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Mobile testing vehicle and staff. Source: Whatcom County Health Department

Drive-through COVID-19 testing to be held in Ferndale Tuesday

FERNDALE, Wash. — Whatcom County Health Department announced “low-barrier community testing” will be provided at the Ferndale Events Center, located at 5715 Barrett Road, Tuesday, August 25th from 1pm to 4pm. Tests are being made available by appointment only. 

Following 2 weekends of pilot testing in Bellingham, WCHD has scheduled drive-through COVID-19 testing at locations within each of the school districts within Whatcom County during the week of August 24th.

9am to 12pm
Appointments
1pm to 4pm
Appointments
Monday
August 24th
Bellingham
Whatcom County parking lot
Bellingham
Whatcom County parking lot
Tuesday
August 25th
Blaine
Birch Bay Bible Community Church
Ferndale
Ferndale Events Center
Wednesday
August 26th
Mount Baker
Nooksack Casino
Nooksack
Christ Fellowship
Thursday
August 27th
No TestingNo Testing
Friday
August 28th
Lynden
Bender Fields
Meridian
Sikh Temple
Saturday
August 29th
Bellingham
Civic Field parking lot
Bellingham
Civic Field parking lot

WCHD says anyone can get tested at no cost to them and that includes people without insurance or receiving testing without a physician’s referral. People with health insurance may be held responsible for the cost of the test if they do not provide accurate health insurance information. 

Schedule appointments online at www.TestDirectly.com/whatcom. Results are expected to be provided between 24 and 72 hours of testing.

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People are asked to call (360) 778-6075 between 8:30am and 4pm daily for assistance:

  • With problems with scheduling on-line
  • If you do not have an e-mail address
  • To schedule several family/household members under a single e-mail

While this program is designed to be a drive-through testing site, anyone without access to a vehicle can be accommodated by calling (360) 778-6075. Scheduling a test in a language other than English is also available by calling (360) 778-6075. 

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