Kitsap County Community COVID-19 Testing Sites Reopen


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


Location  Dates and Times Specimen Collection Methods Registration Link
​Rolling Bay Presbyterian Church

11042 Sunrise Drive NE (lower parking lot), Bainbridge Island

In partnership with the City of Bainbridge Island


​Hours of operation:

Mondays

9 a.m. to 1 p.m.


Nasal

Registration Site 

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:

Tuesdays

9 a.m. to 1 p.m.



Nasal

Registration Site 

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.

​City of Poulsbo City Hall parking garage

200 Moe Street


​Hours of operation:

Thursdays

9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

**NOTE: CLOSED THURSDAY, NOV. 25 IN OBSERVANCE OF THANKSGIVING


Nasal

Registration Site 

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.

​Kitsap County Fairgrounds

1200 NW Fairgrounds Road, East Bremerton
​Saturdays

9 a.m. to noon

**NOTE: CLOSED SATURDAY, NOV. 27 IN OBSERVANCE OF THE THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY WEEKEND
Nasal

Registration Site 

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.




Testing is still an important measure our community can take to help curb the spread of COVID-19. Knowing one's COVID status and following public health guidance are critical in protecting one's own health and the health of others.

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.

Related information sheets from Kitsap Public Health

COVID Testing Fact Sheet

What to Expect After Testing


To view detailed data on COVID-19 test results throughout Kitsap County and information on 

contact tracing and the COVID vaccine, visit the Kitsap Public Health District site at http://kcowa.us/covid19

Frequently Asked Questions

   When should I get tested?

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.

See additional testing criteria.

   How much does testing cost?

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.

   What testing method should I use? 

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 here.  

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 here .


   How will I get my test results?

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.

   How long will it take to get my test results?

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. 

   What should I do while I wait for my test results?

Stay home and limit your contact with other people. For more information, click here.


   What do I do after I get my test results?

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 here.

If you test negative for COVID-19: You probably were not infectious at the time your sample was collected; however, that does 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.

   Where should I go if I want to learn more about getting health insurance?

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.


   Additional Resources

Kitsap Public Health District

Kitsap Public Health District COVID-19 Webpage


Washington State Department of Health

COVID-19 Testing Webpage

Information sheets:

You have confirmed or suspected COVID-19

You were potentially exposed to someone with confirmed COVID-19

You have symptoms of COVID-19