Baltimore Jewish Community Covid-19 Testing (Rapid, PCR, Antibody & Flu Test)
Bikur Cholim is happy to inform the community that it has free Rapid Antigen Test kits available.
There has recently been an uptick in our community so in order to keep others safe and receive early treatment, you can self-test at home for free. You need not have symptoms to receive the tests - you can keep enough tests on hand should the need arise.
To arrange a pickup or drop off of tests (no limit on amount), please email email@example.com or call Chana Dena at 443 253 4436
Testing is walk-in only, no appointments needed. All tests (including serology/antibody) are available during all testing times.
All Tests (Rapid, PCR and Serology/Antibody) Offered During all Times
(All rapids are also swabbed for PCR.)
Sunday: 10:00AM - 12:00PM and 7:00PM - 8:15PM
Monday - Thursday: 9:00AM - 8:15PM
Friday: 7:30AM - 11:00AM
Saturday: 9:45PM - 10:30PM
122 Slade Ave. Suite 101, Baltimore MD 21208
A few minutes after you complete the form, you will be emailed the completed lab form. Once you complete the online form, you are registered. No need to bring
any paperwork with you to the testing site.
A $10/car (not per test) donation is requested to cover incurred costs of operating the testing sites. Payment can be made online here.
Please stay off your cell phones while you are at the testing sites.
NEW: Rapid PCR tests are now available.
This is NOT a regular rapid test. It is a full PCR test with special technology that produces results in within 4-5 hours. This test is accepted for international travel destinations. This test is not billed to insurance, cost information is on the registration form.
If you need a rapid PCR, please fill out these forms and then come to any testing session. When you arrive, let the staff know you want a Rapid PCR. No appointment necessary.
Please fill out the registration form here.
During any of the Covid testing times.
122 Slade Ave, Baltimore MD 21208
$5 administrative fee is non-refundable.
Yes! Our antibody tests do test for spike-protein antibodies which are found post-vaccine.
Home testing is now available once again for all types of Covid tests (regular PCR, Rapid PCR and Rapid Antigen).
The cost is $25 for the first test and $15 for each additional test (besides any additional cost for rapid tests).
Areas serviced are 21215, 21208 and 21209 zip codes.
Other locations may be eligible for an additional fee.
If you have a question regarding any of the Covid testing options, please see the FAQ’s below or click here to email your question. Please note, emailing usually guarantees a faster response. If needed, call 443-228-6004 ex. 6.
You will be called with your rapid results (positive or negative) within 4-5 hours. If you still did not receive a call after 5 hours, you may call 443-228-6004 or email here. Note that if you are positive on a rapid, a PCR test will not also be processed. All rapids also get swabbed for PCR. There is no such thing as only getting a rapid.
The “gold” question these days. According to CDC guidelines, if you are five days after an exposure, you can then get tested with a PCR (and only PCR) and if it is negative, you can end quarantine after day 7. Some schools or institutions have adopted stricter policies though.
You can choose our new Rapid PCR test. This is a full PCR test that results in 4-5 hours.
Typically, 24-48 hours. If results are needed faster, ask us when you arrive about expediting your test or you can choose a rapid PCR.
Whereas antigen tests detect viral proteins in a sample, PCR detects viral RNA which is a more direct and sensitive method of detection leading to higher accuracy of your test. Many COVID-19 screening applications, such as travel, require a RT-PCR test because of its greater accuracy over antigen tests.
Yes, both our rapid and regular tests are PCR tests and valid for all travel purposes. Documentation is provided for all test results.