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 Drive-Thru testing and vaccine clinic is located at 2491 Murfreesboro Pike (former Kmart) and offers free PCR COVID tests and both Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson vaccines. The Drive-Thru clinic is open from 7 a.m. until 1 p.m., Monday – Friday.

Operations can change due to weather.

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 the testing center 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.