COVID-19 Testing Information

Test to protect.

COVID-19 testing helps protect you, your family, your friends, and your community. It’s also more available than ever before.

Testing plays an important role in slowing and stopping the spread of COVID-19.

You should get tested if you have symptoms or have been exposed to someone with COVID-19.

Most health insurance plans cover testing services for COVID-19. The state insurance commissioner ordered all health plans his office regulates to waive copays, coinsurance and deductibles for people requiring testing for COVID-19.

Find free testing sources and locations listed below.

If you test positive on an at-home test, you can report your positive test online. If you need assistance with food or other needs, call the state COVID-19 hotline at (800) 525-0127.

If you get sick, you might not need to go to the hospital. But you need to know your symptoms and pay attention to your body.

Make an appointment with your healthcare provider, visit a free testing site, or pick-up a test kit for home at a convenient location available on this page.

Free COVID-19 home tests

You can take a COVID-19 test in the privacy of your own home at the date and time that work for you. Tests include easy-to-follow instructions. Some provide results while you wait and some provide mailing instructions. 

Test kit “use by” dates extended.

Expiration dates on many test kits were extended. This includes the iHealth kits we and our partners passed out.

Guidance for self-testing.

To ensure accuracy, it’s important to closely follow all test kit instructions. Some kits require 2 tests over a few days. Report your self-test results (both negative and positive) online using the Say Yes! COVID Test Digital Assistant. You can use this tool to report any self-test, even if you did not order your test from the Say Yes! COVID Test program. Reporting self-tests helps us better understand the spread of COVID-19 in Washington.

Find more information on self-testing on the state’s self-testing page

If you test positive for COVID-19, make sure and follow current guidance to keep you and the people around you from getting severely ill.

Test to Treat program

The Test to Treat program connects high-risk COVID-19 patients with a life-saving drug called Paxlovid. Visit DOH to learn about the program.

Visit any of the Testing sites in our area

There are many other testing locations in in our community. They may charge a fee or be open only to existing patients. Check with any test site prior to visiting for eligibility, insurance, or fee requirements. 

While you wait for test results.

Please follow the quarantine directions from your healthcare provider.


During your quarantine, check twice daily for fever above 100.4 degrees and watch for these symptoms:

  • Fever.
  • Chills.
  • Cough.
  • Shortness of breath. (call 911)
  • Difficulty breathing. (call 911)
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache.
  • Loss of taste or smell.
  • Sore throat.
  • Fatigue.
  • Congestion or runny nose.
  • Nausea or vomiting.
  • Diarrhea.

If you experience any of these symptoms, call your healthcare provider.

Contact the health Department

Call Island County Public Health

  • Main line: (360) 678-7888, Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
  • After Hours Communicable Disease Report Line: (360) 914-0837 or Washington State Department of Health: (206) 418-5500
  • (360) 678-2301  COVID-19 line, Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m.