IFINDDOC.COM'S MISSION

We have created this site to help patients find FREE testing centers.   This site is an ongoing site that will have information changing daily as the hours and locations of the testing centers change.  We have tried to include all the free centers that are available.   Each day we will add more sites.    If you know of a free covid testing site that we have not listed please let us know so we may include it.  The site for now is information  only gathered from multiple news sources.  If you see inaccurate information please let us know.   As this is a free public service website any help to get accurate information is appreciated.  

CDC GUIDELINES FOR COVID 19

FROM THE CDCWEBSITE TO PREPARE YOU FOR COVID 19 TESTING

 https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/symptoms-testing/testing.html  


Testing for COVID-1

Call your doctor:  If you think you have been exposed to COVID-19 and develop a fever and symptoms, such as cough or difficulty breathing, call your healthcare provider for medical advice.

A guide to help you make decisions and seek appropriate medical care

There are laboratory tests that can identify the virus that causes COVID-19 in respiratory specimens. State and local public health departments have received tests from CDC while medical providers are getting tests developed by commercial manufacturers. All of these tests are Real-Time Reverse Transcriptase (RT)-PCR Diagnostic Panels, that can provide results in 4 to 6 hours.

Who should be tested

Not everyone needs to be tested for COVID-19. Here is some information that might help in making decisions about seeking care or testing.

  • Most people have mild illness and are able to recover at home.
  • There is no treatment specifically approved for this virus.
  • Testing results may be helpful to inform decision-making about who you come in contact with.

CDC has guidance for who should be tested, but decisions about testing are at the discretion of state and local health departments and/or individual clinicians.

  • Clinicians should work with their state and local health departments to coordinate testing through public health laboratories, or work with clinical or commercial laboratories.

How to get tested

If you have symptoms of COVID-19 and want to get tested, try calling your state or local health department or a medical provider. While supplies of these tests are increasing, it may still be difficult to find a place to get tested.

What to do after you are tested

  • If you test positive for COVID-19, see If You Are Sick or Caring for Someone.
  • If you test negative for COVID-19, you probably were not infected at the time your specimen was collected. However, that does not mean you will not get sick. It is possible that you were very early in your infection at the time of your specimen collection and that you could test positive later, or you could be exposed later and then develop illness. In other words, a negative test result does not rule out getting sick later.

CDC expects that widespread transmission of COVID-19 in the United States will occur. In the coming months, most of the U.S. population will be exposed to this virus. You should continue to practice all the protective measures recommended to keep yourself and others free from illness. See How to Protect Yourself.

If you are very sick get medical attention immediately

If you develop emergency warning signs for COVID-19 get medical attention immediately. Emergency warning signs include*:

  • Trouble breathing
  • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
  • New confusion or inability to arouse
  • Bluish lips or face

*This list is not all inclusive. Please consult your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning.

FREE COVID 19 TESTING CENTERS

We have tried to include free testing sites so that those without medical insurance can get diagnosed, quarantined, and treated early.  Patients with insurance should call their primary doctors first to be screened for testing.   Testing guidelines for these many drive thru centers includes  that are first responders and medical personnel,  patients  with fever over 99.6 ,  patients over  65 years of age, those with immunocompromised health having cough and shortness of breath.   Many sites also require a prescription from a physician before a test is conducted.   Each site has its owns hours and prerequisites, so read about each testing center on our site and contact the locations prior to going there. 

California currently has no free facility.  Instead patients are asked to contact their physicians and local health agencies  and hospitals  to determine if they need testing as testing kits are limited.   New York City hospitals are not testing any patients unless they are hospitalized as testing kits are in short supply.    We will add more free  testing sites as information becomes available.  

 

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