Testing Locations in King County

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Expanded testing now available in King County.

Updated October 13: To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, health officials recommend 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, loss of taste or smell, fatigue, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, or diarrhea.

When to Seek Emergency Medical Care

If you or a family member is showing any of these signs - (1) Trouble breathing, (2) Persistent pain or pressure in the chest, (3) New confusion, (4) Inability to wake or stay awake, and/or (5) Bluish lips or face - seek emergency medical care immediately. Call 9-1-1 or call ahead to your local emergency facility. Make sure to notify the operator that you are seeking care for someone who has or may have COVID-19.

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.

Where to go.

There are several low or no-cost testing sites that are open to anyone who cannot access COVID-19 testing through their regular healthcare provider. King County updates their list of free testing each Wednesday. Bookmark this link to their map of testing sites to see the most up-to-date list of sites. Call ahead to confirm hours & availability. King County has also added a specific webpage for high volume drive-through and walk-up sites aimed at increasing access to testing across our community.

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.

Traveling outside of King County? The State has added a testing site locator map. Click here for the statewide map.

Wondering what you should do once you or a family member has been tested?

King County Public Health has put together a great infographic that tells you exactly what to do! Check it out:

Information provided by / published in PHSKC's Public Health Insider.

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