Public Health

Where & How To Get a Rapid Coronavirus Test in Philadelphia for COVID-19?

Khang T. Vuong, MHA
Khang T. Vuong, MHA24 Dec 2020

Quick Digest

  • As of December 23, 2020, the number of COVID-19 cases in Philadelphia reaches over 88,420, and 2,327 COVID related deaths
  • Mayor Jim Kenney issues the new “Safer at Home” restrictions and they are effective November 20, 2020, through January 1, 2021
  • Individuals are asked to complete a brief survey to help the Health Department better understand and monitor the spread of COVID-19 in Philadelphia


Philadelphia COVID Update:

  • As of December 23, 2020, the number of COVID-19 cases in Philadelphia reaches over 88,420, and 2,327 COVID related deaths
  • Indoor dining at restaurants and other foodservice businesses. (Takeout, delivery, and outdoor dining may continue. Additional restrictions on outdoor dining are detailed below.)
  • All indoor gatherings and events involving people from more than one household are prohibited, in public or private spaces. This includes private events such as weddings and showers, listed as “celebrations” in previous guidance, as well as funerals.
  • #MaskUpPHL to block the virus from spreading and require others to wear them.
  • Find a mobile or pop-up community testing event in Philadelphia


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Find out if you’re eligible for a test in Philadelphia

​No testing site will ask you for money. You will be asked for identification and may also be asked for health insurance information. If you don’t have identification or health insurance, you can still get a test. In addition, some sites may:

  • Limit testing to people who meet certain criteria.
  • Require an appointment.
  • Require a referral from your doctor.
  • Ask you to stay in your car (for drive-thru sites).


Rapid COVID Tests Are Available Throughout Philadelphia

Some locations have criteria in order to get a rapid test. Please call or check their site before going to a clinic. 

Testing SiteSite Information
MyDoc UrgentCareCenter City
1420 Locust St Philadelphia, PA 19102
Phone: 215.800.1909
University City3717 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: 215.921.8294
Chinatown1008 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107
Phone: 267.881.9111
Temple University-Main CampusTemple University-Main Campus
1501 N. Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19122
Phone: 267.457.55


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PCR COVID Tests Are Available In Philadelphia 

Testing SiteSite Information
vybe urgent care 7390 Bustleton Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19152
COVID-19 Drive-Thru Testing at Walgreens1607 Bridge St, Philadelphia, PA 19124
GPHA - Frankford Avenue Health Center4500-10 Frankford Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19124
Eastern Regional Medical Center1331 E Wyoming Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19124



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Khang T. Vuong, MHA

Khang T. Vuong received his Master of Healthcare Administration from the Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University. He was named Forbes Healthcare 2021 30 under 30. Vuong spoke at Stanford Medicine X, HIMSS conference, and served as a Fellow at the Bon Secours Health System.