RELEASE: Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young Announces Public-Private Partnership for New Community Testing Site at Druid Hill Park

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Bernard C. “Jack” Young


City of Baltimore

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April 21, 2020

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Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young Announces Public-Private Partnership for New Community Testing Site at Druid Hill Park

Mayor Young, Maryland Department of Health, Maryland National Guard, Total Health Care bring second community testing site online at Rawlings Conservatory

BALTIMORE, MD.  — Today, Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young announced the launch of a second testing site at Druid Hill Park, through a public-private partnership with the Maryland National Guard, Total Health Care, the Office of Emergency Management and the Maryland Department of Health.  

“Bringing this second testing site online represents a key step for Baltimore City’s response to COVID-19, allowing even more residents to have access to a community-based testing site,” Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young said. “I am thankful for the continued efforts of all of the City’s partners in this endeavor.”

The new testing site will be located on Beechwood Drive, directly in front of the Rawlings Conservatory, located at 3100 Swann Drive, Baltimore, MD 21217. Residents without access to a vehicle will be able to access testing services by walking to the site, although an appointment and doctor’s referral will still be required for testing. 

The site is being operated as a partnership including the Maryland Department of Health, Total Health Care, the Baltimore City Health Department and Baltimore’s Office of Emergency Management.

Testing began today at this site and is by appointment only scheduled by physician referrals, using the Chesapeake Regional Information System for our Patients (CRISP), the Maryland region’s health information exchange. Residents are encouraged to call their doctor or  2-1-1 for coronavirus symptom screening and to be connected to a physician for assessment. 

“Baltimore City’s evolving response to the COVID-19 pandemic requires an increase in our testing capacity,” said Mayor Young. “We will continue to roll out new community testing sites across Baltimore City in the days and weeks to come.”