MHD: New hours starting Monday at 2 free COVID-19 testing sites in Milwaukee

MILWAUKEE -- Officials with the Milwaukee Health Department on Sunday, May 17 announced new hours for the two COVID-19 testing sites in Milwaukee.

The new hours take effect Monday, May 18 and are as follows:

Midtown Center: 5825 West Hope Avenue
11 a.m. – 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday, closed Sunday

UMOS: 2701 South Chase Avenue
11 a.m. – 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday, closed Sunday

Residents can call 2-1-1 for any questions or concerns related to COVID-19.

Testing is free of charge at these two sites -- and no appointment is needed. You don't even have to be showing symptoms to take advantage.

The free testing began Monday morning, May 11 in Milwaukee. People were lined up as the sites opened, and hundreds of tests had been conducted by midday.

City officials encouraged people in Milwaukee neighborhoods with a higher than average infection rate to get tested -- with a goal of notifying anyone who tests positive within three days of the test. They will also be given a list of instructions.

These test sites are open to all residents, including essential workers, and join hospitals and community clinics also testing for coronavirus.

Below is a list of specimen collection sites with ongoing operations, according to a news release from the National Guard:

    Previously concluded missions include: