COVID-19 TESTING If you need to get tested for COVID-19, we recommend the following: Find a free community testing site to see if an appointment or registration is needed. Check to see if your local pharmacy is offering free community testing. Check to see if your workplace offers testing. Contact your doctor and ask if your health care clinic provides testing. See if your child attends a school that participates in the DHS K-12 School Testing Program. Students, faculty, staff, and in some cases family members at participating schools may be tested at the school for free. See if your child attends a child care program that has access to DHS testing. Request a free test from the federal government at COVIDTests.gov. Milwaukee Area Testing Sites: COVID Test Finder — Healthy MKE Summit Clinical Laboratories COVID-19 Testing You must pre-register online through COVID Connect. After registering, no appointment is required. Please pre-register and then walk in to Summit for testing. North Shore Pharmacy Testing: More Information Northwest Health Center, 7630 W. Mill Road: COVID-19 Testing (milwaukee.gov) Walgreens locations offering COVID-19 testing: Testing is offered 7 days a week from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Complete a screening survey at the link provided and choose the Walgreens location. The North Shore Health Department does not provide COVID-19 testing. If you are considering getting tested for COVID-19, visit the Wisconsin DHS website for more information. Testing negative on one day does not guarantee you will not get sick with COVID-19. It is possible to be exposed to someone who is sick and receive a negative test result yet still develop illness, as the incubation period can be up to 14 days. Only antibody tests will tell you if you had COVID-19 at any point in the past. If you receive testing at one of the community testing locations, this is a diagnostic test and only tells you whether or not you were positive at that time. If you are waiting for COVID-19 test results or have symptoms of COVID-19 it is strongly recommended you isolate yourself from others to minimize the risk of potential transmission. This includes staying home and avoiding contact with others within your home to the extent possible. See the above graphic from CDC for more guidance. If you test positive for COVID-19, your local health department will notify you and provide you with additional guidance on self-isolation based on these recommendations from the CDC or WI DHS.