COVID-19 Testing

Testing Results: Due to the increase in testing across the county, state, and nation, test results may take longer than normal for those who use county testing sites. The fastest way to get your results is to create an account with MAKO. You can do this by texting MAKO to 66349 or visiting to receive an electronic copy of your test results. 

Montgomery County offers free COVID-19 testing, for all ages, at five sites across the county. 
This testing is made possible by CARES Act funding that has been allocated directly to the County.

The Montgomery County COVID-19 testing sites are by appointment only, do not require a vehicle, and are self-administered tests (watch this video on what to expect for the self-swab test). These sites are outdoors and are subject to closure on short notice due to inclement weather. There are no public restrooms available for clients to use.

Register for a test

Registration is open 24-7 (online) and appointments can be booked up to four days in advance. Appointments can also be made by phone. Our phone lines open at 8:30 am. 

  • Click the links below to register online.
  • Call (610) 970-2937 to schedule an appointment. Reminder, phone registration opens at 8:30 a.m. and lines will be open until all appointment slots are filled. Language line interpretation is available.

The Lansdale testing site will be closed permanently as of Friday, January 20, 2023. 

Testing Site Address Hours of Operation
Ardmore - Register here 114 Lancaster Avenue
Ardmore, PA 19003

Monday - Friday
9:00am - 12:00pm and 1:00pm - 4:30pm

Norristown - Register here 1433 Green Street
Norristown, PA 19401

Entrance at the intersection of Green St and Nassau Place
Street parking or $5 garage parking (cash only)
Monday - Friday
9:00am - 12:00pm and 1:00pm - 4:30pm
Pottstown - Register here 364 E. King St.
Pottstown, PA 19464
Monday - Wednesday, Friday
9:00am - 12:00pm and 1:00pm - 4:30pm
Willow Grove - Register here
Eastern Court House Annex 
102 York Road, 1st, Floor
Willow Grove, PA 19090

No parking in Weinrich's lot.
Monday - Friday
9:00am - 12:00pm and 1:00pm - 4:30pm

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to make an appointment?

Yes, an appointment is required. You can register online using the testing site links above or by calling 610-970-2937. Due to the limited test kits available, only a certain amount of online reservations are open each day.

When are appointments available?

Registration for same-day testing appointments open at 7:00 AM Monday-Friday online and 8:30 AM Monday-Friday by phone. Once these appointments are filled, the system no longer allows for scheduling. You can try again the next day.

Do I need insurance?

No, however insurance will be billed if you have it.

Is there a cost?

No, there is no cost associated with testing. Every insurance carrier in PA has eliminated co-pays for eligible COVID-19 testing under their benefits policy. Some tests may not be covered by your insurance carrier. For example, some carriers do not cover general employer-based testing. Contact your health care insurance carrier directly to find out this information.

Are the county-run locations drive-thru testing sites?

No, you need to park and walk up to the designated testing area.

Who can get tested?

Testing is limited to persons who work or live in Montgomery County.

Any person of any age who wants to get tested. There is no requirement on age, exposure, or showing signs of symptoms. Instructions will be given at the site to administer your own test. Watch the self-swab video above.

Are there other community based-testing sites?

Community-based testing sites are sites that are open to the public and do not require a physician referral to get tested. In addition to the county regional testing sites, the county map shows a number of testing sites. The map does not show private labs or hospitals that are conducting tests.

What is the fastest way to get my results?

The fastest way to get your results is to create an account with MAKO. You can do this by texting MAKO to 66349 or visiting to receive an electronic copy of your test results. You will also receive a call from the Office of Public Health once your results arrive.