For those seeking Covid-19 testing, starting Monday January 10th, the Calvert Health Department will offer testing at the Fox Run Shopping Center. Appointments for Covid testing are required. No walk-in testing can be accommodated. All tests are PCR, which are more reliable than rapid antigen tests. PCR tests are sent to a licensed medical laboratory. Registration for testing is available at https://portal.ciandx.com/portal Testing will be performed Monday-Friday at 713 Solomons Island Rd. N, Prince Frederick.
All individuals with high-risk underlying health conditions should contact their personal healthcare provider before self-scheduling an appointment for testing. These individuals may be able to get a test and start with treatment recommendations more quickly through their doctor’s office. Early medical attention for higher-risk individuals can be lifesaving.
In order to schedule an appointment, each person being tested must first create an account through the website https://portal.ciandx.com/portal. Parents can create accounts for their children. Once an individual has an account, it is easy to schedule an appointment for testing through the same registration portal. The portal also gives options for testing sites outside of Calvert County. Please choose the site that is best for you. Test results are typically available in 1-2 days, but due to testing volume, results may occasionally take longer. Again, people with high-risk medical conditions should consult with their doctor or nurse practitioner before scheduling an appointment at the test site. Please note: Community members experiencing issues with the registration/test result portal may call the CIAN Laboratory customer support line at: 844-800-2426. The registration and results portal is not managed by the Health Department or the Calvert County Government. Technical issues can only be resolved through the Laboratory support line: 884-800-2426.
Covid hospitalizations continue to increase across the state. There are now over 3,000 Marylanders hospitalized with Covid, including 500 in intensive care units. Please maximize your vaccine protection, wear a mask in public, and avoid potentially high-transmission areas this winter. Vaccinations can be scheduled at most medical offices, pharmacies, and through the Calvert Health Department. You can schedule a vaccine through the Health Dept. at https://www.calvertcountycovid19.com/vaccination-registration.