Health department expands COVID-19 testing operations


FAYETTEVILLE — The Cumberland County Health Department, in partnership with Optum Serv, is extending COVID-19 testing hours at the health department beginning Jan. 4. Testing will be available Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the parking lot of the Public Health Center, 1235 Ramsey St.

You can pre-register at and testing is free.

Previously, COVID-19 testing hours were only Monday, Wednesday and Friday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Health Department can provide free at-home COVID-19 rapid antigen testing kits, while supplies last. Pick up a kit at the health department, Monday through Friday with no appointment required. There is a limit of two kits per person. For more information visit the website.

Vaccine clinic information

All individuals age 5 and older may schedule appointments on the county’s COVID-19 vaccine page at An online application form allows individuals to choose their own appointment date and time for the first, second, or third dose, if eligible, of the vaccine. Second doses are automatically scheduled after the first dose is received.

Upcoming clinic dates are as follows: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Health Department, 1235 Ramsey St., third floor auditorium, Fayetteville, Pfizer, Moderna and J&J. No appointments required.

Visit to make an appointment.

First, second, and third doses are the same. Individuals may attend a “second dose clinic” to receive their first or third dose. Call 910-678-7657 weekdays 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. if you need assistance with the form or have questions about the COVID-19 vaccine.

Individuals who need transportation to and from the vaccination site can call 910-678-7619 weekdays 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. for assistance.

Find your spot at or search at to find a location near you to become fully vaccinated.

To file a complaint concerning a violation of the Cumberland County abatement order, visit or to speak with a Cumberland County Health Department representative concerning a violation of the abatement, please call 910-678-7657.

Visit for more information about the abatement and a downloadable abatement sign to place in public areas. Watch the Board of Commissioners Special Meeting at for the full discussion from Aug. 24.

Visit for more information about Cumberland County Department of Health programs.


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