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September 6, 2020

COVID-19 PCR testing is being provided for free by the State of Delaware.  Any Delaware resident can be tested, without a prescription or doctor's order.  Do not eat, drink, or brush your teeth for 20 minutes prior to the test.


1.  The Delaware Division of Public Health runs free, drive-up testing clinics in the parking lot of one Walgreens in each county, from 9 am to 5 pm, 7 days per week. In New Castle County, you can go to Walgreens, 700 S Ridge Ave, Middletown, DE 19709.  Click here to read details:

2.  There is a schedule of pop-up clinics; you can make an appointment by email to get tested, here (select your county):

You can find testing locations here:  Some of these, but not all, don't need a doctor's order.

3.  Several Rite Aid pharmacies offer free COVID-19 PCR testing in DE, MD and PA, 7 days/week.  No order is needed.  You can be tested regardless if you are symptomatic or not.  ONLY people over age 18 can be tested, not kids.  These tests are run by Google's biotech company, Verily.  There are testing sites in north Wilmington, Bear, and Smyrna.  You can sign up and make an appointment HERE:

4.  In Maryland, at the moment, the closest free testing site is here:
ExpressCare of Elkton
310 E Pulaski Hwy.
Elkton, MD, 21921
7 Days a week, 10 am to 8 pm.
(443) 485-6213


See the latest Delaware COVID-19 statistics here:

And, finally, click here to read my latest blog post summary about the Coronavirus pandemic.

   --  Dr. Epstein

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