UPDATED COVID-19 TESTING GUIDELINES

Washington’s local health department has updated its list of symptoms that qualify a patient for COVID-19 nasal swab testing. If you are experiencing a cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing then you immediately qualify. But in a change from previous guidelines, the new criteria also allows for testing of anyone experiencing ANY TWO of the following symptoms regardless of a your age and health status:

  • Fever 
  • Chills 
  • Repeated shaking with chills 
  • Muscle pain/Body aches
  • Headache
  • Sore throat
  • New loss of taste or smell 

If you are experiencing any two of these additional symptoms or experiencing cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, then please call the office to schedule a telehealth visit for COVID-19 testing evaluation. Office phone number is: (206) 525-8015!

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