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  • Testing Information

    Test to protect.

    COVID-19 testing helps protect you, your family, your friends, and your community.

    Testing plays an important role in slowing and stopping the spread of COVID-19.

    You should get tested if you have symptoms or have been exposed to someone with COVID-19.

    Learn about insurance coverage for COVID-19 tests in this guide from Washington State Department of Health (DOH).

    Find free testing sources and locations listed below.

    You can also find testing resources on covid.gov/tests. Or call (800) 232-0233.  

    If you test positive on an at-home test, follow CDC guidance for what to do if you are sick with a respiratory illness

    If you get sick, you might not need to go to the hospital. But you need to know your symptoms and pay attention to your body.

    Make an appointment with your healthcare provider, visit a free testing site, or pick-up a test kit for home at a convenient location available on this page.

    Guidance for self-testing.

    To ensure accuracy, it’s important to closely follow all test kit instructions.  Read information on using an at-home antigen test. Some kits require 2 tests over a few days.
     
    Test expired? Check for test kit expiration date extensions. Questions about test kits? Please reach out to epitesting@tpchd.org

    Find more information on self-testing on the state’s self-testing page

    If you test positive for COVID-19, make sure to follow current guidance to keep you and the people around you from getting severely ill.

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    Test to Treat program

    The Test to Treat program connects high-risk COVID-19 patients with a life-saving drug called Paxlovid. Visit DOH to learn about the program. 

    Testing sites in Pierce County

    The sites listed below are free, open to the public, and test even if you don’t have symptoms. There are many other testing locations in Pierce County that may charge a fee or be open only to existing patients. Check with any test site prior to visiting for eligibility, insurance, or fee requirements. 

    Location Address Information Registration Drive-Thru? Rapid Test?
    Rankos Pharmacy 101 N. Tacoma Ave.
    Tacoma, WA 98403
    Offers COVID-19 and flu antigen testing. Open Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Additional hours on special request.    Call (253) 383-2411 to schedule. Curbside testing is availble. Yes
    University Place Medical Center 4114 Bridgeport Way W.
    University Place, WA 98466
    Offers COVID-19 testing. Call to schedule. Test kits no longer available. (253) 487-7183 No Yes
    Bethel School District’s Learning Center 21818 38th Ave. E. Spanaway, WA 98387 PCR/Rapid Testing Kiosk. Easy-to-use, 24/7 access to testing. Results in 72 hours.  Register online.  No No
    Spanaway United Methodist Church 135 163rd St. S.
    Spanaway, WA 98387
    PCR/Rapid Testing Kiosk. Easy-to-use, 24/7 access to testing. Results in 72 hours.  Register online.   No No
    Lincoln Pharmacy  821 S 38th Street, Tacoma, WA 98418 Walk-in Antigen testing. No appointment necessary.  No.  Yes. 
    Kirk’s Pharmacy 

    104 Mashell Ave. N., Eatonville, WA 98328 and 618 S Meridian St., Puyallup, WA 98371

    COVID-19 Antigen testing.  No appointment necessary.  No.  Yes. 



    While you wait for test results.

    Please follow the quarantine directions from your healthcare provider.

    View our What can I do and not do in quarantine infographicAlso available in SpanishKoreanVietnameseTagalogRussian and Simplified Chinese.

    Symptoms

    During your quarantine, check twice daily for fever above 100.4 degrees and watch for these symptoms:

    • Fever.
    • Chills.
    • Cough.
    • Shortness of breath. (call 911)
    • Difficulty breathing. (call 911)
    • Muscle or body aches
    • Headache.
    • Loss of taste or smell.
    • Sore throat.
    • Fatigue.
    • Congestion or runny nose.
    • Nausea or vomiting.
    • Diarrhea.

    If you experience any of these symptoms, call your healthcare provider.

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    Don’t let a sniffle become a ripple.
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    First responders
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    Healthcare workers
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