The Oregon Health Authority has a new COVID-19 test site locator to help Oregonians find nearby places where they can be tested. The interactive map, available in multiple languages, can be found at healthoregon.org/covid19testing.
For someone who is experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, OHA recommends their first step be contacting their health care provider to discuss whether testing is appropriate, based on their symptoms, exposure and local testing capacity. However, people can also enter their Zip code or county into the map to determine where sites are located. OHA recommends calling to verify the testing site’s hours and criteria before visiting.
“Removing barriers to testing is important to help Oregonians stay healthy and to slow the spread of COVID-19,” said Dean Sidelinger, MD, state epidemiologist and state health officer said in a news release. “This new resource can help people find ongoing testing locations in their community, which is especially important for people who don’t have a primary care provider.”
The data on the testing locator was submitted to Castlight, the site’s creator, by both the OHA and local public health authorities.