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Roanoke offers free, walk-in COVID-19 testing

New Horizon Healthcare will open its Melrose Avenue location as testing site

ROANOKE, Va. – On Thursday, June 25, Roanoke had its first free walk-in COVID-19 testing site for the community.

New Horizon Healthcare opened its parking lot at 3716 Melrose Ave NW to patients, first-come, first-served, who wanted a test.

Organizers told 10 News they recently received financial support from various organizations to make it happen and they hope to have more testing sites pop up in the future.

“This is a part of that mission that we’re really excited to extend and we’re hopeful to have lots of people come out so we can serve as many as folks as we can,” said chief administrator Chance Welfare.

No appointment was necessary and people were asked to bring an I.D.

Testing was available from 10 to 12 p.m. and then again at 3 to 6 p.m.