No-cost drive-thru COVID-19 testing offered each Friday

A drive-thru COVID-19 testing event has been scheduled in Moore County on December 30 from 9  to 1 p.m. at the Moore County Health Department located at 705 Pinehurst Avenue in Carthage.

The testing event is open to all residents of Moore County with no physician referral required. Testing is sponsored by the Moore County Health Department and Goshen Medical Center. Everyone who wishes to participate in testing should pre-register by calling 910-267-2044. Pre-registering helps to minimize wait times for testing.

There will be no out of pocket cost for testing, regardless of if an individual has health insurance or not. If you do have health insurance, please bring your insurance information with you when you come for testing. This event is completely drive-thru only. All testing participants are instructed to remain in their vehicles throughout the testing process.

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) has a “Check My Symptoms” tool that can help determine if you’re recommended to be tested for COVID-19. That tool can be found at

Other COVID-19 testing sites near you can be found by using the NCDHHS “Test Site Finder” application. That application can be found at

NCDHHS has launched a COVID-19 Exposure Notification app called ‘SlowCOVIDNC’. The app will help North Carolinians slow the spread of the virus by alerting them when they may have been exposed to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19.

To learn more about SlowCOVIDNC and to download the app, visit The app is completely anonymous and does not collect, store or share personal information or location data.

For more information on COVID-19 testing, visit

Photo by Sandhills Sentinel Photographer John Patota.



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