Testing Information

We no longer provide COVID testing for asymptomatic patients who require COVID testing for travel or work at our Prompt and Urgent Care locations. Those patients will be referred to their primary care provider or their local community COVID testing sites (including Walgreens and CVS). This is due to increasing volumes of symptomatic and sometimes very sick respiratory patients at our prompt and urgent care clinics.

COVID-19 testing is available at most of our primary and specialty care clinics by appointment. Please call ahead for more details.

COVID-19 Prompt Care and Urgent Care locations:

If you have severe symptoms such as high fever, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, please go to the Emergency Services department to be evaluated.

Free COVID-19 testing

The Federal Way and Tukwila COVID-19 testing sites are closing and the last day of their operation will be Friday, May 27. It has been a privilege and honor for King County Public Health and Virginia Mason Franciscan Health to partner together over the last two years to provide free COVID-19 testing to our communities. As the country transitions out of the pandemic phase, we will continue to support our communities with alternate testing options and resources via our website at kingcounty.gov/covid testing.

Below, you will find additional COVID-19 testing options available to you:

Request free rapid antigen test kits from the following sources: 

  • COVID-19 symptoms include:

    • Fever or chills
    • Cough
    • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
    • Fatigue
    • Muscle or body aches
    • Headache
    • New loss of taste or smell
    • Sore throat
    • Congestion or runny nose
    • Nausea or vomiting
    • Diarrhea

What you'll need to get free testing

  • A photo ID with your date of birth. Testing is available regardless of your citizenship/immigration status.
  • Insurance card, if you have insurance. If you have insurance, Medicare or Medicaid, please provide this information and the lab will bill them. You will not be charged for the test. You do not need to have insurance or a provider's note to schedule a test.

1. Schedule a test


Choose a testing location below to register. Pre-registration is encouraged to save you time. On-site registration is available.

Tukwila

This location is open for testing. Go to www.kingcounty.gov/covid/sites to find other locations.

Church By The Side of The Road

Monday-Saturday, 9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

3455 South 148th Street, Tukwila, WA 98168

Federal Way

This location is open for testing. Go to www.kingcounty.gov/covid/sites to find other locations.

Aquatics Center

Monday-Saturday, 9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

650 Southwest Campus Drive, Federal Way, WA 98023

Registration assistance

If you need help with registration, call the King County COVID-19 Call Center (open 7 days a week, 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.), at 206-477-3977.

If you need in-language assistance, please tell us in English the language you need, we will then connect you with an interpreter.

You do not need to create a Solv account to make an appointment. You will receive multiple confirmation texts from Solv. Tap on the link in the text to complete online forms before your appointment. Please note: Due to privacy reasons the online forms will be blank. If you already entered your insurance when you booked your appointment, there is no need to enter it again.

2. Visit the testing site

Site locations

Church By The Side of The Road

Monday – Saturday, 9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

3455 South 148th Street, Tukwila, WA 98168

Aquatics Center

Monday – Saturday, 9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

650 Southwest Campus Drive, Federal Way, WA 98023

The process will take about 15 minutes. Wear your face covering when visiting the site. After the test, remember to save the paper of the QR code or take a photo of the paper that is given to you at the test site. Here's an example of the QR code:

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3. Get your results

Your results will be ready in up to 72 hours. You will receive a text notification when your results are available.

Access your results directly by focusing on the QR using the camera application on your phone or visit the Altius Testing Results Portal and enter the 16-digit retrieval code and your date of birth on the page.

If you lose your 16-digit retrieval code, call the King County COVID-19 Call Center (open 7 days a week, 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.), at 206-477-3977.

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