Testing Locations in King County
Expanded testing now available in King County.
To help prevent the spread of COVID-19 Public Health – Seattle & King County recommends that anyone with COVID-19 symptoms or who has been in close contact with someone who has COVID-19 be tested right away.
Public Health strongly urges anyone who has even mild COVID-19 symptoms to call their healthcare provider as soon as they start to feel sick to ask about COVID-19 testing. COVID-19 symptoms are cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fever, chills, muscle pain, sore throat, or loss of taste or smell.
It is important not to wait to be tested. If you have COVID-19, you are contagious. A COVID-19 test will let you know if you are infected so you can protect your family, friends and community by keeping yourself away from others. Staying away from others when you have COVID-19 is crucial to slow the spread of the virus in our community. You should also call your healthcare provider and ask for a test if you live with or have been in close contact with someone who has COVID-19. Even if you don’t have symptoms, you may be contagious and should stay away from others.
There are several low or no-cost testing sites in King County that are open to anyone who cannot access COVID-19 testing through their regular healthcare provider – a list of sites is available at this link. Most of these sites are non-profit Community Health Centers.
King County residents can contact these sites directly for testing hours and to make an appointment. If you are still having difficulty accessing a COVID-19 test, call the King County COVID-19 call center, which is open seven days a week 8 a.m. – 7 p.m., at 206-477-3977.
Published in PHSKC's Public Health Insider.