Testing helps prevent and contain the spread of COVID-19. If you have symptoms or were exposed to someone with suspected or confirmed COVID-19, you should be tested, regardless of your vaccination status.
How Can I Get A COVID-19 Test?
COVID-19 Test and Treatment Locations
There are now “Test to Treat” locations where you can get both COVID-19 testing and treatment.
If you test positive at a different location or with an at-home test, you can also go to these Test-to-Treat locations to receive a prescription from a qualified health care provider and treatment on the spot if eligible.
Learn about community-based testing sites including test-to-treat locations.
Making COVID-19 Tests Safe and Available
HHS continues to safely accelerate the authorizations and availability of COVID-19 tests.
- In February 2020, the HHS Secretary declared that circumstances justified the authorization of emergency use for tests to detect and diagnose COVID-19.
- Medical countermeasures such as tests, devices, and drugs, may be used to understand and meet public health needs during emergencies.
- Emergency Use Authorizations (EUAs) allow public health experts to strengthen the nation’s response to public health threats by making medical countermeasures regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) available during emergencies.
- View the full list of tests that have received an FDA Emergency Use Authorization.
Learn more about the testing approval and validation process: