Health Services

COVID Testing Clinic

Testing is by appointment only.

How to Make an Appointment

To request a COVID test, call 301-342-2684, if there is no answer, please leave a voicemail with your information:

  • Full name
  • Callback number
  • DoD ID number
A staff member will return your call at their earliest availability.


Active Duty, Dependents and Retirees are eligible for testing; however, due to the high volume of requests, Active Duty receive priority. Patients must be assigned in TRICARE to Naval Health Clinic Patuxent River and have a Primary Care Manager here.

For Active Duty, exceptions and accommodations can be made if needed for Permanent Change of Station (PCS) or other Official Travel. Contractors can be tested at the clinic if they are on official Navy travel.
We are only testing:
  • Symptomatic individuals
  • Individuals who've had a positive COVID exposure at least 5 days prior
  • Individuals on official Navy travel
  • Individuals who require pre-procedural testing

Test Results

Patients are highly encouraged to use TRICARE Online to receive their COVID test results.

If you are in need follow-up care after receiving a negative test, send a message to the clinic through TRICARE Online Secure Messaging.
Patients will be called only if they test positive.

At-Home Test Kits

“Naval Health Clinic Patuxent River has free at-home COVID test kits available on a first-come, first-served basis, while supplies last. Each I.D. card holder is eligible to receive up to eight test kits per month. Make arrangements to pick up your test through our drive-thru COVID clinic by calling 301-342-2684.
All U.S. households are also eligible to receive eight free at-home tests (two sets of four) from the federal government. Order yours at
If you test positive for COVID-19 using a home test, be sure to contact us (or your healthcare provider) to report your results so that your healthcare record can be updated and so that you can receive self-care and treatment options. You can submit your results by:

  • TRICARE Online securing messaging
  • Phone call to your healthcare team
  • Military hospital or clinic appointment line (855-227-6331)
  • Virtual appointment

Contact Us




8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Closed for Lunch
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.


Naval Health Clinic Patuxent River
47149 Buse Road, Building 1370
Patuxent River, MD 20670

Behind the Dental Clinic parking lot. Please follow the traffic cones and signage. Remain in your vehicle and call 301-342-2684.
Don't forget to keep your family's information up-to-date in DEERS.