Howard County Fairgrounds
Merriweather Post Pavilion
FirstCall Urgent Care and Centennial Medical Group has opened up outdoor, drive-thru testing for COVID-19 as part of a partnership with Merriweather Post Pavilion and the Howard County Fairgrounds. Testing is performed from 8:30AM – 3:00PM Monday through Friday at the West Gate of the Pavilion. As part of our extended services during the COVID-19 Pandemic, Centennial Medical Group / FirstCall Urgent Care is partnering with this historic venue to benefit all our our patients and nearby communities.
PRIME PCR COVID-19 Testing at FirstCall Urgent Care
How does PRIME PCR COVID-19 Testing at FirstCall Urgent Care compare to other tests?
We’ve spent the time, money and effort to build our own labs to eliminate the middleman and 3rd party labs that extend testing processes. Since our provider team has the resources to test, analyze, and return lab-results all patients can get a same-day test from the comfort of their car, without the risk on going into a facility. We now bring you the very best drive-thru COVID-19 testing experience and a same day PCR result. PRIME PCR is available at both Merriweather Post & Howard County Fairgrounds.
How does drive through COVID-19 testing work?
For increased safety and convenience, patients are asked to remain in their cars while waiting for to be tested. We have been experiencing long lines since beginning this service and ask that your remain patient. Rapid test results are available within 24 hours due to current patient volume. If you want more detailed labs confirming diagnosis, our providers will aim to send your results in 2-7 days depending upon the third-party used for testing.
First Call Urgent Care is here to provide Rapid COVID-19 Testing
First Call Urgent Care provides new rapid testing in Howard County for our patients that provides results as fast as possible in fifteen minutes. A limited supply is currently available for first responders and especially vulnerable patients can current get COVID-19 testing. Tests will be available for the general public in the near future.
COVID-19 testing procedures and policies are as follows:
- Testing is available for patients that have relatable symptoms of COVID-19 for at least seven days
- Rapid COVID-19 testing done at our urgent care center use antibodies to quickly detect the virus
- Patients at our clinic get results on the same day as their visit so they can make important life decisions and changes immediately
Patients that have any questions about COVID-19 and rapid testing should call us directly at 410-730-3399.
“We are ecstatic to expand to better serve the community, thanks in large part to our partners at Merriweather,” said Connor Ferguson, Centennial Medical and Firstcall Managing Partner. “The willingness to open up their space to the community is testimony to the pillars they are in the region,” Ferguson continued about the partnership with the iconic venue.
About Centennial Medical Group / FirstCall Urgent Care
For almost 40 years, Centennial Medical Group has been providing some of the best Primary Care in the Howard County region. In recent years expanding, offering Urgent Care in Maple Lawn & Gambrills along with extended walk-in care in Elkridge, as well. Patients that have further questions can call our provider staff, who can help you stay safe and protected during the COVID-19 pandemic.