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Drive-Thru COVID-19 Test Collection 
The Cumberland County Department of Public Health will conduct drive-thru test collection for COVID-19 by appointment, while supplies last and staffing is available. 

**Please do not call offsite test locations for assistance. Call (910) 678-7657.

 

On Tuesdays, test collection will be conducted at:
Manna Church
5117 Cliffdale Road
Fayetteville, NC 28314
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

On Thursdays, test collection will be conducted as follows:

Tabernacle of Miracles
2574 Hope Mills Rd, Fayetteville, NC 28306
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. | December 3

Second Missionary Baptist Church
522 Old Wilmington Rd, Fayetteville, NC 28301
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. | December 10 and December 17 

         Testing is free.

To protect the health and safety of our staff and clients, test collection is by drive-up appointment only (walk-ins cannot be accommodated at this time). Appointments are available for those individuals over the age of 13 who meet the following criteria.

  1. Any individual over the age of 13 experiencing COVID-19 symptoms*
  2. Individuals without symptoms but who have been in close contact (within 6 feet for 15 minutes or longer) with someone who tested positive COVID-19 in the last 14 days. If you are not having symptoms, you should wait 6 days after your last exposure to get tested.
  3. Regardless of symptoms, anyone over the age of 13, at higher risk of exposure or at higher risk for severe disease
  • Persons who live or work in a long-term care facility, homeless shelter, correctional facility, or migrant farmworker camp
  • People over age 65
  • People with underlying health conditions who are at high risk for severe illness
  • Persons from historically marginalized populations
  • Healthcare workers or first responders (e.g. EMS, law enforcement, fire department, military)
  • Front-line and essential workers (grocery store clerks, gas station attendants, childcare staff, etc.) in settings where social distancing is difficult to maintain. Individuals who have attended protests, rallies, or other mass gatherings in crowds where it is difficult to practice effective social distancing.

*See the list of COVID-19 symptoms below

If you meet these criteria, follow these steps to schedule an appointment:

1. Follow this link to complete the online assessment tool on your computer, smart phone or tablet: Online Assessment Tool

  • You will need your insurance information to fill in the assessment.**If you do not have insurance, you are still able to be tested at no cost.
  • The online assessment will prompt you to fill in and digitally sign all consent forms and privacy/confidentiality documents. **Please complete the full assessment and digitally sign all documents. If you are unable to digitally sign or you need assistance filling in the online assessment, please call 910-678-7657.

2. Once your online assessment is completed, you will be prompted to schedule your appointment online.

  • If you have a need for more than one person in your household to be tested, complete an individual online assessment and supporting documents for each person needing testing.
    *You will not need a new appointment time for each person. Only ONE appointment time is needed per vehicle.
  • Individuals must be seated next to a window that can be rolled down to be tested.

You DO NOT need insurance to get a test. The test is free. Insurance information does not affect eligibility or scheduling. If you have insurance it will be billed, BUT YOU WILL NOT BE CHARGED
(no co-pay, etc.)

What to expect when you arrive:

  • Bring your ID to confirm your appointment.
  • Check your appointment location!  
  • Help protect the public and our staff.
  • Please do not arrive without a completed assessment and one appointment only for your vehicle.  We are unable to accommodate individuals without an appointment. Vehicles with more than one person needing testing should complete an assessment form for EACH person and only ONE appointment time.
    • Click here to complete individual assessments and supporting documents for additional individuals in your vehicle
  • When you arrive, stay in your vehicle. There will be staff available to guide you through the line and do the test collection from your vehicle.
  • Individuals that need to be tested should be seated next to a window that rolls down
  • Please do not put others at risk - do not take public transportation or a ride share (Uber, Lyft, taxi cab, etc.)
  • Do not bring pets in your vehicle to the test site
  • You will receive an email confirming your appointment time. You can use this email to cancel or reschedule your appointment time, if needed.
  • Results are typically available in 5-7 business days. The increase in COVID-19 testing has created a nationwide shortage of supplies needed to process COVID-19 tests. There may be a delay in receiving your test results. 
  • If you consider yourself in need of COVID-19 testing, you are declaring you should self-quarantine. You can expect to confirm your willingness to immediately be quarantined in your home for at least 10 days and longer if your symptoms do not get better.
  • To protect the health and safety of staff and others being tested, public restrooms will not be available on site.
  • To comply with federal and state privacy laws, audio and video recording is not permitted on the premises. Media will be permitted to record before and after the conclusion of the event or off premises. 
  • If you begin having severe symptoms, don’t wait for your appointment. Call 911 or call ahead then go to the Emergency Room.
  • Test collection sites are held outdoors and dependent upon the weather. In case of weather events (rain, strong winds, cold weather, etc.), check the Cumberland County COVID-19 website and social media pages for information about cancellations.

The Isolation and Quarantine (Spanish) guidance explains to patients what they should do while waiting for test results to come back and then once they have received the results.



COVID-19 Symptoms
Symptoms that may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus:

  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

Or at least two of the following:

  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Repeated shaking with chills
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • New loss of taste or smell

 

When to Seek Medical Attention
If you have any of these emergency warning signs* for COVID-19 get medical attention immediately:

  • Trouble breathing
  • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
  • New confusion or inability to arouse
  • Bluish lips or face

*This list is not all possible symptoms. Please call your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning to you.

Call 911 if you have a medical emergency: Notify the operator that you have, or think you might have, COVID-19. If possible, put on a cloth face covering before medical help arrives

Individuals can practice everyday prevention measures like frequent hand washing, staying home when sick, and covering coughs and sneezes. Community-based interventions can also help slow the spread of COVID-19. This includes measures collectively known as social distancing. Social distancing measures aim to reduce the frequency of contact and increase physical distance between persons, thereby reducing the risks of person-to-person transmission.

Frequently Asked Questions

I need help filing out my assessment form.
We’re happy to help! The assessment works best in Chrome or Firefox and on a computer, although you can also use your smartphone or tablet.

Check to make sure all required fields are completed. Filling in all required fields will grant you access to the next page. If you do not see a next button, check your answers and make sure it is filled in in it’s entirety.

If you need assistance completing the form, please call 910-678-7657 and someone will assist you. Please note the call volume is high. You may need to leave a message and we will call you back.

I’m not having symptoms. Should I get tested?
If you have been in close contact with someone who have tested positive for COVID-19 but are not yet having symptoms, you should wait 6 days after you were exposed to get tested.

If you are not having symptoms but are at a higher risk of exposure or at a higher risk for severe disease, you are also eligible for testing. Consult with your healthcare provider to determine if you need testing.

  • Persons who live in or work in (e.g., long-term care facility, homeless shelter, correctional facility, migrant farmworker camp)
  • Persons who are over the age of 65
  • Persons with underlying conditions who are at higher risk of severe illness
  • Healthcare workers or first responders.
  • Front-line and essential workers (grocery store clerks, gas station attendants, etc.) in settings where social distancing is difficult to maintain
  • Individuals who have attended protests, rallies, or other mass gatherings in crowds where it is difficult to practice effective social distancing.

How long will testing take?
Testing will take approximately 5 minutes for those with an appointment and all paperwork completed in advance. If you have more than one person being tested, this could take a longer depending on how many individuals are being tested.

How long will I have to be in quarantine/isolation?
Current guidance from the Centers for Disease Control indicates isolation for COVID-19 positive should be maintained for at least 10 days after your symptoms begin AND at least 24 hours after you are fever free (without medication) and your other symptoms have improved.

How will I get notified of my test results?
A Cumberland County Health Department staff member will call you with your results. You will be informed of both positive and negative results. Please provide an accurate phone number so we can contact you with results. There is a nationwide shortage of testing supplies. Please allow for at least 5-7 business days to receive your results. 

What if I do not have transportation to the test site?
Please do not put others at risk - do not take public transportation or a ride share (Uber, Lyft, taxi cab, etc.) to the test site. Complete your assessment to determine if you are eligible for testing. Call 910-678-7657 for assistance.

I have more than one person in my household that needs to be tested. How do I get each person tested?
Each person who needs testing will need to complete the online assessment form to see if they qualify for testing. Only one appointment is needed per vehicle. Follow these steps:

  1. The first person needing testing should complete the online assessment form, complete the appropriate consent forms, and schedule an appointment.
  2. Each additional person needing testing, complete the online assessment form and complete the appropriate consent forms. DO NOT schedule an additional appointment.

The persons needing testing should be seated by a window that rolls down.

What is the cost? What if I don’t have insurance? Will you bill my insurance?
You DO NOT need insurance to get a test. The test is free. Insurance information does not affect eligibility or scheduling. If you have insurance it will be billed, BUT YOU WILL NOT BE CHARGED (no co-pay, etc.)

What if I lost my ID card?
We ask that you bring your ID card to verify your identify. As required by the State Health Department, individuals will not be declined testing for a communicable disease if they are unable to present a picture ID.

Why aren’t individuals under age 13 eligible for testing?
Children under the age of 13 are not eligible for drive through testing due to risk and safety concerns. If their parents/legal guardians would like them to be tested, they should seek testing at their health care provider or another testing site in Cumberland County. See list below on this page.

What if there is inclement weather on the day my appointment is scheduled?
Test collection sites are held outdoors and dependent upon the weather. In case of weather events (extreme heat, rain, strong winds, cold weather, etc.), check the Cumberland County COVID-19 website and social media pages for information about cancellations. In this event, you will keep the same appointment time for the rescheduled date indicated on the website.

What happens next if I test positive?Following CDC guidelines, if your test comes back positive and you had symptoms, you should stay home and, as much as possible, avoid others in your household until you can say yes to ALL three of the following questions:

  • Has it been at least 10 days since you first had symptoms?
  • Has it been at least 24 hours since you have had a fever without using fever-reducing medicine?
  • Have your other symptoms improved?

Following CDC guidelines, if your test comes back positive and you did not have symptoms, you should stay home and isolate (avoid anyone in your household) until 10 days have passed since the date of your first positive COVID-19 diagnostic test, assuming you did not develop symptoms since your positive test.

Additionally, if you have tested positive for COVID-19, the local health department or another member of the COVID19 Community Team will call to ensure you have the information and support you need, such as tips for staying at home and monitoring symptoms.

To protect your family and friends and slow the spread of the virus, the COVID-19 Community Team member will also ask you who you have recently been near – for example, people living in your household or people who have been within 6 feet of you for more than 15 minutes. The COVID-19 Community Team will reach out to anyone who has been near you to share information and support, as well as help them get tested. They should stay home and quarantine until 14 days after the last time they were in contact with you while you were able to spread the infection. The team will not share your name or personal information. This information is confidential and will remain private. However, if you are comfortable, please share this information with everyone in your household and any of your close contacts. If the COVID-19 Community Team does not get in contact with you, please call your local health department.

What happens next if I test negative?If you were tested because you have symptoms, you should stay home until you have no fever without the use of fever reducing medicines, and you have felt well for at least 24 hours.

If you were tested because you have symptoms and a healthcare provider still thinks you have COVID-19, even with a negative test, you should stay home and, as much as possible, avoid others in your household until you can say yes to ALL three of the following questions:

  • Has it been at least 10 days since you first had symptoms?
  • Has it been 24 hours since you have had a fever without using fever-reducing medicine?
  • Have your other symptoms improved?

If you were tested because of a known contact to someone with COVID-19, you should stay home and quarantine (avoid anyone in your household) until 14 days after the last time you were in contact with the person who tested positive. Having a negative test during that period is a good thing, but there is still a chance that it may take up to 14 days after exposure to COVID-19 for the virus to present itself and infect someone. That’s why it is important that you monitor your symptoms closely. If you develop any of the above symptoms*, then you may have COVID-19. Check with your medical provider, the COVID-19 Community Team, or get tested again.

If you were tested for another reason that is not because of a known or suspected contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19 and have no symptoms, then you can resume your regular activities.

Everyone should continue to practice the 3 Ws (Wear. Wait. Wash.) whenever they leave home. Wearing a cloth covering over your mouth and nose if you will be with other people, waiting 6 feet apart from others, and washing your hands often can help protect you and your loved ones from the spread of this virus.

What happens if I test negative, but someone else in my household tests positive? If someone in your household tests positive, all members of the household should remain in isolation/quarantine.

What do I do while I wait for my test results? If you have any COVID-19 symptoms, were tested because you were exposed to someone with COVID-19, or you suspect you may have been exposed to COVID-19, you should stay home and, as much as possible, avoid others in your household. In addition, if you were tested because you have COVID-19 symptoms, everyone in your household should stay at home as much as possible until your results are known. If you were tested for COVID-19 but have no symptoms and no known or suspected exposure to someone with COVID-19 (for example, as part of a workplace screening program), you do not need to stay home while waiting for your results unless you are told to do so by your employer or by a public health official.

Do I need two negative tests to get out of isolation?
No. A test-based strategy (requiring two negative diagnostic tests) is ) is no longer recommended to discontinue isolation except in very specific circumstances in consultation with infectious diseases experts.

My family member/friend got tested on the same day at a different location. They have their results back, why don’t I have my results back.
Providers are sending test samples to labs across the country. Many, but not all, labs are experiencing a longer turnaround time to process results. The turnaround time for each lab varies. It is possible to get tested on the same day as another individual and not receive results back on the same day.

 


 
 

Eligibility for testing, cost, and hours/days of operation varies by provider.

Appointments may be required.

Before proceeding to the test site, individuals should call and/or visit the provided website for more information.

If you have symptoms of COVID-19 and want to get tested, call your healthcare provider first.

 

Look for emergency warning signs for COVID-19: 
If someone is showing any of these signs, seek emergency medical care immediately.

  • Trouble breathing
  • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
  • New confusion
  • Inability to wake or stay awake
  • Bluish lips or face
Call 911 or call ahead to your local emergency facility. Notify the operator that you are seeking care for someone who has or may have COVID-19.

 

 

NC Department of Health and Human Services|
Statewide COVID-19 Testing Information

 

 

Testing Sites

Cumberland County Department of Public Health 

Test locations and dates: 

On Tuesdays, test collection will be conducted at:
Manna Church
5117 Cliffdale Road
Fayetteville, NC 28314
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

On Thursdays, test collection will be conducted as follows:

Tabernacle of Miracles
2574 Hope Mills Rd, Fayetteville, NC 28306
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. |  December 3

Second Missionary Baptist Church
522 Old Wilmington Rd, Fayetteville, NC 28301
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. | December 10 and December 17 

EVERY WEDNESDAY--No appointment required
Manna Dream Center
336 Ray Ave, Fayetteville, NC 28301
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.



Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays
New Life Bible Church
1420 Hoke Loop Rd, Fayetteville, NC 28314
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

Preregistration is welcome but not required.

Register online - https://lhi.care/covidtesting, call 877-562-4850 for questions


Fayetteville State University (FSU) CARES recently partnered with StarMed to continue providing no-cost COVID-19 testing. Appointments are NOT required, but participants can pre-register at www.StarMed.care

Call (910) 420-5611 for more information. Appointments are NOT required

  
 Nov. 30  12 - 4 p.m.   Locks Creek AME Zion   4070 Locks Creek Church Rd,. Fayetteville, NC 28312
 Dec. 1  12 - 4 p.m.   Spring Lake Community Coalition
 630 Lillington Highway, Spring Lake, NC 28390
 Dec. 4  12 - 4 p.m.   Fayetteville State University (Nursing Parking Lot)  1361 Grace Black Circle, Fayetteville, NC 28301



Cape Fear Valley Health

Health Pavilion North ExpressCare
6387 Ramsey Street, Unit 100
Fayetteville, 28311
910-615-3879

Highsmith-Rainey ExpressCare
150 Robeson Street
Fayetteville, 28311
910-615-1220

Cape Fear Valley/Goshen Test Sites - For more information, or to make an appointment, please call (910) 267-2044. Visit http://www.capefearvalley.com/home/index.aspx

CVS Pharmacy

Patients must register in advance at https://www.cvs.com/minuteclinic/covid-19-testing

CVS Pharmacy
3362 Bragg Boulevard
Fayetteville, NC 28303

CVS Pharmacy
100 Law Road
Fayetteville, NC 28311

CVS Pharmacy
4923 Raeford Road     
Fayetteville, NC 28304
 
CVS Pharmacy

7469 Rockfish Road
Fayetteville, NC 28306

CVS Pharmacy
3966 South Main Street
Hope Mills, NC 28438

CVS Pharmacy
404 Ramsey Street
Fayetteville, NC 28301

Ernesto Graham MD, PA
Obstetrics & Gynecology

https://egrahamobgynlaserspa.com
1521 Owen Park Lane
Fayetteville, 28304
910-223-7420

 

FastMed Urgent Care Center
COVID-19 testing available.
To ensure eligibility, please complete our self‑assessment prior to your visit.

https://www.fastmed.com/urgent-care-centers/fayetteville-nc-walk-in-clinic-ramsey-street/
4401 Ramsey Street, Suite 104
Fayetteville, 28311
910-354-3372
Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

https://www.fastmed.com/urgent-care-centers/fayetteville-nc-walk-in-clinic-hope-mills/
3007 Town Center Drive, Suite 100-101
Fayetteville, 28306 
910-354-2025
Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.


Fayetteville VA Medical Center
2300 Ramsey Street
Fayetteville, 28301
910-488-2120
800-771-6106

 

NextCare Urgent Care Center
https://nextcare.com/locations/nc/fayetteville/
217 Glensford Drive
Fayetteville, 28314
910-483-4647

 

Stedman-Wade Health Services
https://www.swhs-nc.org/ 
Appointment Required
Testing for Wade Family Medical Center Patients Only.
New patient visits are available.
Appointments are available via telehealth for new patient.
COVID-19 tests are done at the advice of the provider only.

Two locations:
Wade Family Medical Center
2313 Murchison Road, Fayetteville
910-488-4525

Wade Family Medical Center
7118 Main Street, Wade
910-483-6694

 

Southern Regional Area Health Education Center
1601 Owen Drive
Fayetteville, NC 28304
Staff will make you a Telehealth Appointment to determine if you need to come into the office for testing. If you have COVID-19 symptoms such as fever, dry cough, shortness of breath, call (910) 678-0100
 

 

Womack Army Medical Center
https://tricare.mil/mtf/Womack/Health-Services/M_S/Fort-Bragg-Department-of-Public-Health/COVID-1
Fort Bragg Department of Public Health: 1-910-916-3544
Nurse Advice Line: 1-800-TRICARE (874-2273)