By Molly Snyder Senior Writer Published Aug 04, 2021 at 11:31 AM Photography: Flickr/Mike Vrabel

This list is updated frequently to reflect that latest information.

Thanks to the Delta variant, COVID-19 is gonna keep hanging around for a while, so if you have been in populated public spaces recently or exposed to someone with the illness, getting tested is in everyone’s best interest – yours, those you care about, others you may not know. Luckily, there are many free locations in Milwaukee to get tested for COVID-19, but the rules vary, so read up before heading out. 

Here are places you can go for a free COVID-19 test without a doctor’s order. If you have medical insurance, you can also call your doctor to find out which hospital testing sites are eligible to you. You do not need to have symptoms to get tested. If you are experiencing severe symptoms, call a doctor, go to an emergency care facility or call 911.

For a full list of COVID-19 testing sites across the state of Wisconsin – as well as updates on procedures, hours and processes – visit the Wisconsin Department of Health Service's website. And to help contain the spread, wear a mask in crowded situations and get vaccinated!

American Family Field testing site

Open Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays in the east Yount parking lot from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.

The site offers free drive-thru and walk-up testing options with no appointment necessary (though you can pre-register for a test at the City of Milwaukee Health Department's website). 

Free community testing sites

Milwaukee Health Department 

  • Northwest Health Center: 7630 W. Mill Rd.
  • Southside Health Center: 1639 S. 23rd St.

Both free COVID-19 testing drive-thru locations are open Mondays and Fridays from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays from noon until 6 p.m., and Saturdays from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.

Health Centers

You do not need to have insurance to get an appointment at one of these centers, but call ahead or visit the website to ensure eligibility and availability of appointments. 

Gerald L. Ignace Indian Health Center
(414) 383-9526
gliihc.net
(on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1-3 p.m.)

Milwaukee Health Services, Inc.
(414) 372-8080 
mhsi.org

Outreach Community Health Centers
(414) 727-6320 
ochc-milw.org

Progressive Community Health Centers
(414) 882-2040
progressivechc.org
(It's preferred to reserve appointments for when showing signs of symptoms)

Sixteenth Street Community Health Centers
(414) 672-1353
www.sschc.org
(Reserved for established patients only)

Pharmacies

CVS

Tests are available at several Milwaukee County locations.
Appointment hours vary; appointment necessary.
Go here to put in your zip code and find your closest CVS with testing. 

Walgreens

Testing is available at multiple Milwaukee County locatitons. 
Appointment hours vary; appointment required.
Get started here.

Testing sites beyond

For a complete list of COVID-19 sites throughout the City of Milwaukee, Milwaukee County and across the state, click here

Curious about what a COVID test entails? Watch the process here.


Molly Snyder started writing and publishing her work at the age 10, when her community newspaper printed her poem, "The Unicorn.” Since then, she's expanded beyond the subject of mythical creatures and written in many different mediums but, nearest and dearest to her heart, thousands of articles for OnMilwaukee.

Molly is a regular contributor to FOX6 News and numerous radio stations as well as the co-host of "Dandelions: A Podcast For Women.” She's received five Milwaukee Press Club Awards, served as the Pfister Narrator and is the Wisconsin State Fair’s Celebrity Cream Puff Eating Champion of 2019.