COVID 19 Testing

Same Day PCR Test Results Available

✓ For International & Domestic Travel

✓ For Return to School & Work

✓ Fast COVID PCR Results

Self pay. Doctor's note not required.

Collection Site Details

MECU Pavilion Parking Lot 
731 Eastern Ave, Baltimore, MD 21202
Collection Hours
Monday-Friday: 8:30 AM - 12 PM
Saturday: 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Sunday: 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Appointments for a party of 4 or more can be reserved outside of regular hours. Please call 443-721-6323 for more details.

How It Works

Pre-register online and make an appointment.

Drive or walk up to our collection site.

Provide self-collect nasal swab sample. Check results.


Self-Pay Only 


Next Day Results: $195

Same Day Results: $295*


1Hour Results: $99

* Same day results by appointment only. Payment required upon booking.

Collection Site & Process

Our collection site at MECU Pavilion's parking lot is conveniently located near Harbor East, Little Italy, Inner Harbor, Fells Point, Canton, and Federal Hill. 

To ensure the safety of our patients and employees, all samples will be collected in the parking lots outside of our physical locations. If driving to the site, please stay in your car for the entire process.

Additional collection sites coming soon!

Frequently asked questions

How does it work?

Step 1: Register online for the test. You will receive an email from us with details soon after you submit registration. On-site registration is available as well. Step 2: Arrive at the collection site. Park in one of the assigned parking spaces and remain in your car. You will be guided by a trained professional for self-collection. The entire process will take no longer than a few minutes. Step 3: You will be notified by email when the results become available in the secure Patient Portal.

Which test should I take?

We offer 2 types of FDA-approved (under EUA) COVID-19 tests, both of which can be performed on shallow nasal swabs. You can take both or just one of the tests. 1. The RT-PCR Test - Considered the "gold-standard" test. - Very sensitive and accurate. - Samples must be processed in a lab, so the results are not available immediately. ​ - Results available in 12-48 hours (depending on your selection). ​​ 2. The Rapid Antigen Test​ - Detects active infections. Best for when symptoms are present. - Faster results within 30 minutes.

How much does it cost?

Visit and scroll down to "Pricing" for updated prices for each covid test. Self-pay option only. FSA/HSA accepted. Insurance not accepted currently. Itemized receipt can be provided for reimbursement purposes.

How can I pay for the test?

Payments are accepted via: - Credit cards - Debit cards - FSA/HSA cards No cash payments accepted.

How are samples collected?

Samples are self-collected under the supervision of a trained professional. The samples are collected from both nostrils. See CDC guidelines here.

What is the turnaround time for results?

PCR Test Results* 1. Same-day (samples must be in by 11 AM): Results are delivered electronically by 9 pm. 2. Next-day (samples must be in by 12 PM): Results are delivered electronically by 9 pm. *Cost varies based on turnaround time.