Location: Skagit County Fairgrounds, South Gate Entrance, 501 Taylor Street, Mount Vernon, 98273
- Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays: 10:00 A.M. TO 4:00 P.M.
- Tuesdays and Thrusdays: 12:00 P.M. – 7:00 P.M.
If someone is uninsured, you will not need to pay- guaranteed by the Skagit Public Health Department. Public Health cannot guarantee what the cost would be for insured people. If you have health insurance, you should contact your provider to learn about what is and isn’t covered by your policy.
Testing & Results
If you do not have insurance, you can still get tested. Nobody will be turned away for not having insurance, ID, or Social Security Number. If you are insured, bring your insurance card with you. If you do not have your insurance card available, you will need to know your insurance company, ID and group number (if applicable), and the name and birthday of the primary insured if it is not you.
Skagit County Public Health will test anyone who lives in or work in Skagit County, is five years of age or older and feels they should be tested, and is encouraging anyone who fits into the following guidelines to get tested:
- Those who are essential workers
- Anyone with any COVID-19 symptoms
- Anyone whose physician recommended they be tested
- Anyone who lives or works in a congregate setting
- Pregnant women
- Anyone who is a close contact or has a known exposure to COVID-19
If you have had a known or probable exposure to COVID-19, you must wait 8 days before being tested. COVID-19 has a relatively long incubation period, so getting tested before 8 days has passed could result in a false negative. If you have questions about this, or any other questions related to COVID-19, please call Public Health at 360-416-1500.
If you have serious symptoms, such as fever higher than 100 degrees, cough and shortness of breath, consult your medical provider or seek care through one of the respiratory clinics in Skagit County.
Results are posted 72 hours after testing. Skagit Public Health do not test or receive results on Saturdays and Sundays. Numbers reported may differ from reported case numbers on the Skagit County Coronavirus site, which reflect only those who live within Skagit County.
Beginning on Monday, August 31st, use of Skagit County’s test site will be limited to those who live in or work in Skagit County. Anyone who lives or works in Skagit is eligible, regardless of immigration status. Public Health will be adding a screening site to determine if folks live or work in Skagit County, but they will not ask about immigration status. More information will be available at www.skagitcounty.net/coronavirus.
Those who do not live in or work in Skagit County should seek testing in their own communities or through their medical provider or through other publicly operated testing sites in Washington State. Contact the Health Department or District where you live to find out the best place for you to get tested.