnDemand. In addition, LGH suggests calling before showing up.


MedExpress Urgent Care

- Location: 4 Rohrerstown Road, East Hempfield Township

- No appointment, referral needed

- Testing available for all

- Virtual visits are available to see if a COVID-19 test is the best option.

- More information: Website | 717-299-3627


Patient First

- Location: 1625 Oregon Pike, Lancaster

- Appointment required for active testing, no appointment required for antibody testing

- Telehealth is encouraged

- More information: Website | 717-925-2995


CVS Pharmacy

Locations:

  • 2110 Spring Valley Road, Lancaster
  • 385 N. Broad St., Lititz | 717-627-0081 
  • 706 W. Main St., New Holland | 717-354-4268
  • 2363 Oregon Pike, Lancaster | 717-560-1499
  • 1624 Lincoln Highway, Lancaster | 717-394-5121

- Appointment required, referral not required

- Tests are limited and need-based

- Drive-thru testing is an option. Patients who use drive-thru testing have to be over 18-years-old and are required to stay in their vehicles for the duration

More information: 717-299-4144 | Website


Lancaster VA Clinic

- Location: 212 Willow Valley Lakes Dr., Willow Street

- Appointment/referral required

- Tests limited to veterans and need-based

- Telehealth appointments are encouraged

More information: Website | 717-290-6900


Rite Aid

- Location: 825A E. Chestnut St., Lancaster

- Appointment required

- Drive-thru testing only

- Tests largely available; call to confirm before going

More information: Website | 717-293-8001


WellSpan Urgent Care: Lititz

- Location: 101 W. Airport Road, Lititz

- Appointment not required, referral is required

- Tests limited to those showing symptoms

More information: Website | 717-466-2445


WellSpan Urgent Care: Ephrata

- Location: 446 N. Reading Road, Ephrata

- Appointment, referral required

- Testing available for patients, but asymptomatic people need to have a doctor's order

More information: 717-721-4301 | Website


Travel Health Services of Lancaster

- Location: 1887 Lititz Pike, Suite 6, Lancaster

- By appointment only

- No doctor's order needed for asymptomatic testing

- Cost: $150

More information: travelhealthservicesoflancaster.com | 717-627-3133


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