Call your health care provider if you are symptomatic to discuss whether you should be evaluated in person and considered for testing. While hospitals can request lab testing for some high-risk patients, emergency rooms should not be considered a primary source for inquiring about testing.
For help finding a local health care provider near you, call Oregon's 2-1-1 hotline or contact your county health clinic.
Testing by the state public health lab requires approval from the Oregon Health Authority and is conducting for patients with:
Fever or symptoms of lower respiratory infection, such as cough or shortness of breath
Travel in areas with high levels of COVID-19 transmission within 14 days of symptom onset
Prolonged close contact (within 6 feet) with a person confirmed with COVID-19 infection
Hospitalization with viral pneumonia not caused by the flu
Other factors decided on a case-by-case basis, including health care workers
Commercial labs are also conducting testing, which is done at the discretion of the provider, and many in-house health care facility labs are expected to approved for testing soon.