Drive-Thru COVID-19 Testing: Howard County Fairgrounds & Merriweather Post Pavilion

Howard County Fairgrounds

2210 Fairgrounds Rd,
West Friendship, MD 21794


8 AM - 3 PM
Monday - Friday

Merriweather Post Pavilion

10475 Little Patuxent Pkwy,
Columbia, MD 21044


8 AM - 3 PM
Monday - Friday

FirstCall Medical Center and Centennial Medical Group has opened up outdoor, drive-thru testing for COVID-19 as part of a partnership with Merriweather Post Pavilion and the Howard County Fairgrounds. Testing is performed from 8:00AM – 3:00PM Monday through Friday at the West Gate of the Pavilion. As part of our extended services during the COVID-19 Pandemic, Centennial Medical Group / FirstCall Medical Center is partnering with this historic venue to benefit all our our patients and nearby communities.

PCR COVID-19 Testing at FirstCall Medical Center

We’ve continued to innovate while remaining on the frontline, serving our community to bring the very best in healthcare and testing. That’s why the provider team at FirstCall Urgent Care is proud to introduce PCR Testing from FirstCall Medical Care. 


How does PCR COVID-19 Testing at FirstCall Medical Center compare to other tests?  

We’ve spent the time, money and effort to build our own labs to eliminate the middleman and 3rd party labs that extend testing processes. Since our provider team has the resources to test, analyze, and return lab-results all patients can get a same-day test from the comfort of their car, without the risk on going into a facility.  We now bring you the very best drive-thru COVID-19 testing experience and a same day PCR result.  PCR testing is available at both Merriweather Post & Howard County Fairgrounds.

How does drive through COVID-19 testing work?

For increased safety and convenience, patients are asked to remain in their cars while waiting for to be tested. We have continued to improve our Drive Thru processes and can have you in and out in most cases in under 30 minutes. Rapid test results are available the same day. PCR test results are available within 24-48 hours. 

Patients that have any questions about COVID-19 and rapid testing should call us directly at  410-730-3399.

“We are ecstatic to expand to better serve the community, thanks in large part to our partners at Merriweather,” said Connor Ferguson, Centennial Medical and Firstcall Managing Partner. “The willingness to open up their space to the community is testimony to the pillars they are in the region,” Ferguson continued about the partnership with the iconic venue.

About Centennial Medical Group / FirstCall Medical Center

For almost 40 years, Centennial Medical Group has been providing some of the best Primary Care in the Howard County region. In recent years expanding, offering Urgent Care in Maple Lawn & Gambrills along with extended walk-in care in Elkridge, as well. Patients that have further questions can call our provider staff, who can help you stay safe and protected during the COVID-19 pandemic.