McDowell County​ 

Emergency Services

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Frequently Asked Questions:


  • Do I have to have symptoms to get tested?
    • ​No, anyone can get tested, with or without symptoms.
  • ​Do I need an appointment to get tested?
    • ​No, appointments are not necessary unless specifically stated.
  • ​Is there a charge to get tested?
    • ​No, there is no charge for COVID testing.
  • ​Are these antibody tests?
    • ​No, we are only testing for current COVID-19 infections.
  • ​How long does it take to get the results?
    • ​It usually takes 5-7 days to get results.  You will be notified by phone.