COVID-19 Testing Resources


How do I get a COVID-19 test?

Testing is available to all Nashville residents at no cost.

If you have a question about getting a test then call Metro’s COVID-19 Information Hotline – 615-862-7777.  The hotline operates from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday – Friday.

The Community Assessment Center at Murfreesboro Pike is open from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday.

What can I expect at the Metro Assessment Sites?

All of Metro’s Community Assessment Centers offer drive-thru testing, so you do not have to get out of your car. Health care providers will come to your car to complete your assessment and, if necessary, your COVID-19 test.

What is the COVID-19 test like?

The test for COVID-19 is a nasal swab that gathers cells from the nasopharyngeal region. The test takes about 10 seconds from start to finish.

After the test is complete, patients will receive information from their provider as to how results can be accessed.

How long will I have to wait at a Metro Assessment Center?

Wait times will depend upon the number of community members at each site, but lines may be long.

We appreciate your patience as we work to assess all who are seeking care.

If you cannot find a test at a pharmacy or clinic, Vanderbilt’s walk-in clinic is an option:

You can get tested for COVID-19 at Vanderbilt One Hundred Oaks if you’ve been exposed, have only mild symptoms (wouldn’t ordinarily see a doctor) or need a test to return to work or school

Vanderbilt University Medical Center offers walk-in testing at Vanderbilt Health One Hundred Oaks, 719 Thompson Lane, in Nashville. This is testing only — no assessment by a health care provider is available at this location.

This service is for anyone age 2 or older who:

  • Has been exposed to someone with COVID, with our without symptoms.
  • Needs COVID test to return to work or school after quarantine.
  • Has mild symptoms.
  • Needs COVID-19 testing before a surgery or procedure at a Vanderbilt location (more info below).

Directions and parking: VUMC suggests parking near Entrance C. Enter the mall at Entrance D. Testing is offered in the first-floor conference room behind the escalators.

Hours: 7 days a week, 8 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.

COVID-19 test results: Results will be available in My Health at Vanderbilt within 24-48 hours depending on testing volume. No test results will be made available by phone call.

Cost: Your insurance will be billed for a lab visit.