Testing Information

Call your primary care provider and request a COVID-19 test or visit a free community testing site. 

Area sites listed below or find a site close to you using the DHS Interactive Map.


Testing Sites

Home Test Kits PhotoFree COVID-19 At-Home Test Kits

Every home/address in the U.S. is eligible to order 4 free at-home COVID-⁠19 tests. The tests are completely free. Orders will usually ship in 7-12 days. Order your tests now, and encourage families to order, so people have tests on hand when they need them.

Learn more by visiting: https://www.covidtests.gov/.






Who Should Be Tested?

Anyone experiencing symptoms should be tested. Symptoms of COVID-19 can include fever, cough, difficulty breathing, sore throat, runny nose, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, headache, chills, muscle aches, or loss of taste or smell. 

We encourage anyone who has been identified as a close contact to a person with COVID-19 to get tested. Visit our Quarantine and Isolation page for more information. 

Symptoms of COVID-19

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Sore throat
  • Headache
  • Chills
  • Muscle aches
  • Runny nose
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Loss of taste or smell

Understanding Antibody Test Results 

Antibody tests are NOT used to diagnose current COVID-19 infections

What does a positive antibody test mean?

A positive result means it is possible that you have recently or previously had COVID-19. There is also a chance that the positive result is wrong, known as a false positive. False-positive tests may occur because antibody tests may detect other coronaviruses, such as those that cause the common cold. They may also be a false positive if an area doesn't have many COVID-19 infections, as these types of tests work best in populations with higher rates of infection.

Does a positive antibody test mean that I am immune to COVID-19?

A positive antibody test does not necessarily mean you are immune from SARS-CoV-2 infection, as it is not known whether having antibodies will protect you from getting infected again. It also does not indicate whether you can infect other people with SARS-CoV-2.

I received a COVID-19 vaccination. Do I need an antibody test to know if I am immune to COVID-19?

Antibody tests are NOT recommended to determine your level of immunity or protection from COVID-19.