In the effort to fight COVID-19, the Baltimore Convention Center (BCC) is being utilized as a facility that offers outpatient COVID testing as well vaccinations and COVID treatment. 

How to Get a COVID Test at BCC

You may schedule online for testing appointments. The BCC COVID testing location can take walk-ins. However, appointments are preferable and will likely save you time. 

Testing Hours: Monday and Friday from 2–4:30 pm 

When scheduling a visit, please use your full legal name and bring ID to the appointment.

Schedule a COVID Test

At Your COVID Testing Appointment

Please arrive at the Convention Center no more than 15 minutes before your appointment. When it is time for your test, you will visit a registration booth, where we will confirm your appointment time and personal details.

A clinician will insert a long swab ("Q-tip") into the back of your nostrils to collect the test specimen. This type of test we use is considered the most accurate and reliable. Some patients report minor discomfort at most. 

COVID Test Results

Patients will be able to get their results within 2–5 days (sometimes sooner) via text message or phone call or by accessing UMMS dedicated online patient portal. Learn more about MyPortfolio patient portal

Getting to Your Appointment

The Baltimore Convention Center is located in the Inner Harbor at:

1 West Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD 21201 Get directions in Google Maps

Entrance and Drop-Off

Please enter the testing site at the intersection of Conway Street and Sharp Street.  There will be signage directing you to the testing location. You may be dropped off at this entrance. 


Parking is not available at the Convention Center. You can park at nearby garages for $10 (up to 8 hours) by going to this link: You must use the link and pay through the app to get the $10 rate; no additional validation is needed. We cannot validate parking for any other garages.

Public Transit

The BCC is accessible by many forms of public transportation, including:


To meet the increased need for care due to COVID-19, the Baltimore Convention Center Field Hospital was established in March 2020 to provide:Baltimore Convention Center Field Hospital

  • Treatment for COVID-19 (an inpatient field hospital and outpatient infusion therapies)
  • Testing for COVID-19
  • Vaccination for COVID-19

More: Find other testing locations in Maryland.

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