Kitsap Public Health District and Kitsap County Emergency Operations Center, in partnership with various community organizations, offer drive-through community COVID-19 testing sites. Results are typically available within 3 to 4 days (72-96 hours) of your test. Results may take longer due to high testing volumes at the lab or other unforeseen circumstances.
Testing is available regardless of health insurance status. Registration is recommended as on-site registration is limited.
Kitsap Public Health District recommendations on who should get tested.
Testing also remains abundantly available at pharmacies and clinics throughout Kitsap County. A list of providers is posted at kcowa.us/covid19
11042 Sunrise Drive NE (lower parking lot), Bainbridge Island
In partnership with the City of Bainbridge Island
Instructions for how to register for an appointment.
Individuals without internet access or who need help registering can call the Kitsap Public Health District at(360) 728-2235, Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Bremerton Harborside Parking Garage
100 Washington Ave., downtown Bremerton
Hours of operation:
9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Other testing options remain available, including:
COVID-19 tests at primary care clinics, urgent care clinics, and pharmacies. Individuals should contact their primary care provider to see if they offer testing. Kitsap Public Health maintains a list of urgent care clinics and pharmacies providing COVID testing.Rapid, over-the-counter COVID-19 tests, such as the BinaxNOW. These tests are now widely available for purchase in Kitsap County pharmacies and provide results within 15 minutes. People who test themselves at home should report their results to public health by calling 211 and follow CDC recommendations for isolation or quarantine.The CDC offers an online Viral Testing Tool to help the public determine which testing options are best for their situation, interpret test results, and take necessary steps to protect people around them.
Individuals can call Kitsap Public Health with their testing questions at (360) 728-2219. Information is also available through the state's COVID-19 hotline at 1-800-525-0127.
COVID Testing Fact Sheet
What to Expect After Testing
Frequently Asked Questions
If you have
COVID-19 symptoms, even mild, you should get tested.
If you have had close contact with a person who has tested positive for COVID-19, talk to your healthcare provider about how soon to get tested. It is recommended that individuals who have had close contact with a confirmed COVID-19 case get tested 5 to 8 days after last exposure. Getting tested too soon may result in a false negative result.
additional testing criteria.
Testing is available at no cost to most individuals.
If you have insurance, your insurance will be billed for the cost of the test. You must provide insurance information for billing purposes when you schedule an appointment.
If you do not have insurance, you can be tested at no cost to you through a federal program administered through the Federal Health Resources Services Administration (HRSA). You will need to attest to your absence of insurance and enroll in this program that covers all testing and treatment costs related to COVID-19.
A nasal specimen requires wiping the inside of each nostril for fifteen seconds (sing "Happy Birthday") with a polyester nasal swab. Nasal swab collections can be used for people with symptoms (even mild symptoms) and people without symptoms who meet testing criteria. For information on how nasal specimens are collected, click
Saliva collection involves salivating into a container. It is primarily recommended for people with moderate or severe symptoms at time of testing. Individuals seeking saliva testing should
not eat, drink, chew gum, or put anything in their mouths for at least 1 hour prior to their appointment. This includes any food, any drink (including water and coffee), mints, candies, gum, lozenges, tobacco products, etc. For information on how saliva specimens are collected, click
If you provided an email address when you registered online for your appointment: You will receive an email from Test Directly informing you as soon as your results are ready from Northwest Laboratory. The email will direct you as to how to access your results.
Please log in to: https://www.TestDirectly.com/patient/report and insert your unique order ID, access key, and date of birth to download the report.
If you have any issues with this process, please call Kitsap Public Health District at (360) 728-2235.
Results are typically available within 3 to 4 days (72-96 hours) of your test. Results may take longer due to high testing volumes at the lab or other unforeseen circumstances.
Stay home and limit your contact with other people. For more information, click
If you test positive for COVID-19: Stay home except to get medical care. Someone from your local health department will call you to conduct a public health interview. If you live in Kitsap County, someone from Kitsap Public Health District will call you. For more information, click
If you test negative for COVID-19: You probably were not infectious at the time your sample was collected; however,
not mean you are not early in your infection and will not get sick. It is possible that you were very early in your infection (the viral "incubation period") when your sample was collected and that
you could test positive later.
If you have COVID-19-like symptoms, you should stay home until your symptoms have resolved. If you have a fever, stay home until you have been fever-free for at least 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medications. If your symptoms worsen, you should consider repeat testing and see your healthcare provider.
Peninsula Community Health Services provides assistance in enrolling in qualified health plans, Apple Health, and Medicare. For Apple Health and qualified health plans, call (360) 377-3776. For assistance with Medicare, call (360) 475-3095.
Washington Health Benefit Exchange Customer Support Center assists individuals with enrolling in qualified health plans and can be reached at 1-855-923-4633.
Washington Healthcare Authority assists individuals with enrolling in Apple Health and can be reached at 1-800-562-3022.
Kitsap Public Health District COVID-19 Webpage
COVID-19 Testing Webpage
You have confirmed or suspected COVID-19
You were potentially exposed to someone with confirmed COVID-19
You have symptoms of COVID-19