COVID-19 Testing

Testing Sites that do not require a referral or symptoms.  Call first to determine if a scheduled appointment is needed.

The quickest and easiest way to get a COVID test is to check with your local Department of Health.

Check the specifics of a test site before arriving:

  • Many sites provide the test at no cost to you, with or without medical insurance.
  • Some require an advance appointment
  • Some require referral from your doctor*
  • Some require that you exhibit certain symptoms.

*MDLIVE Telemedicine CANNOT issue a referral for this, contact your local doctor’s office.

Below is information from our local areas

THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA website provides a quick and easy way to locate a testing site.  (See FAQ for more information about who should get tested.) You can:

  • Search for a testing site by address.
  • Click on a map location for specific site information.
  • Filter the site list by the tags provided.
  • Find out if you’re eligible

​No testing site will ask you for money. You will be asked for identification and may also be asked for health insurance information. If you don’t have identification or health insurance, you can still get a test. In addition, some sites may:

  • Limit testing to people who meet certain criteria.
  • Require an appointment.
  • Require a referral from your doctor.*
  • Ask you to stay in your car (for drive-thru sites).

Check a location’s specific details on the map. Then, call or visit the provider’s website before going for a test.

Mobile and pop-up testing events:  Find a mobile or pop-up community testing event in Philadelphia


MONTGOMERY COUNTY: A map-based webpage shows the locations of testing sites in Montgomery County that are open to the public and do not require a doctor’s referral.

Community based testing sites are sites that are open to the public and do not require a physician referral to get tested.  The map does not show private labs or hospitals that are conducting tests.


Delaware County and the Chester County Health Department maintain an interactive web-based map of active COVID-19 test sites that are managed either by Delaware County or by local/regional organizations such as Main Line Health, Penn Medicine, CVS, etc. Visit the site for information regarding location, hours of operation, and possible registration requirements.

HOW TO GET TESTED FOR COVID-19 IN NEW JERSEY.  Testing is available to everyone in New Jersey.  First responders and health care workers are saving lives every day – and so can you. Find out if you have COVID-19 at any of the 250 testing sites across New Jersey. It’s quick and easy. You don’t need insurance and free testing is available. Anyone who wants a test, can now get one.  To find a testing site near you, visit

STATE OF DELAWARE: Find a site near you.

  • Many sites require you to either call ahead or pre-register.
  • Only certain sites will test you if you do not have symptoms, so check the site information below.
  • Hours vary between sites, please call ahead.
  • If you don’t have a doctor: call 2-1-1 (or text your ZIP code to 898-211 for individuals who are deaf and hard of hearing) and you will be connected to medical personnel about screening.

*MDLIVE Telemedicine CANNOT issue a referral for this, contact your local doctor’s office.

COVID-19 Testing if you don’t have health insurance

The City of Philadelphia launched a testing site finder to help locate COVID-19 testing sites. The finder is available in six languages, and the map is updated regularly as testing sites change. Testing sites are operated by many different organizations, including hospitals, urgent care clinics and pharmacies, as well as the City of Philadelphia. Please go to the individual site’s contact information for more details. Testing for COVID-19 is free and never requires proof of citizenship.

COVID-19 Testing and your SDP insurance

If you have Keystone HMO pr Personal Choice PPO through the SDP, our plans cover testing for active COVID-19 (RT-PCR) at no cost. The plan will cover and reimburse member cost-sharing (such as co-pays, deductibles, and coinsurance) for the COVID-19 test and the administration of the test when performed at an in-network physician’s office, urgent care center, by a home health agency, or an emergency room. The plan will cover COVID-19 antibody testing with no member cost-share in accordance with federal guidelines and company medical policy for the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic. Note most sites will not provide a test without being pre-screened and without presenting a physician order.

This is a list of Participating COVID-19 testing locations. The most current information on our plan policies is available on IBC site at 

For the latest information, and valuable resources to help you and your family stay safe and healthy, visit the District’s Coronavirus Information Hub

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Question: How often am I allowed to take covid 19 test and does insurance cover it?

Answer: There is no limit to the number of tests (COVID-19/Antibody) an individual member can receive, so long as they are given a doctor’s script each time and the test is deemed medically necessary/appropriate. Check this fact sheet for more information covid-19-testing-fact-sheet.