For Immediate Release May 29, 2021

University of Maryland Shore Regional Health, in partnership with Chesapeake College, will continue offering free COVID-19 testing but the testing day will move from Mondays to Wednesdays, ending on June 23. Testing takes place at the Eastern Shore Higher Education Center building, located at 1000 College Circle in Wye Mills.

COVID-19 testing is available by appointment only from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on June 2, 9, 16 and 23. To schedule an appointment for a free COVID-19 test, individuals should visit www.umms.org/shore/coronavirus/testing-locations and follow the link to “Schedule a free COVID test online. People do not need to have symptoms or a doctor’s order to schedule a COVID test, but must bring a photo ID to their appointment. Turnaround time for results is typically 48 to 72 hours. Patients can access to their results via My Portfolio, UM SRH’s online health portal, but a nurse also will call all patients who test positive as well as those who test negative and have not accessed their results through the online portal.

UM SRH and Chesapeake College first partnered in August 2020 to offer community-based COVID-19 testing, and during the height of the pandemic, conducted more than 500 tests weekly, with approximately 10,000 COVID-19 tests administered since that time.