How to find a testing site
Contact your health care provider to find a testing site near you. Most insurance providers cover the costs of COVID-19 testing and associated care.
Please do not visit an emergency department for testing, unless you require emergency care for your symptoms.
Emergency departments in Oregon are under significant strain.
How much will a COVID-19 test cost?
If you have Oregon Health Plan (OHP) coverage, testing will be free.
Most health insurance companies will waive co-payments, co-insurance, and deductibles for COVID-19 testing. If you have questions about your health insurance coverage, contact your health insurance provider.
Visit the Division of Financial Regulation's insurance coverage for COVID-19 testing page for more information.
You may qualify for the Oregon Health Plan, which is free. Learn more at ONE.Oregon.gov.
If you don't qualify for OHP, you may qualify for extra savings through the Oregon Health Insurance Marketplace. Find out what coverage and savings you may qualify for at OregonHealthCare.gov/WindowShop.
Free help is available near you. Visit OregonHealthCare.gov/GetHelp for local assistance.
Who should get tested?
If you have symptoms of COVID-19 you should get tested regardless of your vaccination status. You should stay home and away from others while you wait for the results of your COVID-19 test.
If you have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 should also seek testing regardless of vaccination status. Fully vaccinated people should be tested 5–7 days after their last exposure. People who are not fully vaccinated should get tested when they find out they are a close contact. If their test result is negative, they should get tested again 5–7 days after their last exposure or immediately if symptoms develop.
Close contact means being within six feet of someone for 15 minutes or more over the course of a day, with or without a mask or face covering.
Call before you go
If you have flu-like symptoms or have reason to think you might have COVID-19, let your health care provider know before you visit. This will help avoid exposing anyone else at the provider's facility. Additionally, you should ask your health care provider if the testing site accepts your insurance or has free testing options available.
Understanding Your test Results
Learn what the different results mean and what you should do next.
Antibody testing: what we know right now
Antibody testing can be positive following infection with COVID-19 or following vaccination. Antibody tests may also produce false-positive results. Antibody testing cannot diagnose COVID-19 infection.
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