Mask and Visitor Policies: Following CDC and state of NC guidance, masks are still required in all Atrium Health facilities. View our current visitor policy

We want to make it easy to get a COVID-19 test or vaccine. In addition to testing and vaccination by appointment, Atrium Health offers walk-in and drive-up options at convenient locations in our community.

If you think you need to be tested, or you’re ready to get vaccinated, find the best location for you and come during our open hours. You don’t need an appointment or identification (ID).

Our community coronavirus testing and vaccination sites are separate, so it’s important to find a location that offers the service you need. Check the listings below to see where we’ll be next.

*If the weather is bad due to heavy rain or thunderstorms we will not be open.

Dates and locations for testing

Our community testing sites offer drive-up COVID-19 testing for people ages 5 and older – no appointment needed.

Wait times vary by location and may be long. Each site will let people know when they are full and can no longer take patients. This may be before the closing time due to large number of people already in line.

If you’d like to make an appointment for a test at a different location, please schedule online through MyAtriumHealth or call 704-468-8888.

Please note that Atrium Health is not able to clear employees for “return to work” at these locations. If you’re an employer looking for testing for your employees, please contact our return-to-work team at COVID19RTW@AtriumHealth.org.

Monday, September 20


Atrium Health
Address:
4222 Beam Road
Charlotte, NC 28217

Hours:
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

McCrorey YMCA
Address:
3801 Beatties Ford Road
Charlotte, NC 28216

Hours:
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 

Tuesday, September 21


Atrium Health
Address:
4222 Beam Road
Charlotte, NC 28217

Hours:
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Project 658
Address:
3646 Central Ave.
Charlotte, NC 28205

Hours:
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Wednesday, September 22


Atrium Health
Address:
4222 Beam Road
Charlotte, NC 28217

Hours:
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Thursday, September 22


Atrium Health
Address:
4222 Beam Road
Charlotte, NC 28217

Hours:
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Friday, September 23


Atrium Health
Address:
4222 Beam Road
Charlotte, NC 28217

Hours:
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.


How it works

Our community testing sites use PCR tests, which are the most accurate option available. Here’s what to know before you go.

  1. Drive or walk right up. You don’t need an appointment – testing will be conducted on a first-come, first-served basis.
  2. Follow the on-site team’s directions. They’ll let you know what to do when it’s your turn to get tested.
  3. Wait for your results. PCR tests can take 24 to 72 hours. We’ll call or text you when your results are ready. From there, we’ll guide you to next steps in medical care.

You can find more information about COVID-19 testing here. This includes what to expect from testing, answers to frequently asked questions and how to get testing for kids under 5.

Important: Your immigration status will never be shared, and we don’t report undocumented patients.

Find more information on coronavirus in English or Spanish.

Dates and locations for vaccinations

The COVID-19 vaccine is the best way to protect yourself and the community, and we encourage you to get vaccinated as soon as possible.

Each of our community vaccination sites will offer one or more of the approved COVID-19 vaccines. People age 18 and up can get any of the available vaccines (Pfizer, Moderna or Johnson & Johnson), and children ages 12 to 17 can get the Pfizer vaccine. Check the dates and locations below to find out which vaccines will be offered at each site.

If you are actively sick with COVID-19, wait until you have recovered to get your vaccine. Talk to your doctor before getting the vaccine if you have a weakened immune system due to conditions like cancer, a medication you’re taking, or if you’re pregnant.

We also offer COVID-19 vaccination by appointment at locations throughout the Charlotte region. You can schedule yours here. For help finding another vaccination location, call 704-468-8888.

  • Latin American Coalition

    Address:
    4938 Central Ave. #1
    Charlotte, NC 28205


    Hours:
    Tuesday, September 21, 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

    Vaccine: Pfizer (1st and 2nd doses) and Johnson & Johnson (single dose)

    Second dose: Tuesday, October 12

  • Simmons YMCA

    Address:
    6824 Democracy Drive
    Charlotte, NC 28212


    Hours:
    Thursday, September 23, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

    Vaccine: Pfizer (1st dose)

    Second dose: Thursday, October 14

  • El Rey Supermarket

    Address:
    6300 South Blvd.
    Charlotte, NC 28217


    Hours:
    Saturday, September 25, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    Vaccine: Pfizer (1st and 2nd doses)

    Second dose: Saturday, October 16

How it works

COVID-19 vaccinations are given by injection (shot). All approved COVID-19 vaccines (Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson) have shown to be safe and effective.

  1. Walk right up. You don’t need an appointment or identification (ID) to get vaccinated, and there’s no cost to you.
  2. Get the shot, then wait 15 to 30 minutes before leaving. This is a safety guideline set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
  3. Get at least two doses if you get the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine. Missing the second dose could mean you won’t build full protection against the virus. Right now, only one dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine is recommended.

Here’s some more information about what to expect after you get the COVID-19 vaccine. This includes facts about the vaccine you received, what to do after your appointment and common side effects.

Important: Your immigration status will never be shared, and we don’t report undocumented patients.

Find more information on coronavirus in English or Spanish.


Insurance information

For patients WITH insurance

There is no out-of-pocket cost for testing for exposure to COVID-19 or COVID-19 symptoms. If you need a test for work, school or travel, this test will be billed to your insurance provider, and you may have out-of-pocket costs. Contact your insurance provider with questions about your specific plan.

If you receive a COVID-19 vaccine, there is no direct cost to you. The administration fee will be paid by your insurance.

For patients with NO insurance

If you do not have insurance, and the service provided falls under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) during the COVID-19 pandemic, you will not be billed for these services.

If you do not have insurance and you receive a COVID-19 vaccine, the administration fee can be paid for by the Provider Relief Fund with no cost to you.

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