How to Access Your Test Results

How will I get my test results?

If you were tested at a Baltimore City Health Department (BCHD) COVID-19 testing site, you should check your results on the CIAN lab portal.

You should have received instructions for accessing the CIAN portal at the testing site. You can also find instructions for accessing your result on the CIAN portal are here. (PDF)
Visit the CIAN lab portal for test results

Will I receive an email when my results are ready?

Unfortunately, CIAN labs does not notify you via email when your results are ready.

How long will it take for my results to be ready?

Turnaround times can vary, and the staff try to inform patients of anticipated turnaround time at the testing site. We will also try to update turnaround times on social media. Although ideally results are available in 1-2 days, during the current COVID surge we can experience turnaround times of 4-5 days due to high testing volumes.

What if I have a hard time accessing my results in the CIAN portal?

You can call CIAN at (240) 396-4343.

You can also call the Baltimore City Health Department COVID CALL CENTER.

Baltimore City Health Department COVID Call Center
443-984-8650
Monday to Friday 8:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

What if I was tested somewhere other than a BCHD site?

If you're not sure if you were tested at a BCHD testing site, or were tested elsewhere but still need help with your results, the COVID Call Center can try to direct you to the right place to find your results.

Who should I contact if I have a question about my test results?

Call the Baltimore City Health Department COVID Call Center if you have questions about your test results from a Baltimore City Health Department COVID testing site.

Baltimore City Health Department COVID Call Center
443-984-8650
Monday to Friday 8:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Can you provide test results for travel?

We do our best to provide short turnaround times, but we cannot guarantee test results will be available in time for travel requirements. 

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