COVID-19 testing locations and guidance
Get tested in King County
If you feel sick and have symptoms of COVID-19, get tested right away, even if you're vaccinated. Early testing is important to help prevent COVID-19 from spreading to friends, family, and the community.Find a free testing site near you
- If you have signs or symptoms of COVID-19 get tested as early as possible regardless of vaccination status. Do not go to a hospital emergency room or urgent care center to be tested.
- If you are exposed to someone who has COVID-19 (within 6 feet of the person for 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period) seek testing 5 days after exposure regardless of vaccination status. If symptoms develop get tested immediately and consider retesting if you have already been tested. See the Isolation & Quarantine page for detailed guidance.
- If you are referred to get tested by your school, workplace, healthcare provider, state, or local health department.
- After travel: All travelers regardless of vaccination status should get tested if their travel involved situations with greater risk of exposure such as being in crowded places while not wearing a well-fitting mask.
- Start with your healthcare provider. A healthcare provider should provide a test if you have symptoms or a known exposure or refer you to get tested at another facility. There should be no cost to you for testing, whether you have insurance or not. Verify costs with your provider before you go.
- Free testing sites in King County are open to anyone regardless of immigration or insurance status. Priority testing is given to those with symptoms or immediate risk for COVID-19. Provide your insurance card at the time of your visit, if you have insurance. (You will not be charged for the test and you do not need insurance to get tested.) Test results may take up to 72 hours and are not guaranteed.
- Rapid (antigen) at-home test kits can be purchased at a pharmacy, retailer, or online.
- You can request free rapid test kits:
While vaccination continues to provide the best protection against COVID-19, an oral anti-viral treatment can help people who are at high risk from getting really sick.
Test to Treat is a new federal program that can help people quickly access free COVID-19 treatment that can help prevent severe illness and hospitalization when taken within five days after symptom onset.
A health care provider will tell you if you are eligible to receive treatment based on your risk level for progressing to severe COVID-19, current medications you are taking, access to other approved treatments and age (patients must be 12 years of age and older weighing at least 88 pounds/40 kg).
There is no cost for COVID-19 oral anti-viral treatment whether you go to your own health care provider or to one of the Test to Treat clinics, regardless of insurance or immigration status.
To receive treatment and to find out if you meet eligibility criteria:
- Speak to your healthcare provider first if you have one. Your provider can give you a prescription that can be filled anywhere antivirals are being distributed.
- If you do not have a health provider and need help finding a place to get medication, you can locate a Test to Treat clinic near you. Enter your zip code into the Test to Treat locator or call 1-800-232-0233 (TTY 888-720-7489) to get help in English, Spanish and more than 150 other languages.
- You can also bring your test result from an at-home (antigen) test or a testing site to a participating Test to Treat location where an on-site health care provider can prescribe treatment.
Test to Treat slide deck (PDF) available in the following languages:
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COVID-19 testing sites by location in King County
Free COVID-19 testing is available throughout King County regardless of immigration or insurance status. King County-operated sites are intended to serve communities disproportionately affected by COVID 19 or who cannot access a COVID-19 test through their regular healthcare provider.
Need help making an appointment? Call the King County COVID-19 Call Center at 206-477-3977 (open 7 days a week, 8 a.m.-7 p.m.) If you need an interpreter, please tell us in English what language you need.
Note: Call center staff are unable to assist with travel-related guidance. See Testing for travel for guidance.
What to bring to your testing appointment:
- Insurance card. If you have insurance, Medicare or Medicaid you must provide this information and the lab will bill them. You will not be charged for the test. (You do not need insurance to get tested.)
- A well-fitted mask. As a healthcare facility, masks are required regardless of vaccination status at all indoor AND outdoor testing locations.
- Testing is available regardless of your citizenship/immigration status. Photo ID is not required.
Select a city below to find a King County-operated testing site near you.
The Auburn testing site is now operated by UW Medicine. Schedule an appointment by visiting: www.uwmedicine.org/coronavirus/testing
The Federal Way testing site is now operated by Altius. Schedule an appointment by visiting: covid19.altius.org/testing-information
The Renton testing site is now operated by Atlas Genomics. Schedule an appointment by visiting: www.solvhealth.com/book-online/gKmbKA
Additional testing options in King County:
Note: These sites are not operated by King County and there may be a cost for their testing services. Please check their website for more information.
Increasing Community Access to Testing (ICATT) program
Low or no-cost COVID-19 tests are available to everyone, including the uninsured, at participating pharmacies. Find a location near you.
- UW Medicine (Seattle and King County)
- Curative walk-up sites (Locations throughout Seattle)
- The Polyclinic (Multiple Seattle locations)
Other regions within King County
- Creekside Two - Washington Department of Health testing site (Kent)
- Curative walk-up sites (Federal Way, Auburn and Kent)
- Family Health Mart (Duvall)
- SeaMar Community Health Centers
- Snoqualmie Valley Hospital (Snoqualmie)
- UW Medicine (West Seattle, Shoreline, SeaTac, Kent, Des Moines, Bellevue)
- Vashon BePrepared (Vashon Island)
Testing site locations and ADA accessibility information (PDFs)
In accordance with Federal civil rights law, Public Health – Seattle & King County does not discriminate in any program or activity on the basis of an individual’s protected class, including but not limited to race, color, national origin, religion, gender identity (including gender expression), sexual orientation, disability, age, and marital status. If you have a complaint and wish to file a grievance, or have a question about possible discrimination, please contact the King County Civil Rights Program at civil-rights.OCR@kingcounty.gov; 206-263-2446; TTY Relay 7-1-1; or 401 5th Ave, Suite 800, Seattle, WA 98104.
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