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Here’s where you can get a free COVID-19 test in Anchorage this week

  • Author: Morgan Krakow
  • Updated: December 13, 2020
  • Published December 13, 2020

Certified medical assistant Evermae Tabbilos holds a nasal swab while performing a free COVID-19 test at the Visit Healthcare community test site at the Loussac Library on Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020. (Bill Roth / ADN)

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Think you need a COVID-19 test this week?

In addition to its standard drive-thru facilities, Anchorage has stood up several pop-up testing sites for those who need a test.

It’s free. And you don’t need a referral from a medical provider.

The city also has a handy site that shows you where you can get tested based on what day and time you’re available: anchoragecovidtest.org.

All sites are open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Every day of the week

• 4115 Lake Otis Parkway (Monday through Friday: 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturday and Sunday: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.)

Monday, Dec. 14

• Pop-up site: Lake Hood Elementary School, 3601 W. 40th Ave.

• Loussac Library, 3600 Denali St.

• Changepoint Church, 6689 Changepoint Drive

• Muldoon Community Assembly, 7041 DeBarr Road

• Eagle River, 11801 Business Blvd. (across from Eagle River People Mover Transit Center)

Tuesday, Dec. 15

• Loussac Library, 3600 Denali St.

• Changepoint Church, 6689 Changepoint Drive

• Muldoon Community Assembly, 7041 DeBarr Road

• Eagle River, 11801 Business Blvd. (across from Eagle River People Mover Transit Center)

Wednesday, Dec. 16

• Loussac Library, 3600 Denali St.

• Changepoint Church, 6689 Changepoint Drive

• Fairview Community Recreation Center, 1121 E. 10th Ave.

• Eagle River, 11801 Business Blvd. (across from Eagle River People Mover Transit Center)

Thursday, Dec. 17

• Loussac Library, 3600 Denali St.

• Changepoint Church, 6689 Changepoint Drive

• Muldoon Community Assembly, 7041 DeBarr Road

• Eagle River, 11801 Business Blvd. (across from Eagle River People Mover Transit Center)

Friday, Dec. 18

• Pop- up site: Russian Jack Elementary School, 4300 E. 20th Ave.

• Loussac Library, 3600 Denali St.

• Changepoint Church, 6689 Changepoint Drive

• Muldoon Community Assembly, 7041 DeBarr Road

• Eagle River, 11801 Business Blvd. (across from Eagle River People Mover Transit Center)

Saturday, Dec. 19

• Pop-up site: Tikahtnu Commons, next to Regal Theater, 1102 N. Muldoon Road

• Loussac Library, 3600 Denali St.

• Changepoint Church, 6689 Changepoint Drive

• Muldoon Community Assembly, 7041 DeBarr Road

• Eagle River, 11801 Business Blvd. (across from Eagle River People Mover Transit Center)

What officials say to expect

While you don’t need to register in advance, results can come faster if you do. Upon arrival, head to back of the line. The line itself moves fast, as each car only takes a couple of minutes. Once you’re at the front, you’ll get checked in by confirming your name and birthday. Then it’ll be time for a brief swab of either your throat or nostrils.

Results take roughly less than 72 hours, city officials say, but some people have waited longer as testing demand increases.

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