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COVID-19 Testing

SEARHC is committed to keeping everyone healthy and safe during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and annual flu season. To ensure the availability of tests and reduce turnaround time for results, SEARHC has begun to prioritize testing for those showing symptoms of COVID-19 or those who have been in close contact with a positive case.

COVID-19 tests are available to all who meet the symptomatic guidelines – including fever, cough, shortness of breath, fatigue, body aches, headache, loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion, runny nose, or diarrhea. Please provide Medicare or Medicaid information at the time of scheduling to have your insurance billed. There will be no out-of-pocket charges for symptomatic or close contact testing.

Symptomatic COVID-19 tests are by referral only for community members who meet testing criteria. Asymptomatic tests will remain available by appointment, with patients responsible for covering a fee of $145 at the time of testing.

Schedule your COVID-19 test through your local SEARHC clinic. Sitka patients can schedule a test by calling the COVID Hotline at 907.966.8799.

Testing will be administered via self-swab at each community’s respective alternate testing sites.  Test results will be available approximately seven (7) days after the test has been administered.  For more information, visit our dedicated COVID-19 site.