Bread for the City (1525 Seventh St. NW) has been offering free access to testing for COVID-19 at their Northwest Center. Testing takes place Tuesdays and Thursdays and is open to anyone with barriers to healthcare access and does not require health insurance or a referral.
The none are opening a walk-up testing operation in our parking area. The tent has been donated; the doctors have volunteered to help.
Bread for the City has been working to help the District’s low-income residents to develop their power to determine the future of their own communities. They provide food, clothing, medical care, and legal and social services as well as organizing and public advocacy.
“Since our first day of service in 1974, an important part of our mission has been to bring healthcare to uninsured and under-insured residents of DC,” Bread for the City writes on their website. “This mission has only become more important during the pandemic.”
One thing we've learned about our community is that they step up when we need them to! 225 more people can be tested over the next 2 1/2 weeks because your donations showed you care. We're humbled! We're grateful! And we appreciate all you have done! https://t.co/ckQc91frGH pic.twitter.com/fensBZFoNJ
— Bread for the City (@BreadfortheCity) April 30, 2020
With assistance from residents at the George Washington University School of Medicine and providers on staff, the Non-Governmental-Organization is prepared to test thousands of people in DC over the coming weeks and months from their Northwest Center parking lot.
The next testing opportunity will take place May 5. Those requiring testing are asked to wear a face covering and maintain six feet of distance from other patients while waiting in line.
Testing will continue as long as supplies last. You can support this work by donating to help Bread for the City get testing kits and medical supplies. Donate online at https://breadforthecity.org/donation/covid19testing
For more information call the Bread for the City Medical Clinic at 202-386-7020