Since the virus outbreak a few months ago, where can I get tested for coronavirus has been the most common question, and this article is an answer to that. Even those who don’t feel any symptoms are interested in knowing this, as if need be it’s important to know where you can get tested beforehand.
The first thing you need to do is make sure whether or not you need to get tested. If you feel symptoms or think you might have contracted the virus during your visit to a hospital or a public place, then it’s appropriate for you to take a test. You can ask your doctor or consult the local hospital as well. They, when know your symptoms, will tell you whether a test is required. They will also tell where you can go to get tested.
There are different ways to get tested. You can use the drive-thru testing facility at specific CVS pharmacy locations. There are more than 2,000 sites in 33 states providing free testing facility to all with or without insurance. You will only be tested if you meet the criteria set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. You can register in advance online and schedule an appointment for a test. Furthermore, you won’t even have to get out of the car to get tested.
There is also Long-term care (LTC) facilities testing that provides the testing facility to nursing homes and related living facilities.
The integrative testing map can also be used to locate the testing sites around you. When you find a site, contact them before arrival. A referral, appointment, or pre-screening might be required before the test.
When you get the results, the provider will talk to you about the next steps. Most people just feel mild symptoms and can recover at home, but if symptoms persist or worsen, contact your doctor. If the test is negative, you should still follow the protective steps.