|People who believe they have been exposed to the virus and have symptoms should get tested by taking the screening below or call their doctor for an exam, and if appropriate, will refer for a test.
Q: What should I do if I have symptoms?
A: Healthcare providers are encouraging all patients experiencing flu-like symptoms to first use mobile apps or visit websites that have been set up for COVID-19 response.
Q: What if I Test Positive for COVID-19?
A: WCCHD will receive your test results from a state or commercial lab. An epidemiologist will review your case and call you to start contact tracing interviews. Contact tracing is finding everyone who comes in direct contact with a sick COVID-19 patient and calling them to ask where they have been, and with whom. Contacts are watched for signs of illness for 14 days from the last day they came in contact with the COVID-19 patient. If the contact develops a fever or other COVID-19 symptoms, they are immediately isolated, tested, provided care, and the cycle starts again—all of the new patient’s contacts are found and watched for 14 days. Even one missed contact can keep the outbreak going.
|FREE PUBLIC COVID-19 TESTING NOW AVAILABLE
Are you experiencing symptoms of COVID-19? Click the Start Here button below to use this online assessment to pre-register for FREE testing for you or a loved one. Schedule a no-cost, drive-through COVID-19 test at a local Public Health facility. Please note that at this time, Public Health testing sites are drive-through only. You must be in a vehicle to be tested at these sites.
WCCHD is partnering with Austin Public Health to provide online screening and testing. There are testing locations in Georgetown and Austin. You may recieve emails from "Austin Public Health" for confirmations - this is not a mistake!
Click the Start Here Button to Begin Registration
All information you provide is confidential and will not be shared with others. If you have other COVID-19 health concerns, please call your healthcare provider, or call the Williamson County and Cities Health District at 512-943-3600.
|Private Clinics and Testing Sites
Things to consider when looking for a public or drive-thru testing site:
- Do I know the screening criteria for the public/drive-thru testing site?
- Do I know the operating hours for the public/drive-thru testing site?
- Do I know if I need a referral from my doctor before I visit the public/drive-thru testing site?
- Do I know if the public/drive-thru testing site is covered by my insurance provider and/or how the billing process works?
- Do I know what type of test is offered at the public/drive-thru testing site?
- Do I know how to get my testing results?
Call ahead or visit the testing site website for information, as screening criteria and operating hours may change.
Visit www.dshs.texas.gov/coronavirus/testing.aspx for a list of testing sites in Texas.
If you have been tested for COVID-19, take the following steps to monitor your health and avoid spreading the disease to others.
If you have symptoms of COVID-19:
- While waiting for the results of your test, your household contacts should stay at home. (If household contacts are healthcare workers, they are encouraged to contact their employer. They may still be allowed to work while wearing a mask).
- Stay in a specific room and away from other people in your home to the extent possible. Use a separate bathroom, if available. Household members can consider staying in a separate location, if available, to decrease their risk of exposure.
- For more information, see the CDC's guidance on preventing the spread of COVID-19 at home.
- If you must leave home, such as to seek medical care, wear a surgical mask if available.
- If your results are positive, you will need to isolate for 14 days from the time your symptoms started.