Drive-Thru Testing Available by Appointment

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Drive-thru testing is available at 3900 Broadway in Everett. Online registration is now available for the following testing dates:

  • Monday, August 17, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Tuesday, August 18, from noon to 7 p.m. 
  • Wednesday, August 19, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 
  • Thursday, August 20, from noon to 7 p.m.
  • Friday, August 21, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

This test will not use the rapid test machines, but rather the regular nasal swabs that are sent to a lab. Results are expected to be communicated back to individuals within 3-4 business days.

These community-based testing sites are being operated by the Snohomish Health District, with volunteer support from the Medical Reserve Corps.

For questions, please email covidtesting@snohd.org

Eligibility Criteria

Testing is by appointment only. Those eligible to register are:

  • Sick and have developed any of the following symptoms within the last 14 days:
    • Fever,
    • Chills,
    • Cough,
    • Difficulty breathing,
    • Fatigue,
    • Muscle pain or body aches,
    • Headache,
    • Sore throat,
    • Runny nose or nasal congestion, or
    • New loss of taste or smell.
  • Asymptomatic individuals who:
    • Are a close contact of a confirmed case, or
    • Live in a congregate setting, like a shelter, group home or assisted living facility, or
    • Work in a location that has had a case,
    • Part of a family or social network that has had a case, or
    • Work in healthcare, EMS, law enforcement or other fields where work settings have a higher risk of catching or spreading COVID-19.

This testing option is not meant to replace or eliminate other testing avenues offered by many local healthcare providers. The goal is to supplement those options in order to ease some of the pressure on the existing system.

People still should contact their medical provider for guidance and assessment if they have any of these symptoms, or other health concerns. For medical emergencies, they should call 911 and notify the dispatch personnel that you may have COVID-19.

Registration and appointment process

A website has been set up at https://redcap.link/Snohomish-COVID19-Testing where people will be asked a series of screening questions and, if they meet testing criteria, will be given an appointment time and a testing identifier number. If there are multiple people who will be coming in the same vehicle to be tested, each of them needs to answer the questions and get an individual number. Instructions on how to register are available here.

People who are being tested should arrive on-time and no more than 15 minutes before their appointment, and they will remain in their cars the entire time. Individuals must have an appointment, a testing identifier number and photo ID ready when arriving at the testing site. Test results will be communicated by the Snohomish Health District within 3-4 business days. 

Testing Site Map

Map of COVID-19 Testing Area

Frequently asked questions

How do I make an appointment?

A website has been set up at https://redcap.link/Snohomish-COVID19-Testing where people will be asked a series of screening questions and, if they meet testing criteria, will be given an appointment time and a testing identifier number. If there are multiple people who will be coming in the same vehicle to be tested, each of them needs to answer the questions and get an individual number. 

People who are being tested should arrive no more than 15 minutes before their appointment, and they will remain in their cars the entire time. Individuals must have an appointment, a testing identifier number and photo ID ready when arriving at the testing site.

The system said I’m eligible, but why aren’t there appointment times available? 

If appointment times are not listed, it means that we are fully booked. Continue to monitor the Snohomish Health District’s webpage and social media for updates.

Is there a cost for being tested at the drive-thru sites?

Insurance information is collected and the lab will bill insurance. There are no co-pays for COVID-19 testing. If someone does not have insurance, the test still will be provided at no charge.

When and how will I receive results?

You are expected to receive a phone call or text message from the Snohomish Health District with your test results in 3-4 business days.

I was told my test was positive/negative, but how do I get documentation for my employer?

For those tested after April 13, your test results will be made available by the Snohomish Health District. You will receive instructions from staff on how to get those sent to you, or you can email covidtesting@snohd.org for assistance.

Is this the only testing option?

No. Drive-thru testing expanded on other testing options, but did not replace existing testing offered by many local healthcare providers. We still encourage you to contact your medical provider by phone or online if you have symptoms. They may refer you for testing, but remember, not everyone needs to be tested and most people can recover at home.

Are people tested for other illnesses, too?

No. This is specifically for COVID-19 testing.

Why isn’t everyone being tested?

We have limited resources for testing (testing kits, staff, personal protective equipment for medical providers). We have to prioritize.

This testing option is not meant to replace or eliminate other testing avenues offered by many local healthcare providers. The goal is to supplement those options in order to ease some of the pressure on the existing system.

People still should contact their medical provider for guidance and assessment if they have any of these symptoms, or other health concerns. For medical emergencies, they should call 911 and notify the dispatch personnel that you may have COVID-19.

There is no vaccine or cure at this time. Read more about what to do if you have COVID-19.