COVID Testing at the Convention Center
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, Wednesday and Friday, from 3–6 pm
When scheduling a visit, please use your full legal name and bring ID to the appointment.
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: iparkit.com. 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.
The BCC is accessible by many forms of public transportation, including:
- Charm City Circulator (Orange line to Convention Center)
- Light rail (Pratt Street stop)
- Metro subway (Charles Center)
- MARC Train (Camden Line)
To meet the increased need for care due to COVID-19, the Baltimore Convention Center Field Hospital was established in March 2020 to provide:
- Treatment for COVID-19 (an inpatient field hospital and outpatient infusion therapies)
- Testing for COVID-19
- Vaccination for COVID-19
Jointly operated by: