New COVID-19 testing sites open in Wake County :: WRAL.com

By Nia Harden, WRAL reporter As North Carolina’s daily virus totals keep reaching new highs, Wake County is offering free drive-thru COVID-19 testing at more sites to make the process quick and easy. Wake County will offer testing Jan. 11-17 at the following parks: Biltmore Hills Park2615 Fitzgerald Drive, Raleigh, […]

As North Carolina’s daily virus totals keep reaching new highs, Wake County is offering free drive-thru COVID-19 testing at more sites to make the process quick and easy.

Wake County will offer testing Jan. 11-17 at the following parks:

Biltmore Hills Park
2615 Fitzgerald Drive, Raleigh, 27610

Buffaloe Road Athletic Park
5900 Buffaloe Road, Raleigh, 27604

Ting Park
1151 N. Main Street, Holly Springs, 27540

Hours are as follows:

  • Jan. 11: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Jan. 12-Jan. 16: 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Jan. 17: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Testing is also avilable Mondays through Saturdays at the following permanent locations:

Swinburne Parking Lot Drive-Thru Testing
2845 Kidd Road, Raleigh, 27610
7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Saturday

Departure Drive Building Drive-thru Testing
5809 Departure Drive, Raleigh, 27616
8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Monday through Friday
8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Saturdays

Radeas Labs Drive-thru Testing
907 Gateway Commons Circle, Wake Forest, 27587
7 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday through Saturday

COVID-19 tests are free and no appointments are required. The testing process can be as short as five minutes, depending on wait time, and most test results come back within 24 to 48 hours.

People can walk or drive up to the sites. They will be asked to fill out a form and will then administer their own test, a nasal swab, with supervision by a staff member.

“There’s no cost, no appointment necessary, no insurance needed, and no ID required,” said Eugene Chalwe, Wake County’s COVID-19 Operations Manager. “We need to stress, if you have any reason to believe you might have been exposed to COVID-19, you are welcome to be tested. You don’t even need a car at our drive-thru testing, you can simply walk up.”

Find a list of locations and appointment times online.

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