FAQ: How can I get tested for COVID-19? (Post Date: 3/12/2020)

Please see this guidance from the Ventura County Public Health Department on how to get tested for COVID-19:

Your regular primary care doctor is your point of contact for questions about your health and testing for COVID-19. If you do not have a primary care doctor, please call your local urgent care or emergency room.

If you think you have been exposed to COVID-19 and develop a fever and symptoms of respiratory illness, such as cough or difficulty breathing, call your doctor. Your doctor will request the test for COVID-19 if they determine that it is recommended.

In the beginning of the outbreak only the Ventura County Public Lab was testing for COVID-19. Now there are private labs that can process tests.
You do not need to contact Public Health to get tested. Public Health works with medical professionals on the investigation of presumptive positive cases. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention make final confirmation on any presumptive positive case.

More frequently asked questions at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/faq.html#symptoms.

Respuestas a las pregunatas mas frecuentes: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/faq-sp.html.

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