Updated Aug. 17, 2023
Getting Tested for COVID-19
If you are concerned that you may have COVID-19 because you have symptoms, we recommend that you test right away. If you are concerned that you have COVID-19 because you know you had an exposure to someone who tested positive for COVID-19, we recommend that you get tested 3-5 days after exposure, regardless of vaccination status. If testing with an at-home test and you receive a negative result on your first test, take a second test within 24-48 hours.
Testing for Travel and Events
If you are seeking testing for reasons related to travel or to attend an event requiring vaccinations or proof of a negative test result, please note that requirements may change at any time. Call your insurance or healthcare provider to learn more about costs and other requirements.
Where to Test
Several testing options and locations are available in Spokane County, including local clinics offering testing, low- and no-cost options, and at-home testing. If you have a primary care provider, contact them to inquire about testing.
It is always best to check insurance coverage and cost or at the time you schedule an appointment. If you have private insurance, contact your insurance provider to learn about your COVID-19 testing coverage options.
Find No-Cost COVID-19 Testing
If you do not have insurance, there are low-and no-cost COVID-19 testing services available.
- Find no-cost testing options on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website
- Learn about Medicare coverage
Test to Treat: Get Treatment as Soon as Possible
If you think that you have or were exposed to COVID-19 and are concerned that you are at risk for complications, it’s important to understand your treatment options. Learn about how to get treatment started as soon as possible after a positive COVID-19 test result.