Testing with COVID-19 Symptoms
Patients exhibiting new onset cough, fever, shortness of breath, diarrhea or other flu-like symptoms should visit an Acute Respiratory Clinic for COVID-19 testing.
Skagit Regional Health testing for patients experiencing symptoms is available at the Acute Respiratory Clinic in Mount Vernon, just north of Skagit Valley Hospital, and at Skagit Regional Clinics - Urgent Care Smokey Point.
If you are concerned that you may have COVID-19, visit the Acute Respiratory Clinic or Smokey Point Urgent Care for an assessment by a healthcare professional. No appointments are needed.
- Patients seeking care at the Acute Respiratory Clinic will enter on the west side of the building off of 13th Street, just north of Skagit Valley Hospital.
- Patients seeking care at Smokey Point will be screened as they enter the main doors. Please make reception staff aware that you are concerned about COVID-19 symptoms when you check into Urgent Care.
All patients must wear face coverings at all times.
If you have a life threatening illness, injury or urgent health condition, you should seek care right away by calling 911 or visiting the nearest Emergency Room.
Skagit Regional health is currently offering three tests for COVID-19 and information from the FDA on each one is available at the links below:
- Fact Sheet for Patients: BioFire Respiratory Panel 2.1 (A molecular PCR test performed at CVH and SVH laboratories, other organisms and viruses are also tested in the panel besides COVID-19)
- Fact Sheet for Patients: Abbott BinaxNOW™ (A COVID-19 antigen test, used for screening purposes primarily for employees and in the point of care setting)
- Fact Sheet for Patients: BD Veritor™ (A COVID-19 antigen test, used for screening purposes in a point of care setting)
Your provider should be able to tell you which test was performed on your specimen. If you are tested the results are also visible in your “My Chart” account.