If you have symptoms of COVID-19 and mild illness, you can stay home and treat your symptoms. Not everyone needs to be tested.
If you are sick or concerned about your health, call your health care provider. Do not go to the doctor's office unless instructed to do so. Do not call the health department and do not go to the hospital, except in a life-threatening situation.
Providers determine whether testing should be done based on the state's criteria, which evaluates a combination of symptoms and risk factors.
Your health care provider will arrange for testing if they determine that a test is needed. The state will ensure that anyone who meets the medical requirements for testing for COVID-19 can do so at no cost.
Results are generally available within one to three days from the state lab and are reported to the hospital or clinical lab where the test was collected. If you are tested, wait for your provider to inform you about your results.