Apart from wearing a mask and practicing physical distancing, getting tested if you are concerned you may have COVID-19 is one of the most important things you can do to help slow the spread of COVID-19 in our community. If you are concerned that you may have COVID-19 because you have symptoms, we recommend that you get tested right away. If you are concerned that you have COVID-19 because you know you had an exposure to someone who was diagnosed with COVID-19, we recommend that you get tested on day 4 or 5 after your exposure. And remember, testing is the only way to know for sure if you have COVID-19.
Several testing options and locations are now available in Spokane County, including low- and no-cost options. See our list on the Locations & Options tab above to find the option that fits your needs. If you have a primary care provider, we recommend contacting them to inquire about testing.
Keep in Mind
Due to limited testing supplies and lab capacity nationwide, current protocol requires that only those meeting testing criteria be tested (see FAQ for more information). Each testing location follows their own protocols. Some locations offer walk-in screening for anyone while others ask that you first speak to a healthcare provider via phone or virtual visit.
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