Find COVID-19 Tests

It has never been easier or faster to get tested. If you have symptoms of COVID-19 or think you may have COVID-19, you should get tested.

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4 Ways to Get Tested

1. Go to a No-Cost Community Event

There are no-cost community testing events across the state.

Find a No-Cost Event

2. Go to a Fixed Test Site

Local health departments, pharmacies, urgent care and other sites offer tests. There may be a fee.

Find a COVID-19 Testing Site

3. Through Your Health Care Provider

Your regular health care provider may also have testing available.

Contact your provider for details.

4. Order Home Rapid Test or Collection Kit

Options 1-3 don't work for you or prefer to use at-home tests?

Get At-Home Tests or Kit

Test to Treat

Faster, Easier Access to Life-Saving COVID-19 Treatments

Get tested and treated in one visit at a one-stop Test to Treat site.

  1. Get tested.
  2. Get a prescription (if you test positive and treatment is right for you).
  3. Get your prescription filled, all at one location.

About Testing

Testing helps locate COVID-19 spread in North Carolina's communities. Knowing where transmission rates are high helps us take action to protect one another.

Who should get tested?

You should get tested for COVID-19 if the following are true:

  • you have symptoms of COVID-19.
  • you have come into close contact with someone with COVID-19. Get tested at least five days after you last had close contact with someone with COVID-19. The date of the last close contact is day 0.
  • you are not up-to-date with your COVID-19 vaccines and have been prioritized for expanded community screening for COVID-19.
  • you were asked or referred to get testing by your:
    • school,
    • workplace,
    • health care provider, or
    • state, tribal, local or territorial health department.
  • you are traveling (get tested before and after travel).

More Information from the CDC on Testing for Current Infection

What if I test positive?

If you test positive, stay away from others and follow the CDC's isolation guidelines. Seek medical care immediately if you have trouble breathing or experience other warning signs.

COVID-19 treatments are available and can lower your risk of hospitalization or death:

  • Find a test-to-treat location to get treatment started ASAP
  • Talk to your doctor about treatment
  • Or call 1-800-232-0233 (TTY 888-720-7489). The call center can help if you do not have a health care provider.

What if I test negative?

If you test negative and do not have symptoms, make sure you are up to date with your COVID-19 vaccinations. Preventing severe illness through vaccination is your best treatment. Get a vaccine or find out if you need a booster.

More Frequently Asked Questions