Get tested for COVID-19 if you...
- Have symptoms of COVID-19.
- Had close contact with someone who has COVID-19, at least 5 days after exposure.
- Would like to stop wearing a mask sooner than 10 days after testing positive for COVID-19.
- Are about to travel or recently returned home from traveling.
- Are about to attend or recently attended a gathering where exposure to COVID-19 was possible.
- Have been asked to test by your employer, school, or healthcare provider.
You can always call your healthcare provider to find out if you should be tested. If you do not have a health care provider and need help finding one, visit the Mecklenburg County Public Health (MCPH) for information. You may also call the MCPH hotline at 980-314-9400. More guidance on testing is available from the NC Department of Health and Human Services (NC DHHS).
Skip testing for COVID-19 if you...
- Had COVID-19 in the past 90 days and recovered, unless you develop new symptoms.
Find On-Site Testing and At-Home Test Kits
Unless you need immediate medical attention, avoid going to an emergency department to get tested for COVID-19. Emergency departments are busy with people experiencing medical emergencies who need immediate medical attention:
- Find locations to get tested on site or pick up FREE test kits near you. If you have proof of insurance, on-site testing and test kits may be FREE. Always call or visit the provider's Website to make sure the address, hours, and services listed are correct:
- Use the NC DHHS Find COVID-19 Tests tool.
- Use the MCPH map tool below.
- Order FREE at-home test kits through the mail:
- Visit COVID.gov/Tests or call 1-800-232-0233 to order 4 FREE at-home test kits from the federal government to be delivered by mail.
- Visit the NC DHHS Website to order 5 FREE at-home test kits from the state government to be delivered by mail.
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