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Should I Be Tested for COVID-19?


If you are feeling under the weather, you may wonder if you have COVID-19 and if you should get tested. The best thing you can do is talk to your doctor or primary care provider about your symptoms and if you should be tested for COVID-19.

Some questions a doctor may ask you to see if you should be tested for COVID-19 include:

  • Have you been in close contact (within six feet) with someone who has COVID-19?
  • Did a public health official tell you that you’ve come into contact with COVID-19?
  • Have you traveled recently?
  • Do you have a fever or cough?
  • Do you have shortness of breath?

You can also check out the CDC’s Coronavirus Self-Checker to help you make decisions on COVID-19 testing, which can be found here.

Who should be tested for COVID-19

According to the CDC, there are considerations for those who should be tested; these include:

  • Those with symptoms of COVID-19
  • Those who have been in close contact with someone with confirmed COVID-19 — within six feet for at least 15 minutes
  • People who have been asked or referred to get tested by their doctor or a public health official.

Not everyone needs to be tested. There is no treatment for COVID-19; so if your symptoms are mild, your doctor will probably tell you to stay home and away from others.

If you do get tested, you should self-quarantine/isolate at home pending test results, and follow the advice of your health care provider or a public health professional.

Need more information on COVID-19 testing?

If you don’t have a doctor, call one of these clinics in Campbell County, Wyoming for more information.

You can also call Campbell County Memorial Hospital at 307-688-1000 or the Campbell County Public Health Department at (307) 682-7275.

You must have a referral from a healthcare provider or public health professional to get a test for COVID-19 at the CCMH Laboratory.

Get more information at cdc.gov/coronavirus or cchwyo.org/covid19.

If you think you have COVID-19, please call your provider or (307) 688-1000 before coming to the hospital or visiting a clinic.

If you have a medical emergency, please call 911.

If you are in crisis and need to talk with a counselor please call (307) 688-5050.

The Wyoming Department of Health provides COVID-19 case, variant, death, testing, hospital and vaccine data online. The department also shares information about how the data can be interpreted. COVID-19 safety recommendations are available from the CDC.


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