Testing Events



Need to find a testing location near you? Use the interactive map below. Have questions? Learn more about COVID-19 testing.

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Smyrna State Service Center


Smyrna State Service Center
200 S Dupont Blvd, #101, Smyrna

No Symptoms Required
Registration Strongly Encouraged
Results: 48-72 hours

Results are usually available within 72 hours.  Advanced registration strongly encouraged; no physician’s order required. This is a self-administered shallow nasal test, which detects current infection. A Curative health care worker will direct you during this free viral test. To pre-register: curative.com. This testing site closes daily from noon to 1 p.m. for lunch. Watch the […]

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Appoquinimink State Service Center


Appoquinimink State Service Center
122 Silver Lake Road, Middletown

No Symptoms Required
Registration Strongly Encouraged
Results: 48-72 hours

Results are usually available within 72 hours.  Advanced registration strongly encouraged; no physician's order required. This is a self-administered shallow nasal test, which detects current infection. A Curative health care worker will direct you during this free viral test. To pre-register: curative.com. This testing site closes daily from noon to 1 p.m. for lunch. Watch […]

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Walgreens – Christiana Road


Walgreens/Christiana Road
287 Christiana Road, New Castle

No Symptoms Required
Drive Thru
Nasal

This free nasal swab viral testing (done by swabbing just inside the opening of the nose – not the back) is available Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Testing is closed from 1:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. daily. Pre-register at: https://www.walgreens.com/findcare/covid19/testing?ban=covidfy21_newtestingpg_icon3

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Express Pharmacy – Laurel


Express Pharmacy
30214 Sussex Hwy. Unit 7, Laurel

No Symptoms Required
Walk Up
Nasal
Results: 3 days to 5 days

When you arrive at the testing location, please follow instructions on the signage and given to you by onsite personnel. Please note there are no public restrooms available at the test site. If you receive an appointment, it is VERY IMPORTANT that you PRINT and bring your test voucher with you on the day of […]

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Ambient Medical Care – Seaford


Ambient Medical Care - Seaford
24459 Sussex Hwy., Seaford

No Symptoms Required
Walk Up
Results: 48-72 hours

Rapid and PCR tests available. You must register with the Ambient Medical Care app. Time will be assigned at registration.  Results typically available in 2-3 days. Your insurance may be billed. Symptoms are not required to test. Call 1-877-629-2621.

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MedExpress: Newark


MedExpress: Newark
1 Chestnut Hill Plaza, Newark

No Symptoms Required
No Registration Required
Nasal
Results: 3 days to 5 days

Drive-thru and walk-up PCR/rapid testing at MedExpress: Newark, 1 Chestnut Hill Plaza, Newark Results are typically available within 2-5 days. Visit https://www.medexpress.com/faqs.html for information on insurance, cost, and billing. Visit https://www.medexpress.com to ensure testing hours. Symptoms/registration not required.

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MedExpress: New Castle


MedExpress: New Castle
129 N. Dupont Hwy., New Castle

No Symptoms Required
No Registration Required
Nasal
Results: 3 days to 5 days

Drive-thru and walk-up PCR/rapid testing at MedExpress: 129 N. Dupont Hwy., New Castle Results are typically available within 2-5 days. Visit https://www.medexpress.com/faqs.html for information on insurance, cost, and billing. Visit https://www.medexpress.com to ensure testing hours. Symptoms/registration not required.

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MedExpress: Dover


MedExpress: Dover
15 S. Dupont Hwy., Dover

No Symptoms Required
No Registration Required
Nasal
Results: 3 days to 5 days

Drive-thru and walk-up PCR/rapid testing at MedExpress: 15 S. Dupont Hwy., Dover Results are typically available within 2-5 days. Visit https://www.medexpress.com/faqs.html for information on insurance, cost, and billing. Visit https://www.medexpress.com to ensure testing hours. Symptoms/registration not required.

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MedExpress: Concord Pike – Wilmington


MedExpress: Wilmington
2722 Concord Pike, Wilmington

No Symptoms Required
No Registration Required
Nasal
Results: 3 days to 5 days

Drive-thru and walk-up PCR/rapid testing at MedExpress: Wilmington, 2722 Concord Pike, Wilmington 19808 Results are typically available within 2-5 days. Visit https://www.medexpress.com/faqs.html for information on insurance, cost, and billing. Visit https://www.medexpress.com to ensure testing hours. Symptoms/registration not required.

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MedExpress: Kirkwood Hwy. – Wilmington


MedExpress: Kirkwood
3926 Kirkwood Hwy., Wilmington

No Symptoms Required
No Registration Required
Nasal
Results: 3 days to 5 days

Drive-thru and walk-up PCR/rapid testing at MedExpress: Wilmington, 3926 Kirkwood Hwy., Wilmington 19803 Results are typically available within 2-5 days. Visit https://www.medexpress.com/faqs.html for information on insurance, cost, and billing. Visit https://www.medexpress.com to ensure testing hours. Symptoms/registration not required.

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Permanent and Pop-Up Testing Locations


Permanent testing sites are fixed locations to expand testing opportunities and provide more testing locations across the state.
They are state-affiliated testing sites. The type of test (oral/saliva or shallow/deep nasal) varies by location.


Pop-up testing sites are drive-thru, walk-up, and Curative trailer locations, and change regularly.
These are primarily Curative tests (saliva-based).


Pop-Up Location PDFs



School Testing


There are tests available for K-12 students, teachers, staff. The State of Delaware partnered with school districts and charters to provide testing services to all school staff members to support a safe educational environment.

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Home Test


Home test kits are available for Delawareans residents, especially for teachers and staff Delaware schools, Delawareans over the age of 60, those in high-risk groups, and anyone who has been in a large gathering or had any higher-risk contact, such as interacting with others without a face covering or appropriate social distancing.

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Types of tests

SHALLOW NASAL TEST

(Just inside the nose.) There are tests available for K-12 students, teachers, staff. The State of Delaware partnered with school districts and charters to provide testing services to all school staff members to support a safe educational environment.

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DEEP NASAL TEST

(Used by hospital systems only.) This test is administered by health care providers, using what looks like a long stick with a soft brush at the end. Because the swab must go very far back to collect the cells and fluid in the passageway, the test can feel uncomfortable.

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SALIVA TEST

There are tests available for K-12 students, teachers, staff. The State of Delaware partnered with school districts and charters to provide testing services to all school staff members to support a safe educational environment.

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Testing Results

Depending on the type of test, results could take anywhere from minutes to days.


If you test postive, know what protective steps to take to prevent others from getting sick.

Guidance


If you test negative, you probably were not infected at the time your sample was collected. The result only means that you did not have COVID-19 at the time of testing. Continue to take steps to protect yourself from getting the virus including consistently wearing a face covering when in public or around people who don’t live with you, and social distancing.

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