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Where to get tested for COVID-19

COVID-19 is gonna hang out for a while, so if you have been in populated public spaces recently getting tested is in everyone's best interest – from yours and those you care about to others you may not know. Luckily, there are many free locations in Milwaukee to get tested for COVID-19, but the rules vary, so read up before heading out.

Here are places you can go for a free COVID-19 test without a doctor's order. If you have medical insurance, you can also call your doctor to find out which hospital testing sites are eligible to you. You do not need to have symptoms to get tested. If you are experiencing severe symptoms, call a doctor, go to an emergency care facility or call 911.

Milwaukee's Community Health Centers have increased testing capacity and now offer COVID-19 diagnostic testing and care for their patients as well as community members without a regular doctor who have COVID symptoms. Individuals enrolled at a health center as well as people without a regular doctor who are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms should call 2-1-1 to determine if there is a need for a testing appointment.

Health Centers

You do not need to have insurance to get an appointment at one of these centers, but call ahead or visit the website to ensure eligibility and availability of appointments.

Gerald L. Ignace Indian Health Center
(414) 383-9526

Milwaukee Health Services, Inc.
(414) 372-8080

Outreach Community Health Centers
(414) 727-6320

Progressive Community Health Centers
(414) 882-2040

Sixteenth Street Community Health Centers
(414) 672-1353

Drive-up testing sites

Barack Obama School

Custer Stadium, 4300 W. Fairmont Ave., North Side
11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Kids welcome.
Drive-ins welcome; no appointment necessary.

Shalem Healing
Bader parking lot, 3300 N. Martin Luther King Dr.
Open Wednesdays in July from 4 to 6 p.m.
Walk-ups and drive-ins welcome; no appointment necessary.

2701 S. Chase Ave., Bay View
11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Kids welcome.
Drive-ins welcome; no appointment necessary.


CVS and Walgreen require appointments for their drive-up testing sites. Go to the website to sign up.

Drive-up tests are available at eight CVS locations: Menomonee Falls, Cudahy, Pewaukee, Waukesha and Milwaukee (South Side and East Side).
Appointment hours vary; appointment necessary.

Go here to get started.

620 W. Oklahoma Ave., South Side

Drive-up only; appointment required.
Get started here.

Curious about what a COVID test entails? Watch the process here.

Note: Results notification varies from 1-4 days.


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