Sunday, October 2, 2022

Free covid testing at county’s Pandemic Operations Center

The PanOps center opens in New Hanover County Tuesday and will offer free Covid-19 testing and vaccinations. (Courtesy New Hanover County)

NEW HANOVER COUNTY – Beginning Feb. 16, the public is able to get tested for Covid-19 for free at the New Hanover County Health and Human Services Pandemic Operations Center (1507 Greenfield St.). Testing will take place every Wednesday and Friday.

Wednesday testing will be available from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. and 9 a.m. – noon on Fridays. Rapid results take approximately 20 minutes, and those getting tested should wait on-site. No form of ID or health insurance are required. Tests will be given based on supply availability. Appointments can be made here.

Residents looking to get vaccinated or boosted for Covid-19 can sign-up at TakeMyShotNC.gov. Appointments are available:

  • Monday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Tuesday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • Thursday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • Friday, 1-5 p.m.

Cleanliness and sanitation are a priority of the Pandemic Operations Center, as each testing area will be cleaned and sanitized during and after both testing and vaccine distribution to protect the staff and community.

As a reminder, the Independence Mall vaccine clinic is no longer offering vaccines, nor is the HHS health clinic.

More information can be found at Health.NHCGov.com/Coronavirus. Additional covid-19 information and data is available at Health.NHCgov.com.


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Shea Carver
Shea Carver is the editor in chief at Port City Daily. A UNCW alumna, Shea worked in the print media business in Wilmington for 22 years before joining the PCD team in October 2020. She specializes in arts coverage — music, film, literature, theatre — the dining scene, and can often be tapped on where to go, what to do and who to see in Wilmington. When she isn’t hanging with her pup, Shadow Wolf, tending the garden or spinning vinyl, she’s attending concerts and live theater.

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