Testing performs a significant function in combating COVID-19 — in your well being and the well being of our communities. Getting vaccinated and staying updated with booster photographs is one of the best ways to remain protected. COVID‑19 dwelling antigen assessments are one other necessary software for slowing the unfold of the virus. These assessments are a straightforward, no‑value approach to get fast outcomes — normally inside half-hour.
When to make use of a COVID‑19 self‑check
Use a COVID‑19 self‑check you probably have signs; assume you’ve been uncovered to COVID‑19; or plan to assemble indoors with those that could also be in danger, together with unvaccinated youngsters, seniors, and people who are immunocompromised.
Easy methods to get a COVID‑19 self‑check
There are various methods to get a COVID‑19 self‑check at no value.
- Federal authorities — Each dwelling within the U.S. is eligible to order as much as 8 free self‑assessments with out delivery charges at covidtests.gov.
- Kaiser Permanente web site or cell app — Full an e‑go to on kp.org/wa or the Kaiser Permanente Washington cell app to order a self‑check for pickup or supply to your private home.
- Kaiser Permanente pharmacies — When you’re already planning to go to a Kaiser Permanente location, you may choose up a self‑check whilst you’re there, as provide permits.
- Retail pharmacies — Choose up self‑assessments from collaborating retail pharmacies, together with Walmart and Bartell Medicine. Simply deliver the COVID‑19 check to the pharmacy counter and present your picture ID and Kaiser Permanente ID card. Availability of assessments might range. Go to kp.org to see an inventory of collaborating retailers close to you.
When you pay for a check approved by the Meals and Drug Administration (FDA), you may submit a declare for reimbursement. Reimbursement can be restricted to $12 per check, together with delivery and gross sales tax.
Examine your COVID‑19 self‑check expiration date
The FDA has prolonged the shelf lifetime of the iHealth model of COVID‑19 self‑assessments. Go to the iHealth web site and enter the check’s lot quantity to see the brand new expiration date.
What to do if you happen to obtain a constructive outcome
When you obtain a constructive outcome from a COVID‑19 self‑check, full an e‑go to immediately to report it. It will likely be added to your medical file, and also you’ll obtain steering on remedy, isolation, and quarantine. If in case you have questions or considerations about your constructive outcome or signs, go to kp.org/getcare or use the Kaiser Permanente Washington cell app to entry care.
What ought to I do if I check unfavorable for COVID-19 however proceed to have signs?
Proceed to deal with any signs at dwelling and self-isolate till you’re fever-free for twenty-four hours. In case your situation worsens, name our 24/7 consulting nurse helpline at 1-800-297-6877.
Go to our COVID-19 testing web page for extra testing choices, FAQs, and updates.
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