What do I do if I think I need to be tested for COVID-19?

In Michigan, we want anyone who needs a test to get one. This includes anyone with symptoms and people who work essential jobs (like healthcare workers and gas station attendants) that do not have symptoms. You do not have to be extremely sick to be tested for COVID-19.

 

If you have symptoms of COVID-19 call your healthcare provider. If you do not have one, call an urgent care center. You can also look for a testing site that does not require an appointment or a prescription or an order. Your healthcare provider might ask you to come in for an appointment, set up a virtual appointment, or direct you to a testing site. If you think you are having a medical emergency like chest pain or severe difficulty breathing, you should go to an emergency department.

 

Your healthcare provider will provide your results to you.

  • If your healthcare provider decides to test for COVID-19, they will take the sample and order testing, or send you to a testing site. You will receive your results from your healthcare provider.
  • If your healthcare provider decides it is not necessary to test for COVID-19, and you do not agree, you could consider getting a second opinion. You can also look for a testing site that does not require an appointment or a prescription or an order.
  • If your healthcare provider does not offer COVID-19 testing, and you are concerned about your health, you should contact a different healthcare provider. You can also look for a testing site that does not require an appointment or a prescription or an order. If you think you are having a medical emergency like chest pain or severe difficulty breathing, you should go to an emergency department.

 

If you need help finding a testing site, you can look for one with the Testing Site Look Up Tool.

Last updated: April 28, 2020