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Free COVID-19 testing available throughout Allegheny County

Allegheny County and behavioral health clinic Pittsburgh Mercy are now offering free COVID-19 tests at federally qualified health centers, the county said in a release Tuesday.

According to the county, anyone with COVID-19 symptoms can be tested, and a doctor’s referral is not necessary.

Symptoms include cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fever, chills, muscle pain, sore throat and new loss of taste or smell. Other less common symptoms have been reported, including nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea.

Appointments are necessary. To schedule a visit, go to http://alleghenycovidtesting.com/ or call the nearest clinic from the list below:

  • Alma Illery Medical Center in Homewood, 7227 Hamilton Ave., 412-244-4700
  • Braddock Family Health Center, 404 Braddock Ave., 412-351-6300
  • East End Family Health Center, 117 North Negley Ave., 412-404-4000
  • East Liberty Family Health Care Center, 6023 Harvard St., 412-661-2802
  • Hazelwood Family Health Center, 4918 Second Ave., 412-422-9520
  • Hill House Health Center, 1835 Centre Ave., 412-392-4400
  • McKeesport Family Health Center, 627 Lysle Blvd., 412-664-4112
  • Metro Community Health Center in Swissvale, 1789 South Braddock Ave., 412-247-2310
  • North Side Christian Health Center, 816 Middle St., 412-321-4001
  • Northview Heights Clinic, 525 Mt. Pleasant Rd., 412-322-7500
  • Pittsburgh Mercy Family Health Center in South Side, 249 South Ninth St., 412-697-3260
  • Squirrel Hill Health Center, 4516 Browns Hill Rd., 412-422-7442
  • Steel Valley Family Health Center in Homestead, 1800 West St., 412-461-3863
  • Sto-Rox Family Health Center in McKees Rocks, 710 Thompson Ave., 412-771-6462
  • West End Health Center, 415 Neptune St., 412-921-7200
  • Wilkinsburg Health Center, 807 Wallace St., 412-247-5216

First Published May 26, 2020, 2:29pm

CVS Pharmacy

  • Website: cvs.com
  • Address: 300 8th St, Ambridge, PA 15003
  • Phone: (724) 266-9194

CVS Pharmacy

  • Website: cvs.com
  • Address: 3000 Heights Rd, Aliquippa, PA 15001
  • Phone: (724) 857-4041

Free Covid-19 testing


Center Township Heritage Valley Center Township 79 Wagner Road, Suite 200
Monaca, PA 15061

The testing dates and times are as follows
M-W-F from 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Heritage Valley Multispecialty Group Thorn Run Primary Care West

Moon Township 935 Thorn Run Road, Suite 214
Moon Township, PA 15108

The testing dates and times are as follows
T-TH from 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

How to Prepare

Here is what you can do to prepare your family in case COVID-19 spreads in your community.

Checklist to Prepare

Find Local Information

Know where to find local information on COVID-19 and local trends of COVID-19 cases.

Follow Official Sources for Accurate Information!
Help control the spread of rumors. Visit FEMA’s rumor control.
Beware of fraud schemes related to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit Office of Inspector General’s COVID-19 fraud alert.

Know the Signs & Symptoms

Know the signs and symptoms of COVID-19 and what to do if symptomatic:

  • Stay home when you are sick
  • Call your health care provider’s office in advance of a visit
  • Limit movement in the community
  • Limit visitors

Take Steps for Those at Higher Risk

Know what additional measures those at higher risk and who are vulnerable should take.

Protect Yourself & Family

Implement steps to
prevent illness
(e.g., stay home when sick, handwashing, respiratory etiquette, clean frequently touched
surfaces daily).

Create a Household Plan

Create a household plan of action in case of illness in the household or disruption of daily
activities due to COVID-19 in the community.

  • Consider 2-week supply of prescription and over the counter medications, food and other essentials. Know
    how to get food delivered if possible.

  • Establish ways to communicate with others (e.g., family, friends, co-workers).
  • Establish plans to telework, what to do about childcare needs, how to adapt to cancellation of events.

Stay Informed About Emergency Plans

Know about emergency operations plans for schools/workplaces of household members.