[CCCNFBW] Clark County COVID-19 Community Testing Site

Merribeth Greenberg merribeth.manning at gmail.com
Tue Jan 12 16:29:22 UTC 2021

This location is accessible by the C-Tran 37

This free community testing program at Tower Mall (5403 E. Mill Plain
Blvd., Vancouver) provides drive-thru and walk-up service. Participants are
encouraged to pre-register online before arriving at the testing site.

Testing is an important tool for slowing the spread of COVID-19 in our
community. Getting tested does not increase the amount of disease in our

Testing identifies people who are infected with COVID-19. When testing is
available and accessible in the community, we can more quickly identify and
isolate people who are sick with COVID-19. We can also more quickly notify
anyone who was in close contact with the person who tested positive to let
them know that they may be at risk of getting sick. Close contacts can then
quarantine at home, so if they do develop COVID-19 they do not expose
anyone else. Testing and staying home when sick or exposed to someone with
COVID-19 can reduce the amount of virus spreading in the community.

People with COVID-19 can have a wide range of symptoms, from mild to
severe. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People
with these symptoms or combinations of symptoms may have COVID-19 and
should be tested:

   - Cough
   - Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
   - Fever
   - Chills
   - Repeated shaking with chills
   - Muscle pain
   - Headache
   - Sore throat
   - New loss of taste or smell
   - Fatigue
   - Congestion or runny nose
   - Nausea or vomiting
   - Diarrhea

Who can get tested

Free testing is available to anyone who has COVID-19 symptoms or may have
been exposed to COVID-19. This test is recommended for ages 4 and up. Tests
may be provided for participants younger than 4, however, they must be able
to produce deep coughs for the test to work correctly. If you are under the
age of 18, a parent or guardian must accompany you to the test.

Free testing is available regardless of citizenship/immigration status. You
do not need to have health insurance to be tested. *No one will receive a
bill for their test.* If you have health insurance and provide that
information, the lab will bill your insurance for the cost of testing.
Billing insurance when possible helps ensure that everyone in Clark County
has access to free testing.

The Tower Mall COVID-19 Community Testing Site is recommended for people
who are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms or who have been exposed to someone
who has tested positive for COVID-19. The test used at the site is most
effective in people who have COVID-19 symptoms and are being tested within
14 days of their symptoms beginning.

People who have not been exposed and are not experiencing COVID-19 symptoms
but want to be tested should contact their health care provider or one of
the facilities on the *Public Health website
<https://clark.wa.gov/public-health/covid-19-testing>* to request testing.

*Visit Clark County Public Health
<http://clark.wa.gov/public-health/novel-coronavirus>* to learn more about
COVID-19 symptoms, testing and recommendations for people who test positive
and their close contacts.
Getting tested

Pre-register online for a faster testing experience. Choose a time close to
your anticipated arrival at the testing site. High testing demand may
impact wait times; please keep this in mind as you plan your visit.
Advanced registration is still strongly recommended.

If you cannot pre-register online, you will be registered in-person when
you arrive at the testing site. If you need an interpreter, please notify
staff of your preferred language when you arrive at the testing site and
interpretation services will be provided.
How to register

   - The testing site is open Tuesday – Saturday, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
   - *Click here* <http://curative.com/search#9/45.6307/-122.6745> (
   https://curative.com/search#9/45.6307/-122.6745) to pre-register for
   your FREE COVID-19 test.

Visiting the testing site

The testing site is located at Tower Mall: *5403 E. Mill Plain Blvd.,
Vancouver, WA 98661*. Both drive-thru and walk-up testing options are
available at the site.

   - After pre-registering online, arrive at the testing site for your
   scheduled test.
   - You must wear a face covering over your nose and mouth when visiting
   the site. If you do not have a face covering, one will be provided for you.
   - The testing process takes at least 20 minutes but may be longer if
   demand is high. Please plan accordingly.
   - This is a self-swab testing site. Patients are given instructions on
   how to properly swab their mouths to administer the test under observation.
   This is an oral saliva PCR test; patients should not experience any
   discomfort. *Click here
   <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5pS-dPpy7J8&feature=emb_title>* to watch
   a video of the testing process.
   - The site is ADA accessible using both the drive-thru lane and walk-up
   station. If you need assistance at the testing site, please tell the
   greeter upon your arrival.
   - Interpretation services at the testing site are available via phone or
   video relay. To request interpretation services, please notify staff upon
   your arrival.
   - Remember to save the appointment number you receive at the testing
   site. You may need it to retrieve your results.

Get Your Results

Curative is the name of the lab processing the tests. They will contact you
by email or text with your results within 3 days. Turnaround times may be
longer depending on state-wide testing demand.

   - If you do not receive your results after 5 days, contact
   support at curativeinc.com or call 888-702-9042 for assistance. You can
   also check for results online at www.curative.com/manage. *Please have
   your appointment number available*.

*Clark County COVID-19 community testing made possible in partnership with
City of Vancouver, Clark County Public Health, Clark Regional Emergency
Services Agency (CRESA), Washington State Department of Health and

Beth Greenberg
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