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Protecting Your Patients and Practice from COVID-19

This page is your resource for how to test and treat your patients suspected of COVID-19 as well as how to protect your practice and staff from spreading infection. Visit our practice business page and professional page for how else you can manage issues important to you during the public health emergency.

Contacting DC Health

If you need to contact DC Health with a question about a patient, call 202-576-1117 during business hours OR 844-493-2652 after business hours. Do not have your patient call DC Health. You can also email

If you have issues reaching DC Health or communicating on behalf of your patient, contact us at (202) 466-1800 x101.


COVID-19 Testing Information

Information about types of tests

District of Columbia information

  • The list of all District public testing sites can be found here (this page is constantly updated)
  • DC Health - Specimen submission guidelines here.
  • DC Public Health Laboratory - See here for guidance on how to correctly submit samples to the PHL.

Previous guidance