Free COVID-19 Testing Offered in Preparation for Holiday Gatherings

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As people are preparing for holiday gatherings this season, the Department of Health is offering free COVID-19 testing and take-home tests at nearly a dozen locations across the state.  

“We want to make it as convenient as possible for people to access COVID-19 testing so they can help protect family and friends during holiday gatherings,” said Acting Health Secretary and Pennsylvania Physician General Dr. Denise Johnson. “If you are not feeling well, stay home to avoid spreading illness. We also recommend testing before contact with someone at high risk for severe COVID-19.” 

The testing is free and open to everyone. The following COVID-19 community-based testing site is the nearest to Franklin County residents.

Nearest Test Site In Harrisburg

Individuals do not need to be experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 to be tested. Patients are encouraged to bring a photo ID, but ID is not required to be tested. Appointments are not necessary as registration will be completed on-site. 

HarrisburgInternational House 
320 Chestnut Street Harrisburg, PA

17101  Strawberry Square Center Court 
Harrisburg, PA 17101 Self-test pick up only 
Tuesday – Saturday 
10 a.m. – 7 p.m.  November 21 – December 9 
November 22, 29, 30 December 6, 8 
11 a.m. – 1 p.m. 


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