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8110 Gatehouse Road, Falls Church, VA 22042

Inova Vehicle-Side Testing for COVID-19 and Flu

7 days a week from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. | Test results within 3-5 days

How It Works

Once your provider approves your COVID-19 test:

  1. Inova MyChart is required to schedule a COVID-19 test.
    • If you do not have an Inova MyChart account, create your account now.
    • If you are an Existing Inova MyChart patient, login to MyChart to schedule your appointment.
      • For pre-surgical/procedural testing, you must complete your test within 72 – 96 hours before your surgery or procedure.
  2. On the MyChart welcome page, look for the “visit” calendar icon at the top of the page and select schedule an appointment in the drop down.
  3. Select Inova COVID Test Screening
  4. Fill out the required questions to schedule your testing appointment at one of our COVID-19 testing locations.
    • You must include the name and number of the provider who requested your test.
  5. Upon arrival at the test site, please stay in your car and follow the posted instructions.

If your provider has not already scheduled your appointment on your behalf, you may schedule an appointment yourself.

Test results are generally returned to your provider within 3-5 days.

Test Results

After 3-5 days have passed, there are multiple ways in which you can be informed about the results of your COVID-19 test results. Please ensure we have your most up to date contact information on file before you leave your appointment.  

  1. MyChart – you may be notified of results through your MyChart account.
  2. You may receive a call from your Primary Care Physician or the physician who ordered the test with your results. You may also receive a call from Inova.
  3. If none of the options above has helped you obtain your results, or you have additional questions, please contact the COVID-19 Notifications Call Center for further instructions at 571-347-3040, open 6 days a week, Monday-Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

COVID-19 Testing Locations

COVID-19 Testing Eligibility

Inova offers COVID-19 testing for patients who have a provider order. If you think you need to be tested for COVID-19, contact your primary care provider or visit an Inova Respiratory Illness Clinic. If you have an order, Inova MyChart is required to schedule your COVID-19 test at one of our three vehicle-side testing locations. For those seeking COVID-19 testing without a provider order, please visit the Virginia Department of Health COVID-19 Testing Site for a list of other COVID-19 test sites. Inova is continuously reviewing testing criteria and guidance provided by the CDC and Virginia Department of Health in order to best serve our community.

Inova COVID-19 Testing Options