Get Tested for COVID-19

When to get tested?

  • If you have symptoms, test immediately.
  • If you were exposed to COVID-19 and do not have symptoms, wait at least 5 full days after your exposure before testing.
  • If you are in certain high-risk settings, you may need to test as part of a screening testing program.
  • Consider testing before contact with someone at high risk for severe COVID-19, especially if you are in an area with a medium or high COVID-19 Community Level.

Visit Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for more information on when to seek testing.

Where can I get tested?

You can get a COVID-19 test at many places, such as:

  • Retail pharmacies
  • Health centers
  • Doctors’ offices
  • At home (testing kit)

Every home in the U.S. is eligible to order 3 sets of 4, free, at-home COVID-19 test. The tests are paid for by the U.S. government.

Order your tests now at www.covidtests.gov so you have them when you need them.

Who is at risk for severe illness?

While older adults are at greater risk of becoming severely ill from COVID-19, people of any age, with the following conditions, can progress to severe COVID-19 as well:

  • Cancer
  • Chronic kidney disease
  • Chronic liver disease
  • Chronic lung diseases
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Dementia or other neurological conditions
  • Diabetes (type 1 or type 2)
  • Certain disabilities*
  • Heart conditions
  • HIV infection
  • Immunocompromised state (weakened immune system)
  • Mental health conditions
  • Overweight and obesity
  • Physical inactivity
  • Pregnancy
  • Sickle cell disease or thalassemia
  • Smoking, current or former
  • Solid organ or blood stem cell transplant
  • Stroke or cerebrovascular disease, which affects blood flow to the brain
  • Substance use disorders
  • Tuberculosis

LAGEVRIO is not recommended for use during pregnancy. LAGEVRIO may cause harm to your unborn baby. It is not known if LAGEVRIO will harm your baby if you take LAGEVRIO during pregnancy.

*People with some types of disabilities may be more likely to get very sick from COVID-19 because of underlying medical conditions, living in congregate settings, or systemic health and social inequities.

GET TESTED AND TREATED EARLY FOR COVID-19

If you test positive and have other medical conditions, contact your healthcare provider as soon as possible since you may be at risk for more severe illness, and see if treatment may be right for you.

GET TESTED AND TREATED EARLY FOR COVID-19

If you test positive and have other medical conditions, contact your healthcare provider as soon as possible since you may be at risk for more severe illness, and see if treatment may be right for you.