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Effective May 1, 2024, masks are recommended at all ICHS clinics and sites. ICHS is a health care facility. Please keep yourself and others safe.

Testing Positive for COVID-19

Testing Positive for COVID-19

Reporting positive results from at-home test kits, PCR and at-home testing, identifying fake test kits, treatments, and COVID-19 support

covid test kits

ICHS is distributing free, rapid at-home COVID-19 test kits to ICHS patients who have a scheduled appointment with a provider at ICHS clinic sites. Supplies are limited.

Easily report positive results after taking a COVID-19 at-home test

If you test positive from an over-the-counter COVID-19 test kit, please report it immediately to the Washington state COVID-19 hotline.

Then press #. Language assistance is available.

Hotline hours:
Monday, 6 a.m.-10 p.m.
Tuesday-Sunday (and observed holidays), 6 a.m.-6 p.m.

Click here for more information about testing, and here if you test positive.

PCR testing

Click here for free COVID-19 testing locations in King County.

At-home testing

As of March 8, 2024, the Free COVID Test program has ended. Uninsured individuals can still access low- or no-cost COVID-⁠19 tests provided by the federal government. Find an Increasing Community Access to Testing (ICATT) location near you.

Tests provided through Washington state supported testing programs such as the COVID-19 testing kiosks are free.

Medicaid insurance covers at-home COVID tests through September 2024. Other insurance providers are no longer required by federal law to cover COVID-19 testing, but check with your health plan as coverage may vary.

You can also purchase an at-home test at local or online retailers and pharmacies. No insurance or prescription is required.

According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), fake and unauthorized at-home testing kits are popping up online. Make sure the test you’re buying is authorized by the FDA. Follow these Federal Trade Commission tips if you’re shopping online for COVID test kits and related items.


Treatments for COVID-19 are now widely available. If you test positive for COVID-19, talk to a doctor as soon as possible about treatment options.

The Test-to-Treat program is one easy way to get treatment. Test-to-Treat locations will give you a test and treatment. If you test positive for COVID-19, talk to your doctor to get a prescription. Your doctor can send the prescription to one of the three ICHS pharmacy locations most convenient to you: ICHS International District PharmacyICHS Holly Park Pharmacy, or ICHS Shoreline Pharmacy.

For more information, visit

COVID-19 support

Care Connect Washington is a program for people who have either tested positive for COVID-19 or been exposed and need support to isolate or quarantine at home. The state Department of Health, working with local health jurisdictions and their partners, is operating Care Connect Washington on a region-by-region basis. Each region has created or will create a network of community-based partners who connect people to services they are eligible for, such as medication delivery, health care, help applying for unemployment, local housing agencies, food banks, childcare providers and more. Help is made based on need.


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