Testing

A rapid test shows a negative result

Should I get tested?

  • Regardless of your vaccination status, if you’ve been around someone who has COVID-19, you should get tested at least 5 days after your exposure, if possible.
  • Regardless of your vaccination status, if you have symptoms, you should get tested.

Testing Options & More Information

As of April 14, 2023, we have closed our COVID testing clinic on South Park Street. Find other testing options below:


At-Home Testing

  • At-home testing
    • You can pick up at-home tests from area libraries (call ahead to check supply) or at our South Park Street or East Washington locations during business hours. 
    • You can order free at-home COVID tests on COVIDTests.gov. Every U.S. household is eligible to receive four free rapid tests to be delivered directly to your home via the U.S. Postal Service.
    • You can also get at-home tests in stores, pharmacies, and online.
    • If you test positive, please follow these instructions
  • Check the expiration dates for your at-home tests
    • Many have had their expiration dates extended if the manufacturer provided data showing that the shelf-life is longer than was known when the test was first authorized. You can search the list for the test you have and see if the expiration date has been extended.
    • The FDA has a searchable list of authorized at-home test kits.

Clinic-Based Testing 

  • Since the end of the COVID Emergency Declaration, many sites are no longer in service or may charge for testing.
  • Call ahead or visit the website of your local pharmacy to see if they offer services.
  • You healthcare provider may also offer testing.

What should I do if I test positive? 

  • Check out our page What to Do if You are Sick or Possibly Exposed for next steps. 
  • As of September 1, 2023, we are discontinuing our online questionnaire for those that test positive for COVID-19 (via at-home or provider-based tests). If you test positive, please follow these instructions. You can also provide anyone you may have had close contact with this link for information on what to do if exposed. Please feel free to call us at (608) 266-4821 or email us if you have questions about our isolation or exposure guidance.

Testing and Travel

Check your destination’s COVID-19 requirements and restrictions frequently, as many countries change their requirements often with no advance notice.

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