COVID-19 TESTING AT VEIP MOVES TO ABERDEEN BEGINNING OCTOBER 1

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After seven months of serving the community at the Forest Hill VEIP station, University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health, in partnership with the Harford County Health Department and the Maryland Department of Health, will move its mobile COVID-19 testing location to Aberdeen beginning Thursday, October 1.

The testing will take place in a temporary climate-controlled building on the grounds of University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health’s new location in Aberdeen, at 650 McHenry Road (next to Target). New hours of operation will also be in effect, including evening hours, to help accommodate residents’ schedules. Those hours are Mondays from 10 a.m. to noon; Wednesdays from 8 a.m. to noon; Thursdays from 3 p.m to 7 p.m.; and Fridays from 10 a.m. to noon.

A doctor’s order is not required for testing at the Aberdeen site. However, a testing appointment is required. Appointments may be made by visiting https://crispcovid19.powerappsportals.com/newpatient/. Tests will be provided at no out-of-pocket cost to the patient., Patients are asked to arrive on time for their appointment and to wear a mask. Identification is required, and patients do not need to be a Harford County resident to receive a test.

The health department encourages anyone, ages 5 and older, to get tested if they have come in close contact with anyone who has tested positive for COVID-19, has traveled out of state or has attended a large gathering.

“Testing continues to be critical in data collection and the overall health and well-being of our residents of Harford County, especially since we enter the fall and flu season” says Acting Harford County Health Officer Marcy Austin. “It’s important to know whether you’re experiencing COVID-19 or the flu. Therefore, we’re encouraging anyone who is interested in being tested to make an appointment. We’ve extended the hours of operation and now will test patients as young as 5 years old without a doctor’s order. Our primary focus is always to protect the health and safety of our residents, and we hope that residents will take advantage of the testing.”

President and CEO for UM UCH, Lyle Sheldon, adds, “University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health’s community outreach team provides excellent health care services such as seasonal flu vaccines, screenings and education. Partnering with the Harford County Health Department on COVID testing, beginning at our local VEIP station and now for this larger scale effort, helps all of us understand our community’s positivity rates for COVID.”

The details of the new location are as follows:

Where:
650 McHenry Road (next to Target) in Aberdeen beginning Thursday, October 1

Hours of Operation:
Mondays – 10 a.m. to 12 noon
Wednesdays – 8 a.m. to 12 noon
Thursdays – 3 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Fridays – 10 a.m. to 12 noon

Who:
Anyone over the age of 5 who feels they need a test

How to register:
https://crispcovid19.powerappsportals.com/new-patient/
Please call 410-838-1500 for more information

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