New COVID-19 testing site opens at Washington Education Zone in Lanham, MD

Luminis Health Doctors Community Medical Center is partnering with the Maryland Department of Health, the Maryland National Guard, and the Washington Education Zone to provide a free COVID-19 testing site at 6511 Princess Garden Parkway in Lanham, Md. The site opened Monday, Jan. 10, at 9 am.

“As the rate of COVID-19 continues to escalate, our community is in need of more access to testing,” said Deneen Richmond, president of Luminis Health Doctors Community Medical Center. “We are proud to be partnering to offer this location to our community.”

The testing site will run seven days per week, from 9 am until 1 pm, until further notice. Due to high demand, lines at testing sites may be closed early to allow everyone waiting to be tested by the scheduled closing time. Please be prepared for the possibility of extended wait times.

The no-cost testing site is located at on the grounds of the Washington Education Zone in Lanham, Md. The site will be drive-up only, with no scheduling, appointments or physician order required. The site will use PCR lab tests. Community members seeking COVID-19 testing at this location should enter the site off Princess Garden Parkway.

“Having this testing site nearby will help people who have mistakenly sought tests from our emergency room, which does not provide general COVID-19 testing,” said Dr. Sunil Madan, chief medical officer at Luminis Health Doctors Community Medical Center. “While we are always here for serious illness and injuries, we are asking the community to avoid the Emergency Room for non-life-threatening issues as we are operating at crisis level.”