Anne Erickson


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It’s been difficult to find a COVID-19 test lately, but due to the current surge, counties are opening up additional testing, so you have lots of options. If you don’t want to wait in line for hours, read on for some new testing sites that are just now opening and ready to serve you.

Oakland County is opening three COVID-19 testing facilities for residents beginning next week. The county reported more than 21,000 confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19 from Dec. 20, 2021, to Jan. 2, 2022, according to a press release.

Numbers are rising in Wayne and Macomb counties, too. The rise in cases is largely due to the omicron variant, which has quickly become the dominant variant in the U.S. over delta. A total of 1,082,549 new coronavirus cases were reported Monday, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University.

Here are the new Oakland County facilities, plus information on Wayne and Macomb testing:

  • Southfield Pavilion Parking Deck

    26000 Evergreen Rd.,
    Southfield, MI 48076
    Hours: 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. on Mondays and Thursdays

  • Rochester Fire Department

    277 E. Second,
    Rochester, MI 48307
    Hours: 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. on Tuesdays

  • Former Pontiac Fire Station

    348 South Blvd. West,
    Pontiac, MI 48341
    Hours: 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. on Wednesdays

  • Boosters for Kids

    Oakland county will start giving booster doses for 12 to 15-year-old children on Jan. 7. Residents may make an appointment via or call 800-848-5533.

  • How to Make an appointment in Oakland

    To make an appointment to get tested, go to

  • Macomb County

    The Macomb County Health Department is giving tests with no appointment it the Lakeside Mall in Sterling Heights where a Sears Automotive outlet used to be. Tests there are available Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. They are PCR tests and are free.

  • More Macomb County

    Here are some more spots for Macomb County residents to get tested:

    • MyCare Health in Center Line – all 586-756-7777 to make an appointment
    • MyCare Health in Mount Clemens – call 586-783-2222 to make an appointment
    • Warren City Hall – head to or call Mayor James Fouts’ office at 586-574-4520 to make an appointment. You can walk in, too.
  • Wayne County

    The Wayne Health Mobile Unit is giving tests and vaccinations. It travels around, so just follow their calendar to see where they are. No appointment needed. For information, head to

  • More Wayne County

    Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan recently announced an expansion of COVID testing in the city as omicron spreads. Detroit residents may visit two testing sites for rapid testing: the Joseph Walker Williams Community Center (rapid molecular tests) and Huntington Place (antigen tests), formerly the TCF Center. According to Duggan, they can handle 1,000 appointments a day.

  • Bonus: Check your local pharmacy

    Many local pharmacies offer COVID-19 testing. Don’t just check the big chains- some of the small, locally owned pharmacies have great testing capabilities.