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Here’s a list of locations you can get tested for the coronavirus in the Peninsula and Hampton Roads

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As the coronavirus pandemic continues, people are searching more to find where they can get tested for the virus.

Since the coronavirus first came to the area, the Virginia Department of Health has expanded its testing capacity from hundreds to thousands each day thanks to partnerships with private laboratories.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have also broadened the criteria for testing, according to the CDC website. Previously, patients had to have a number of symptoms related to the virus, travel history or exposure. Now the CDC’s guidance allows for individuals without symptoms who are prioritized by a physician to be tested.

As a result more locations for testing services have opened throughout Hampton Roads and the Peninsula.

Based on information from VDH, here are where you can get tested for the coronavirus in the area:

Williamsburg

  • M.D. Express Urgent Care, 120 Monticello Ave. 757-564-3627
  • Velocity Urgent Care, 4374 New Town Ave. 757-772-6124

James City County & York County

  • Williamsburg Urgent Care, 5239 Monticello Ave. Courthouse Commons Suite C, 757-279-2999
  • M.D. Express Urgent Care, 4740 George Washington Memorial Highway, 757-890-6339

Newport News & Hampton

  • Velocity Urgent Care, 747 J. Clyde Morris Blvd. 757-772-6121
  • M.D. Express Urgent Care, 12997 Warwick Blvd. 757-369-9446
  • Patient First Hampton Urgent Care, 2304 West Mercury Blvd. 757-951-1579

Regional Peninsula

  • Gloucester: M.D. Express Urgent Care, 6567 George Washington Memorial Highway, 804-824-9962
  • Gloucester: Velocity Urgent Care, 5659 Parkway Drive, 804-381-4361
  • Colonial Heights: Rite Aide, 3210 Boulevard, 804-520-9641
  • Charles City: Central Virginia Health Services, 9950 Courthouse Road, 804-829-6600
  • Tappahannock: M.D. Express Urgent Care, 300 Mount Clement Park, 804-443-8610
  • Mechanicsville: Patient First Mechanicsville, 7238 Mechanicsville Turnpike, 804-559-9900

Norfolk & Chesapeake

  • Velocity Urgent Care, 7435 Grandby Street, 757-702-8101
  • Velocity Urgent Care, 1326 East Little Creek Road, 757-772-6122
  • Chesapeake: Nowcare Health, 725 Volvo Parkway, 757-842-4100
  • Chesapeake: Patient First Battlefield Urgent Care, 757-547-0688

Virginia Beach

  • NowCare, 6632 Indian River Road, 757-424-4300
  • Velocity Urgent Care, 4701 Virginia Beach Blvd. 757-702-8110
  • NowCare, 1168 First Colonial Road, 757-352-2020
  • Velocity Urgent Care, 2168 General Booth Blvd. 757-702-8122
  • Rite Aide, 2293 Upton Drive, 757-430-4175

Some of these locations are also providing antibody testing for the coronavirus.

Antibody testing check’s a patient blood for antibodies, which are proteins that help the body fight off infection, that show if they have had a previous infection or exposure to the virus, according to the CDC. However, antibody tests cannot be used to determine if someone is currently sick with the virus.

Antibody testing is being provided at all Velocity Urgent Care locations, including Williamsburg, Newport News, Gloucester, Virginia Beach and Norfolk, according to the business’ website.

In addition, people can buy an antibody test online and get blood drawn at select Quest Diagnostics locations on the Peninsula and Southside.

Other antibody testing locations:

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Alexa Doironhttp://wydaily.com
Alexa Doiron is a multimedia reporter for WYDaily. She graduated from Roanoke College and is currently working on a master’s degree in English at Virginia Commonwealth University. Alexa was born and raised in Williamsburg and enjoys writing stories about local flair. She began her career in journalism at the Warhill High School newspaper and, eight years later, still loves it. After working as a news editor in Blacksburg, Va., Alexa missed Williamsburg and decided to come back home. In her free time, she enjoys reading Jane Austen and playing with her puppy, Poe. Alexa can be reached at alexa@localvoicemedia.com.

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