The Washington State Department of Health recommends testing anyone with symptoms consistent with COVID-19.
Review the DOH's
frequently asked questions about testing
to learn more about who should be tested, what to do if you test positive, the types of tests (PCR and antibody), and more.
Costs for COVID-19 testing
If you have insurance and are symptomatic, there should be no cost to you as a patient for the COVID-19 lab test. Patients who do not
have insurance should ask their physician or provider about using the HRSA portal to bill for the test:
COVID-19 Claims Reimbursement.
The Washington State Office of the Insurance Commissioner is working
with insurance carriers across all the populations they purchase for,
including Medicaid (Apple Health), public employees, and school
employees, to waive the costs association with COVID-19 testing.
Learn more on OIC's website.
If you don't have health insurance, visit the Washington Health Benefit Exchange to
find out if you qualify for free health coverage through Apple Health, Washington's Medicaid program, or if you qualify to purchase
individual health insurance under specific circumstances. Find answers to
frequently asked questions about getting coverage during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Washington State Department of Health offers more information about
costs for COVID-19 testing in Washington state.
Where to get tested
To make it easier to find a test near you, the Department of Health has created
a new webpage to help people find COVID-19 testing locations throughout the state.