choose healthy life

What is Choose Healthy Life?

Working in partnership with United Way of the National Capital Area, Quest DiagnosticsChoose Healthy Life Black Clergy Action Plan (CHL) is a response to the disproportionate impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Black community. CHL leverages the power of the Black church—a trusted and respected organization in the Black community—to expand access to FREE COVID-19 testing, contact tracing, vaccines and other health services in underserved communities. CHL fosters partnerships between Black churches and Local United Way (LUW) affiliates to conduct a massive public health campaign across five cities: New York, Washington, DC, Newark, Atlanta and Detroit.

Even as access to vaccines increases throughout 2021, the need for COVID-19 testing is not going away. Our goal is to reach 4,000+ residents in the DC community, and to expand this sustainable model to address a multitude of health disparities in the Black community, such as high risks of diabetes and high blood pressure, in the post-pandemic future.

How to Get Tested for COVID-19 at a CHL Site

All testing sites through CHL are FREE for community members. Please go to Quest Diagnostics’ website to pre-register for your COVID-19 test. Walk-ups are welcome and will be registered onsite, but pre-registration and scheduling ahead of time is highly recommended. Schedule your free COVID-19 testing appointment at one of our upcoming events by clicking here.

Upcoming Testing Events

Date: Saturday, April 17, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Hosted by:
First Baptist Church
Location:
715 Randolph St. NW, Washington, DC

Date: Thursday, April 22, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Hosted by: Covenant Baptist UCC
Location: 3845 S. Capitol St. SW, Washington, DC

Date: Friday, April 23, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Hosted by: Mt. Lebanon Baptist
Location:27 O St. NW, Washington DC

Date: Saturday, April 24, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Hosted by: Mt. Sinai Baptist Church
Location: 1646 Third Street NW, Washington, DC

Date: Friday, April 30, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Hosted by: Kingdom Fellowship AME Church
Location: 12101 Tech Road, Silver Spring, MD

Date: Friday, April 30, 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Hosted by: Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church
Location: 4611 Sheriff Road NE, Washington, DC

Date: Saturday, May 8, 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Hosted by: Pennsylvania Avenue Baptist Church
Location: 3000 Pennsylvania Ave. SE, Washington, DC

Date: Saturday, May 15, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Hosted by: First Baptist Church
Location: 715 Randolph St. NW, Washington, DC

Date: Thursday, May 20, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Hosted by: Covenant Baptist UCC
Location: 3845 S. Capitol SW, Washington, DC

Date: Friday, May 21, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Hosted by: Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church
Location: 27 O St. NW, Washington DC

Date: Saturday, May 22, 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Hosted by: Pennsylvania Avenue Baptist Church
Location: 3000 Pennsylvania Ave. SE, Washington, DC

Date: Tuesday, May 25, 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Hosted by: Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church
Location: 4611 Sheriff Road NE, Washington, DC

Date: Thursday, May 27, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Hosted by:
Covenant Baptist UCC
Location: 3845 S. Capitol SW, Washington, DC

Date: Saturday, May 29, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Hosted by: Michigan Park Christian Church
Location: 1600 Taylor St. NE, Washington DC

Date: Saturday, June 5, 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Hosted by: Pennsylvania Avenue Baptist Church
Location: 3000 Pennsylvania Ave. SE, Washington, DC

Date: Thursday, June 17, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Hosted by: Covenant Baptist UCC
Location: 3845 S. Capitol SW, Washington, DC

Date: Friday, June 18, 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Hosted by: Pennsylvania Avenue Baptist Church
Location: 3000 Pennsylvania Ave. SE, Washington, DC

Date: Saturday, June 19, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Hosted by: First Baptist Church
Location: 715 Randolph St. NW, Washington, DC

Date: Thursday, June 24, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Hosted by: Covenant Baptist UCC
Location: 3845 S. Capitol SW, Washington, DC

Date: Friday, June 25, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Hosted by: Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church
Location: 27 O St. NW, Washington, DC

Date: Saturday, June 26, 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Hosted by: Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church
Location: 4611 Sheriff Road NE, Washington, DC

Date: Saturday, June 27, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Hosted by: Michigan Park Christian Church
Location: 1600 Taylor St. NE, Washington DC

Date: Saturday, July 3, 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Hosted by: Pennsylvania Avenue Baptist Church
Location: 3000 Pennsylvania Ave. SE, Washington, DC

Date: Saturday, July 17, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Hosted by: First Baptist Church
Location: 715 Randolph St. NW, Washington, DC

Date: Thursday, July 22, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Hosted by: Covenant Baptist UCC
Location: 3845 S. Capitol SW, Washington, DC

Date: Friday, July 23, 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Hosted by: Michigan Park Christian Church
Location: 1600 Taylor St. NE, Washington DC

Date: Saturday, July 24, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Hosted by: Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church
Location: 27 O St. NW, Washington, DC

Date: Thursday, July 29, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Hosted by: Covenant Baptist UCC
Location: 3845 S. Capitol SW, Washington, DC

Date: Saturday, July 31, 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Hosted by: Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church
Location: 4611 Sheriff Road NE, Washington, DC

Date: Saturday, Aug. 14, 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Hosted by: Pennsylvania Avenue Baptist Church
Location: 3000 Pennsylvania Ave. SE, Washington, DC

Date: Thursday, Aug. 19, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Hosted by: Covenant Baptist UCC
Location: 3845 S. Capitol SW, Washington, DC

Date: Friday, Aug 20, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Hosted by: Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church
Location: 27 O St. NW, Washington, DC

Date: Saturday, Aug. 21, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Hosted by: Michigan Park Christian Church
Location: 1600 Taylor St. NE, Washington DC

Date: Thursday, Aug. 26, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Hosted by: Covenant Baptist UCC
Location: 3845 S. Capitol SW, Washington, DC

Date: Saturday, Aug. 28, 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Hosted by: Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church
Location: 4611 Sheriff Road NE, Washington, DC

Date: Saturday, Sept. 11, 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Hosted by: Pennsylvania Avenue Baptist Church
Location: 3000 Pennsylvania Ave. SE, Washington, DC

Date: Saturday, Sept. 18, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Hosted by: First Baptist Church
Location: 715 Randolph St. NW, Washington, DC

Date: Monday, Sept. 20, 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Hosted by: Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church
Location: 4611 Sheriff Road NE, Washington, DC

Date: Thursday, Sept. 23, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Hosted by: Covenant Baptist UCC
Location: 3845 S. Capitol SW, Washington, DC

Date: Friday, Sept. 24, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Hosted by: Michigan Park Christian Church
Location: 1600 Taylor St. NE, Washington DC

Date: Saturday, Sept. 25, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Hosted by: Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church
Location: 27 O St. NW, Washington, DC

Date: Thursday, Sept. 30, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Hosted by: Covenant Baptist UCC
Location: 3845 S. Capitol SW, Washington, DC

Date: Saturday, Oct. 9, 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Hosted by: Pennsylvania Avenue Baptist Church
Location: 3000 Pennsylvania Ave. SE, Washington, DC

Date: Friday, Oct. 15, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Hosted by: Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church
Location: 27 O St. NW, Washington, DC

Date: Saturday, Oct. 16, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Hosted by: First Baptist Church
Location: 715 Randolph St. NW, Washington, DC

Date: Thursday, Oct. 21, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Hosted by: Covenant Baptist UCC
Location: 3845 S. Capitol SW, Washington, DC

Date: Friday, Oct. 22, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Hosted by: Michigan Park Christian Church
Location: 1600 Taylor St. NE, Washington DC

Date: Saturday, Oct. 23, 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Hosted by: Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church
Location: 4611 Sheriff Road NE, Washington, DC

You can also find more information and schedule your appointment by following the QR code, below. Simply scan your smartphone’s camera app over the code and the website will appear.

choose healthy life qr code

Churches Serving as COVID Testing Sites in the DC Area

There are a total of 10 churches in Washington, DC, Montgomery County and Prince George’s County participating in CHL. Each church has hired a Public Health Navigator, establishing an infrastructure of trusted health support to ensure testing is safe, effective and reliable. Our partner churches are listed below.

Prince George’s County

Montgomery County

Washington, DC

Choose Healthy Life is raising awareness and educating the Black community on COVID-19 and other health disparities. CHL proactively engages the community in a COVID-19 testing campaign to reduce the spread of the virus and to save lives.

About United Way NCA

United Way NCA mobilizes all sectors of the community to work together with one goal in mind – helping people live their best lives by reducing disparities and increasing equity. To learn more about UWNCA and the programs we offer, see our What We Do page.