Multiple variants of the COVID-19 virus that appear to spread more easily and could cause more cases have been identified worldwide.
Many people with COVID-19 have mild symptoms and can recover at home. If you tested positive for or think that you were exposed to COVID-19, contact your PH health care team for guidance.
Government and private insurance companies are required to cover the costs of COVID-19 tests under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. While the law provides funds to cover costs accrued by uninsured patients, patients without health care insurance and those tested without orders from a health care provider might have out-of-pocket expenses.
Testing is appropriate if you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 or if you know you were in contact with someone infected by the virus. Because some people don’t have symptoms, testing helps you know whether to isolate yourself and prevent infecting others.
There are multiple types of COVID-19 tests. The most common type analyzes samples from your respiratory tract for the presence of the COVID virus in your system. You might be asked to spit, or someone will swab the inside of your nose.