How Do I Know if a COVID-19 Test Site is Safe?

DCHD is encouraging individuals who choose to use a testing site to first consider the following:


•   What test does the site administer?
•   Who analyzes the results?
•   What laboratory does the site use? Click here to determine whether the lab being used is CLIA certified.
•   When will test results be communicated to you, and how/from whom will you receive that communication?
•   Who can you call with questions or concerns about results?
•   What type of personal information will the site ask you to provide?
•   Does the site charge any out-of-pocket fee?
•   Does the site appear to observe the CDC's recommendations to protect against COVID-19? For instance, do workers maintain a distance of six feet between people and wear masks indoors in areas of substantial or high transmission?