COVID-19 testing updates for Baltimore City

Due to very high test volumes, tests are taking longer to process. We appreciate your patience as we work to get COVID-19 test results back to you as quickly as we can. We understand the importance of providing test results as quickly as possible.

The COVID Call Center will be closed on December 24th, 25th, and January 1st due to the holidays. Regular hours of operation are Monday through Friday 8:30 AM - 6:30 PM and Saturdays 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM. 

If you were tested at the BCHD testing site at Franciscan Center (Wednesday 12/22) or Erdman Shopping Center (Thursday 12/23) you should expect results back on Sunday or Monday (12/26 or 27). If you were tested at one of these sites you can also check the CIAN lab portal for test results
Instructions for accessing your result on the CIAN portal are here. (PDF)

If you do not know if you were tested at a BCHD testing site, or were tested elsewhere but still need help with your results, you can call the BCHD COVID Call Center with questions at 443-984-8650

Looking for a testing location?

If you need to get tested for COVID-19, please visit our Where to get tested in Baltimore City page, or Maryland's state directory of testing locations.

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BALTIMORE, MD. (April 14, 2022) – The Baltimore City Health Department (BCHD) is excited to announce additional COVID-19 Test Kit Distribution partners. Residents can find a list of COVID-19 Test Kit Distribution partners on the Health Department’s website. Organizations will receive a supply of COVID-19 at-home test kits for distribution to the community and will advertise distribution plans. Organizations were selected via an application process that considered representation across BCHD’s COVID-19 VALUES communities and geographic coverage across the city. 

Information about COVID-19 booster doses

Booster doses are currently authorized by the FDA and recommended by CDC for all individuals 12 years and older.

Additional doses for people 5 years and older with moderate to severe immune compromise

The Baltimore City Health Department recommends that people 5 years and older who are moderately to severely immunocompromised rec