Home COVID-19 test kits available free for qualified individuals

  • Fri Sep 18th, 2020 5:50pm
  • News

There are several COVID-19 testing options in Grays Harbor County, including free home test kits.

“With the addition of the Everlywell testing option this week, Grays Harbor now has four testing options,” read a statement from Nicklaus Falley, emergency operations center information officer. The Everlywell home test kits “are for people who are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 and those who are close contacts of people positive with COVID-19.”

To qualify for the home tests, one must be 18 years of age or older with a valid email address, phone, and internet access. After the sample is gathered, recipients will drop off their samples at a designated UPS drop-off location. Contact the COVID-19 center at 360-964-1850 for pre-screening and instructions. This test is in English only.

There are four other locations across the county for testing to qualifying individuals.

Health Mart Pharmacies

Health Mart Pharmacies in Elma and McCleary are providing COVID-19 tests at no charge for both those experiencing symptoms and those who are not. This testing is available for all ages. Visit DoINeedaCOVID19Test.com to register and schedule an appointment or call 800-451-7449. If you’re using Google Chrome, Spanish translation is available.

Community Hospital

Grays Harbor Community Hospital is offering drive-up COVID-19 tests to people of all ages who are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 or are a close contact of a positive case. Testing is available Monday-Friday from 10 a.m. to noon. Referrals can be made by calling the COVID-19 call center at 360-964-1850. Drive-up testing is offered at no charge. Testing performed within care at the hospital may be subject to charge.

Summit Pacific

Summit Pacific Medical Center is testing people experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 at their Urgent Care clinic in Elma. Urgent Care is open daily from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. These tests involve a doctor’s visit and will be billed accordingly.

County Call Center

Grays Harbor County Public Health’s bi-lingual COVID-19 call center, 360-964-1850, is now open weekends: Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday, Sunday, and holidays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Grays Harbor COVID-19 updates, including current case counts, are available at healthygh.org.