Coronavirus COVID-19 Testing Information

All COVID-19 testing sites are operated independent of the Chester County Health Department and County so all questions must be directed the specific test site or company. Before you arrive, here are a few tips to prepare for your testing appointment 

  • Testing sites differ. Contact the provider if you’re unsure if the test site is a drive-thru, walk-up, or indoors.  
  • Do not arrive early for your appointment.
  • If outdoors, dress appropriately for the weather.
  • If you are going to a walk-up site, wait in your vehicle until your appointment time.
  • Please be patient- several factors may result in unexpected wait times.

To order FREE at-home COVID-19 tests, visit

Where can I get tested?


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What if I can’t find testing? 

For anyone experiencing symptoms, but cannot access/find testing, please stay home and follow current isolation guidance.

Monitor for symptoms like cough, fever, and shortness of breath. The most frequent omicron symptoms include: cough; runny or stuffy nose, fatigue, sore throat, and headache.


For the most accurate results, it is important to follow the test manufacturers instructions exactly. When purchasing an at-home test online, make sure it is FDA approved.  

What do I do as I wait for my results?

  • Limit contact with others.
  • Wear a well-fitting mask when around other people.
  • Monitor for symptoms. If your symptoms worsen, seek medical attention. 

What do I do if I test positive?

What do I do if I test negative?

  • If you do not have symptoms of COVID-19, and you were exposed to a person with COVID-19 follow exposure guidance.
  • If you develop symptoms. you may have received a false negative test result and still might have COVID-19. 
    • You should isolate away from others.
    • Contact your healthcare provider about your symptoms, especially if they worsen, about follow-up testing, and how long to isolate. 

NOTE: Organization isolation and exposure guidelines may differ. Review your employer, school, and/or childcare guidelines for specific information.