COVID-19 Testing

As the COVID-19 pandemic has evolved, tools and resources like at-home and rapid point-of-care testing are now widely available. Utilization of county-run PCR testing has decreased substantially and remained consistently low. The last day of operation for the current Montgomery County COVID-19 testing sites will be Friday, March 31, 2023.  COVID testing will remain available for people who do not have insurance through OPH’s health centers. Days and times will be posted in the near future.

Finding COVID-19 Tests

At-Home Tests

  • The federal government is providing four free tests to all households through March 31 by visiting or calling 1-800-232-0233. Order tests if your household supply is low.
  • Free at-home test kits are also available to people with private insurance, Medicare, and Medicaid through May 11. For information about how to get tests through your health insurance provider, visit their website or call the telephone number on the back of your insurance card.  

Tests Administered by a Health Care Provider or Pharmacist

COVID tests continue to be available through healthcare providers and pharmacies. You can look up testing sites near you here: No-Cost COVID-19 Testing (

Testing is available at Montgomery County COVID-19 testing sites through March 31. Tests 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 for appointments at Montgomery County’s testing locations is open through March 31. Appointments can be booked up to four days in advance online or 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.
Testing Site Address Hours of Operation
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.