If you have COVID-19 symptoms, or if you have been in close contact with someone who may be positive for COVID-19, it is important to seek testing. You should get tested as soon as possibleif you experience symptoms OR3-5 days after suspected exposure — even if you don’t have symptoms.
Where can I get tested? Most health care facilities in Cowlitz County offer COVID-19 testing. People who are uninsured or do not have a health care provider can contact Family Health Center (888-528-7364) to request testing. Over the counter test kits are also available for online ordering and in some pharmacies.
Free Tests Available Online The state and federal government are making a limited number of at-home COVID-19 tests available to residents for free home delivery.
• Visit www.COVIDtests.gov to place up to 2 free orders for a total of 8 rapid antigen tests. Orders ship in 7-12 days. No ID, credit card, or health insurance information is required. Learn more here: https://bit.ly/3nEzVr.
In addition to the above COVID-19 testing options, these locations are also offering COVID-19 testing:
▶ Rite Aid 364 Triangle Shopping Center Longview, WA 98632 Cost: No Cost Drive-Thru: Yes Appointment Needed: Yes (Register Online) (En Español)
▶Longview Walgreens 2939 Ocean Beach Hwy Longview, WA 98632 Cost: No Cost Drive-Thru: Yes Appointment Needed: Yes (Learn More)
▶ Pacific Urgent Care 900 Ocean Beach Hwy Suite #110 Longview, WA 98632 (360-648-8860) (Learn More)
Please note, due to high demand COVID-19 testing supply is limited. Appointments may fill quickly and more will be added as supply increases.
If you have COVID-19 symptoms, call your health care provider in advance so the facility can take steps to prevent exposing others. Please do not go directly to a hospital for a COVID-19 test unless it is an emergency. Hospitals across the state are facing challenges with adequate capacity.
Want to report your positive at-home test result? You can call the state COVID-19 hotline, 1-800-525-0127, then press # (press 7 for Spanish) after receiving your result. The hotline is available Monday from 6am-10pm and Tuesday to Sunday (and observed holidays) 6am-6pm. Language assistance is available.
If you test positive using tests ordered through the Say Yes! COVID Test program, you can report your positive result online by visiting: https://bit.ly/3nd1Oax.
Text Message Notifications
The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) is text messaging every person in the state who tests positive for COVID-19. The text message includes a link to activate a verification code within the WA Notify exposure application.
Users can use the verification code to anonymously alert other WA Notify users who may have been exposed. Cowlitz County Health & Human Services staff also provide the verification code for WA Notify through the case investigation process. Anyone who receives the text message and isn’t using WA Notify can disregard it.
In addition to receiving the text message, people who test positive for COVID-19 will continue to get a notification from a health care provider or testing facility. Text messages will be sent seven days a week and approximately 24 hours after the test result is reported to the state. To learn more, visit the state DOH’s webpage.