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COVID-19 Testing

To ensure the health and safety of yourself as well as your community, if you are exhibiting symptoms you feel may be consistent with COVID-19, we ask you DO NOT show up at your place of health care unannounced. Instead, please call 509.663.8711 so we may ask you a few questions that will best determine your course of care.


Update 4/20/2022:
• CDHD Testing Site in the Town Toyota Center parking lot: Open to everyone symptomatic and asymptomatic for COVID-19 testing. No appointment is necessary. Pre-register at www.cdhd.wa.gov or call 509-903-3900 for assistance.

• Confluence Health Testing at the Emerson Clinic in Wenatchee: Pre-op patients only, and an appointment is required.

Drive-thru COVID-19 testing sites:

Patients will still need to be pre-screened ahead of time. We are currently providing community testing for the following:

  1. Patients required to have testing for a surgery or a procedure
  2. By appointment only
  • In Chelan and Douglas Counties, patients seeking care for respiratory illness will continue to be offered virtual visits where available to help reduce the spread of infection. For patients suffering from serious COVID symptoms such as respiratory distress, the Confluence Health Emergency Department remains the trusted choice for urgent COVID care.
  • In Grant and Okanogan Counties, our COVID-19 services remain largely unchanged. Vaccinations and first boosters continue to be offered by appointment only in Moses Lake, Omak and Winthrop clinics. In addition, these cities continue to provide patients who need to be tested before an appointment with convenient in-car COVID testing, which we are expanding to our other service areas in Ephrata, Royal City, Tonasket and Oroville. Virtual visits, phone triage and home testing kits are still an excellent option for COVID diagnoses and testing in these communities.

Testing Location and Hours:

  • Wenatchee
    615 N. Emerson St.
    Wenatchee, WA 98801
    Hours:
    Monday-Friday: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    - Pre-surgical patients only
  • Omak
    916 Koala Dr.
    Omak, WA 98841
    Hours:
    Monday-Friday: 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    No Appointment Needed (Order must be placed)
  • Lifeline
    230 Grant Road
    E. Wenatchee, WA 98802
    Hours:
    Monday-Friday: 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    Visit their website to pre-register.
  • Brewster Drive-Thru
    Hours:
    Monday-Friday: 2:00 PM (limited openings)
    By Appointment Only (Order must be placed)
  • Methow Clinic
    1116 State Rte 20
    Winthrop, WA 98862
    Hours:
    Monday-Friday: 8:15 AM - 12:00 PM
    By Appointment Only (Order must be placed)
  • Moses Lake
    999 Pioneer Way
    Moses Lake, WA 98837
    Hours:
    Monday-Friday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    By Appointment Only (Order must be placed by Physician)
  • Alternative Testing and Vaccine Locations

*Results within 24-48 hours - Resultados dentro de 24 y 48 horas.


Click here for COVID-19 Vaccine and scheduling Information


What to expect after being tested for COVID-19:

The specimen that was taken will be processed and the results of your test will return to Confluence Health typically within 24 – 48 hours. You will be instructed to quarantine until your results return. If you screened for COVID-19 for surgery or a procedure, you should quarantine until the date of your appointment even if your results come back negative. Patients who have a negative result but have symptoms should remain home and isolate for a minimum of 48 hours.

If you are being screened for COVID-19 for a surgery or procedure:
Confluence Health will notify you if your results come back positive and your procedure needs to be rescheduled. If your results are negative, you will not be contacted prior to your surgery or procedure specific to your COVID test. You may still be called with instructions or details regarding your procedure prior to your scheduled procedure/surgery date.

I tested positive for COVID-19. Now What?

Many people who test positive for COVID-19 may have mild symptoms or no symptoms at all. Even if you're vaccinated, it is still important to keep away from other people for five days, even those in your household, so that you don't spread the virus to others.
Here are some ways you can take care of yourself:

How to self-test for COVID-19 with a home kit:


Does Confluence Health Charge for COVID-19 Testing?

The price for the COVID-19 lab test at Confluence Health are:

Test Type

Gross Charge

Cash Price

Rapid Antigen COVID Test

$150

$135

PCR COVID Test

$218

$196.20

Antigen COVID + Flu

$225

$202.50

PCR COVID + Flu

$300

$270

PCR COVID + Flu + RSV

$350

$315

Qualitative RT-PCR, 22 Targets

$450

$405

In some cases, a suspected false negative on a rapid-result test may need to be re-tested using the longer method. The Washington State Office of the Insurance Commissioner has ordered all health plans regulated by his office to cover testing for COVID-19 without copays or deductibles.

It does not apply to the following plans:

  • Employer plans that are self-funded
  • Medicare
  • Federal employee health plans
  • Health plans for members of the military or veterans
  • Uniform Medical Plan for state and school employees

While the cost of the COVID-19 test may be covered, some other medical care costs related to your illness depend on your insurance coverage. These medical costs could include other tests, such as testing for the flu or other respiratory illness.

More information about health insurance and coronavirus is available on the Insurance Commissioners website.