Wake County Free Drive-thru COVID-19 testing

Wake County is now conducting drive-thru COVID-19 testing at specified locations throughout the county. This free service provides an easy and efficient way for residents to learn if they have the virus. If you are unable to secure an appointment time, you may be able to use the drive-thru service if you have your registration form with you. However, try to be on-site at 10 a.m on the testing dates available.

Those seeking a COVID-19 test will not exit his/her vehicle. All of the testing are self-administered while seated in your vehicle. A health worker will give instructions at the passenger or driver window (just roll your window down a few inches for testing). Self-administered testing typically takes less than a minute per person.

Before you arrive, fill out this registration form (also available in Spanish) and print a copy to take to your appointment.

In addition to your printed registration form, you need to bring an ID. Examples of acceptable forms of identification include your driver license, voter registration card, passport and utility bill.

If you have questions, call Wake County’s COVID-19 hotline at 919-856-7044 or email covid19.questions@wakegov.com.

July 9–11:

Apex High School

1501 Laura Duncan Road, Apex
10 a.m.–3 p.m.

July 13–14 & July 16–18:

Wake County Commons Building

4011 Carya Drive, Raleigh
10 a.m.–3 p.m.

July 27–28 & July 30–Aug. 1

Sunnybrook Building Parking Deck

2925 Holston Lane, Raleigh 27610
9 a.m.–3 p.m.

As more locations are confirmed, we’ll share them here. For those that do not live in Wake County, testing may be found by clicking here

Free alternative testing may be found here. At this time, there is no cost.

(updated 07/27/2020)

2 thoughts on “Wake County Free Drive-thru COVID-19 testing

  • July 8, 2020 at 8:50 pm

    Great to advertise where testing can be done BUT WHY AT A PLACE MOST OF US CANT GO?? That makes no sense at all.

    • July 8, 2020 at 10:59 pm

      I have will be addressing that dilemma with the Attorney General very soon.

      However, COVID testing is a serious issue that registrants have a right to pursue. 1) The testing is not inside an educational building. 2) You do not get out of your car on school property because the COVID test is inside your vehicle. 3) deputies are on-site doing nothing more than traffic control. 4) there are alternative test sites. 5) some registrants have been to sites to be tested and experienced no problems what-so-ever. They are there to receive a COVID test.

      I would suggest contacting the state attorney general to voice a complaint where COVID testing takes place. The best way to get involved in change is to be involved in change.


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