COVID-19 Testing & Resources

Free COVID-19 At-Home Test Kits

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The Puyallup Library

Beginning Monday, October 4th, 2021, the library will be offering free COVID test kits in conjunction with the Pierce County Health Department and SCAN, the Greater Seattle Coronavirus Assessment Network.

The library can provide 1 or 2 kits per household. Kits are for use by individuals age 16 or older. Kits can be picked up without an appointment at the library by requesting one at the circulation desk. Please do not visit the library if you are the person experiencing COVID symptoms. Kits can also be requested through curbside pickup.

In order to register your kit and receive the test results, you must have access to a computer, tablet or smartphone that can access the internet. You must also provide a current email address to receive the results. Once the test kit is received by the lab, it takes up to 48 hours to process, then you are emailed the results. Each kit contains instructions on how to obtain a sample and the necessary equipment to collect the sample. The kit also contains a box to return the sample to the testing facility. Tests should be mailed back on the same day as the sample is taken. Mailing is pre-paid. Tests should be returned by UPS or Fedex only. Please visit the Everlywell COVID-19 test kit site for more information on the test and what is included in the kit. We highly recommend that you watch this video which describes the process for registering, administering and returning your test. Please do not return your kit to the library. The library has a list of the nearest UPS and FedEx locations and will provide a copy when you pick up your test.

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Pierce County Library System

Getting a home-collected COVID-19 test kit is easy as stopping by your local Pierce County Library branch!  Pierce County residents, call your library to schedule a pickup during curbside hours.  You can take the test in the privacy of your own home at the date and time that works for you.  The kit includes simple instructions to safely take the test and drop it off at a UPS Store or UPS drop box.  You can also request one from the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department.


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Visit Pierce County COVID-19 Testing for a list of locations throughout Pierce County.  Get tested if you have symptoms or think you may have been exposed to COVID-19. Most health insurance plans cover testing and treatment for services necessary for COVID-19. The state insurance commissioner ordered all health plans his office regulates to waive copays, coinsurance and deductibles for people requiring testing for COVID-19. Copays and deductibles will still apply if you need treatment.

Care Connect Washington

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Tested positive for COVID-19 or been exposed? Torn between isolating and running errands? Care Connect Washington can help.

Care Connect Washington fulfills acute care needs by providing such things as personal care kits, nonperishable food kits, and fresh food orders delivered to their homes. If other essential needs are identified, such as financial assistance for paying bills, a local care coordinator helps people apply for local resources or services they may be eligible for, or provides them direct assistance in paying bills such as rent, mortgage, and utilities.

If you or someone you know is actively isolating or quarantining at home and needs assistance, contact Care Connect Washington by calling or texting the program hotline, 1-833-453-0336, Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Press #1 for Spanish and #2 for other languages.

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There is a new tool to help stop the spread of COVID-19: your phone. WA Notify is an anonymous exposure notification tool that can help you stop the spread. It's simple, free, and completely private. WA Notify can alert you if you have been near another user who later tests positive for COVID. To learn more, visit WANotify.org.