New Hanover County Public Health will be conducting outreach testing events at various sites to bring COVID-19 testing directly to communities county-wide, eliminating barriers to access.
Testing is provided to anyone experiencing COVID-19 symptoms or is a close contact to a positive case. Screening & testing is available on site by drive-through and by walk-up. It’s free of charge and you don’t need any ID or insurance for testing. Free masks will be distributed for those in need.
Test sites are subject to change and weather-dependent. For more information, contact the Coronavirus Call Center at 910-798-6800.
Monday, October 5th from 4- 6 pm – Warner Temple AME Church, 620 Nixon St
Saturday, October 10th from 9- 11 am – MLK Center, 401 S 8th St
Monday, October 12th from 4- 6 pm – Union Missionary Baptist Church, 2711 Princess Place Dr.
Saturday, October 17th from 9-11 am – Greater Morning Star Apostolic Church, 1019 Meares Street
Monday, October, 19th from 4- 6 pm – Union Missionary Baptist Church, 2711 Princess Place Dr.
Saturday, October 24th from 9-11 am – Houston Moore, 1601 S. 13th St
Monday, October 26th from 4- 6 pm – Union Missionary Baptist Church, 2711 Princess Place Dr.
Saturday, October 31st from 9- 11 am – Hillcrest Apartments, 1402 Meares St
Monday, November 2nd from 4- 6 pm – Warner Temple AME Church, 620 Nixon St
Saturday, November 7th from 9- 11 am – Vesta Village, 1913 Gufford Dr
Monday, November 9th from 4- 6 pm – Warner Temple AME Church, 620 Nixon St
Saturday, November 14th from 9- 11 am – Solomon Towers, 15 Castle St
Monday, November 16th from 4- 6 pm – Warner Temple AME Church, 620 Nixon St
Saturday, November 21st from 10 am -12 pm – Creekwood Homes, 714 Emory St
Monday, November 30th from 4 -6 pm – Global River Church, 4702 S. College Rd
Saturday, December 5th from 10 am -12 pm – Rankin Terrace, 415 N. 12th
Saturday, December 12th from 10 am -12 pm – DREAMS, 910 Fanning St.
Monday, December 14th from 10 am -12 pm – DREAMS, 910 Fanning St.
Saturday, December 19th from 10 am -12 pm – Price Cathedral A.M.E. Zion Church. 1201 Orange St.
New Hanover County was one of several counties chosen to participate in the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services’ surge COVID-19 testing initiative. This testing site was open to the general public, meaning symptoms or being a close contact to someone with COVID-19 is not necessary to be tested. The site was open to the public from October 27 through December 17.
If you need a COVID-19 test, you can find testing resources by:
Calling the New Hanover County Coronavirus Call Center at 910-798-6800
Visiting covid.NCDHHS.gov to enter your address and find the closest testing site near you
Checking the “Community Outreach Testing Events” section below for local outreach testing events through Public Health
have been in close contact with someone who has COVID-19; or
meet other criteria like working in a high-risk setting, have participated in gatherings or are a member of a historically marginalized community.
COVID-19 testing is available throughout New Hanover County through local healthcare providers, pharmacies, and other organizations. Call the New Hanover County Coronavirus Call Center at 910-798-6800, or visit covid.NCDHHS.gov to enter your address and find the closest testing site near you.
If you are referred for a test by the call center but do not have transportation, you may be eligible to have a COVID-19 test sample taken at a location convenient for you. A call center nurse will coordinate with you and send Public Health nurses to the agreed-upon testing location at a set date and time.
If you test positive for COVID-19, when Public Health calls with your results they will also make sure you have the resources and support needed while staying at home. Staying at home and avoiding contact with other members of the household can help minimize the risk of spreading COVID-19 and protect your loved ones and neighbors.
The Public Health team will also perform contact tracing. Contact tracing is a way to reach out to people who have been near someone who has tested positive for COVID-19. They will ask you about anyone else you have recently been near or in close contact with. This will allow Public Health to reach people who may have been exposed to COVID-19 and share any information and support they may need to stay at home until the risk of giving the virus to others has passed.
The team will not share anyone’s name or personal information. This information is confidential and will remain private. Each of these steps slows the spread of COVID-19.
These statistics will be updated weekly with the most complete information available at the time of posting. This data does not include test samples or results taken at the open community testing site at UNCW.
Current data reported as of 5 p.m. on January 12, 2021:
NHC COVID-19 Testing Site Samples*
*New Hanover County reports all tests performed by Public Health. Some tests have been performed on individuals that reside in a neighboring county, and therefore are not counted in the total New Hanover County statistics. These figures are subject to reconciliation from final results obtained from private testing labs. This is not a cumulative total of all tests performed in the county, as many tests are conducted by private providers and other testing sites