Wake County Brings COVID-19 Testing and Vaccine Under the Same Roof at Locations Throughout the Region

Wake County Public Health is returning from the Memorial Day holiday offering free side-by-side COVID-19 services at all of its regional sites. Free COVID-19 testing and vaccination will now be offered five days a week at four regional Human Services Centers throughout the county, each offering evening and weekend hours.  

“We’re excited to be co-locating these free COVID-19 services,” said Wake County Board of Commissioners Chairman Matt Calabria. “These are places that residents will know they can come with no appointment, no ID, and no out-of-pocket cost to receive either a test to see whether they have the virus or a free shot to protect them from getting it in the first place.” 

The Southern Regional Center in Fuquay Varina and the Eastern Regional Center in Zebulon will offer testing and vaccination on the same schedule:
            Sundays & Mondays:
            Tuesdays & Thursdays: 12:30 to 7:30 p.m.
            Wednesdays & Fridays: 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
            Saturdays: 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The Northern Regional Center in Wake Forest will offer free testing and vaccination on this schedule:
            Sundays & Wednesdays: CLOSED
            Mondays & Fridays: 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
            Tuesdays & Thursdays: 12:30 to 7:30 p.m.
            Saturdays: 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

And the Wake County Human Services Center on Departure Drive in northeast Raleigh will offer free vaccination Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and free drive-thru testing Monday through Saturday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Vision Church right across the street. Testing hours begin June 2 from noon to 5 p.m., with daily 8 a.m.-5 p.m. hours beginning June 3.

Drive-thru COVID-19 testing will also continue at these locations:

  • Zebulon Community Park
    401 S. Arendell Ave., Zebulon
    8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week

  • Wendell Community Center
    603 W. Third Street, Wendell
    8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week
    (Johnson & Johnson vaccination events will be hosted at this site June 2–5 and June 2526 – testing AND vaccination will occur from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on those days)
  • Swinburne Parking Lot
    2845 Kidd Road, Raleigh
    June 1: CLOSED
    June 2: Noon to 4 p.m.
    These regular hours begin June 3:
    Mondays & Fridays: 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
    Tuesdays & Thursdays: 12:30 to 7:30 p.m.
    Saturdays, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    Sundays & Wednesdays: CLOSED
    (All other sites allow you to self-administer a nasal swab, however, the Swinburne and Vision Church location will have staff administer a nasopharyngeal (back of nose) swab. You can be tested regardless of whether you have insurance, but staff at these two locations will ask if you have insurance in order to bill your insurance company.)
  • SouthLight Health
    2101 Garner Road, Raleigh
    Wednesdays & Fridays: 1 to 5 p.m.

For the latest testing times and to see all of our locations, check wakegov.com/testing. Use the “< >” symbols to scroll through the days of the week.  

Additional testing locations can be found at Test Site Finder on the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services website.

While no appointments are needed for testing, anyone can schedule a vaccine appointment if they would like to speed the check-in process by picking a slot online. Anyone 12 and older can walk-in or schedule a vaccine appointment. You can see the vaccine sites, hours and vaccine brands any time at to WakeGov.com/vaccine or by calling our 24-hour vaccine hotline at 919-250-1515.

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