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Here's where you can get a COVID-19 PCR test in the Triangle

<p>Test tubes for Duke's self-administered COVID-19 surveillance tests.</p>

Test tubes for Duke's self-administered COVID-19 surveillance tests.

Not sure where to get a COVID-19 PCR test that satisfies Duke's attestation requirement? If you’re in the Triangle, we’ve got you covered.

Students who are returning to campus in spring 2022 must show proof of a negative PCR test “within 48 hours” prior to their return. Additional instructions about attestation will be sent by email, administrators wrote last week.

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services has a list of testing events and test sites on its website. The Durham County Department of Public Health, Orange and Wake Counties also have information about COVID-19 testing.

Testing Locations

El Centro Hispano

When: Every day, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Where: 2000 Chapel Hill Road, Suite 26A, Durham, NC 27707

Appointment Required: Recommended

Durham County Human Services

When: Weekends, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Where: 414 E Main Street, Durham, NC, 27705

Appointment Required: Recommended

Walgreens

When: Monday through Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Where: 200 North Lasalle Street, Durham, NC 27705

Appointment Required: Yes

(Other Walgreens locations that offer PCR tests can be found here.)

CVS Pharmacy

Where: 3573 Hillsborough Road, Durham, NC 27705

Appointment Required: Yes

Results: 1-2 days

ARCPoint Labs of Raleigh-Durham

Where: 5322 NC Highway 55, Durham, NC 27713

Appointment Required: Yes

Results: 2-3 days

Orange County Department of Social Services

When: Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Where: 113 Mayo Street, Hillsborough, NC 27278

Appointment Required: No

Testing Events

Note that most of these events occur after residence halls open. 

The Fountain of Raleigh Fellowship

When: Jan. 2, 2022, 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Where: 9621 Six Forks Road, Raleigh, NC 27615

Results: 24-48 hours via email

Appointment Required: No

McDonald’s Apex

When: Jan. 3, 2022, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Where: 830 E Williams Street, Apex, NC 27502

Results: 24-48 hours via email

Appointment Required: No

Optum - Southern Human Services Center

When: Jan. 3-4, 2022, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Where: 2501 Homestead Rd, Chapel Hill, NC 27516

Appointment Required: No


Nadia Bey | Digital Strategy Director

Nadia Bey is a Trinity senior and digital strategy director for The Chronicle’s 118th volume. She was previously managing editor for Volume 117.

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