Free Covid Testing

Many free covid testing cities have opened in Dane county, not all are listed here. For a more complete list visit the DHS website.



The Alliant Energy Center:

Located at 1900 Alliant Energy Center Way, Madison, WI 53713. Public Health Madison & Dane County is supporting the Wisconsin Department of Health Services-contracted private testing provider. Appointment preferred. For more information visit the Dane County Public Health site.

Making An Appointment and Registering

There are three steps to getting your test:

STEP 1. MAKE A TESTING APPOINTMENT AT THE ARENA 

STEP 2. REGISTER ONLINE 

Registration should happen no more than 72 hours before your appointment – this has to happen close to your appointment time so that we have current information about signs and symptoms you may be experiencing.

Step 3. Arrive at our testing location in time for your test appointment.

When:

Monday – Friday: 10:00am to 6:00pm

Check online to see if it is open on Saturday and Sunday


Village on Park: Public Health Clinic

Located at 2230 S. Park Street, Madison, WI 53713. South Madison Community Test Site will test anyone, regardless of citizen status, 1 year of age and older, though minors must be accompanied by an adult. By appointment only. For more information visit the Dane County Public Health site.

Making An Appointment and Registering

There are three steps to getting your test:

STEP 1. MAKE A TESTING APPOINTMENT AT 2230 S. PARK STREET 

STEP 2. REGISTER ONLINE 

Registration should happen no more than 72 hours before your appointment – this has to happen close to your appointment time so that we have current information about signs and symptoms you may be experiencing.

Step 3. Arrive at our testing location in time for your test appointment.

When:

Tuesday – Saturday*: 8:00am to 4:00pm

*If going on Wednesday, check the hours, they may change.


At-Home Collection Kits

Every home in the U.S. is eligible to order #4 free at-⁠home COVID-⁠19 tests. Orders will usually ship in 7-12 days. Order your tests now so you have them when you need them.

How:

To place your order, visit this site and fill out the form.


Walgreens

No-cost COVID-19 testing is available to patients ages 3+. Patients will not receive a bill from Walgreens or any lab partner. If you receive a Diagnostic Test and have insurance, you will be asked to show your insurance card at the appointment and the lab may bill your insurer. Click here to find a Walgreens near you.

How the COVID-19 testing process works

  1. Complete a quick questionnaire.
  2. Choose a location and time for your COVID-19 test (based on the type of test you want).
  3. Go to the testing location and remain in your vehicle with the window rolled up.
  4. Show your confirmation email, a valid state ID or driver’s license, and insurance card or voucher.
  5. Perform the nasal swab yourself under the direction of a pharmacy team member. Patients ages 3-18 will need a parent or legal guardian while they self-administer the COVID-19 test.
  6. Get results from PWNHealth.†

CVS Pharmacy

Availability in some states is limited due to extreme demand. Check daily for available times

Who qualifies?

For rapid-result testing (results within hours), patients must be 5 years of age or older. For lab testing (results within days), patients must be 10 years of age or older. Minors under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

How it works

  1. Visit here, and answer a few questions to see if you qualify for COVID-19 testing.
  2. Select a test site and available time. Fill out the registration form.
  3. Insurance card and proof of identity are required, as well as test confirmation email or text message. Be sure to have your mobile phone in case we need to reach you.
  4. Upon arrival, follow instructions posted at the site. For rapid result tests, an onsite MinuteClinic provider will call with next steps, and patients may be asked to come into the clinic depending on their results. For lab tests, your sample is sent to one of our lab partners. Average turnaround time for receiving results from lab tests is 1-2 days.
  5. We’ll text you a secure link to view and download your results for 5 days. We’ll also send you emails to activate a MyChart account, which will give you permanent access to your results.

Hy-Vee

Hy-Vee is offering COVID-19 testing at select Hy-Vee pharmacy locations. All patients must register ahead of time in order to receive a test voucher and select a testing site and appointment time.

How it Works

Find a location and schedule your appointment here. The test type will depend on the testing location.


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