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Posted on: January 19, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Free COVID-19 Testing Site Opens Thursday, January 2022

Haywood County Health and Human Services is partnering with Optum Serve and Lake Junaluska Assembly to offer free COVID-19 diagnostic testing to Haywood County residents.

Lake Junaluska Assembly will host the testing site at its Wilson Children’s Complex as a drive-through site. Patients will enter through the parking lot off of North Lakeshore Drive and follow the signage through the site.

Both rapid antigen and PCR test options will be available. Rapid tests provide results in as little as 15 minutes. PCR test results are returned several days later.

Learn more about COVID testing, including who should get tested:

The Haywood County testing site is by appointment only, please do not arrive for testing if you do not have an appointment for everyone who plans to be tested. Masks will be required to enter the testing area.

To book an appointment: 

  1. Visit: COVID-19 Test Registration (
  2. Choose your location (North Carolina) and click GET STARTED
  3. Follow the steps for account creation and registration

Call 828-356-2019 if you have technical questions about booking an appointment.

Testing will be offered at no cost to the patient. Because testing is offered as a drive-through service, please have your driver’s license ready when you arrive. Insurance information will not be required.

COVID Testing Site Location: 

Lake Junaluska Wilson Children’s Complex
21 Shackford Hall Rd
Lake Junaluska, NC 28745

Testing Site Hours:

M, T — Closed

W, TH, F — 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Sat, Sun — 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Cost: FREE to the patient

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