Coronavirus COVID-19: Testing Information

1/13/22: As demand for COVID-19 testing remains high, here are some tips to prepare and help reduce wait time at your 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.

1/10/22: The Chester County Health Department announces two new locations for COVID-19 testing providers to establish free test sites. These sites are independently operated by the testing company, Curative, who will manage test site locations, schedules, and appointments. Appointments open on a rolling basis. Questions about Curative sites must be directed to their website or customer support phone number 888-702-9042. 

COVID-19 testing site can be found throughout Chester County at pharmacies, urgent care centers, and private test companies. Most major pharmacies such as CVS, RiteAid, Walgreens and Walmart are providing free tests. Urgent care facilities and private testing companies, etc. may have specific requirements or charge a fee. 

To find a test site, use the map below and check back often for new sites. 

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.

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.  

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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 quarantine 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 quarantine requirements may differ. Review your employer, school, and/or childcare guidelines for specific information.