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.

Updates


Find a testing site near you


Testing services at Health Connections ended May 21, 2022.



New COVID-19 Mobile Testing Sites Now Open at Ascension
Wisconsin Locations in Milwaukee:

More Information


COVID-19 Testing Complaint Process for the Public

People should direct complaints about a COVID-19 testing experience to the DHS Office of Inspector General at 877-865-3432 or online. Examples of complaints could include: incorrect results, missing results, fake results, testing quality, testing site cleanliness, insurance billing, inappropriate fees for tests, testing fraud such as fake test kits, and other related topics.

If you have questions about the complaint process, please email: DHSOIGAdmin@dhs.wisconsin.gov.


Health Connections Inc. COVID-19 Testing:

Tuesdays & Fridays 1pm to 4pm.

All testing is drive thru. No appointment needed, but you must PRE-REGISTER HERE

Find more information on their website.


COVID-19 Testing:

Pre-register Here


Health Connections Inc. COVID-19 Testing: Mon-Wed & Fri 10am to 4pm, Sat 9am to 1pm. Testing is done at East Lake Towers, 4425 N. Port Washington Road, Glendale, WI 53212. 

All testing is drive thru. No appointment needed, but you must PRE-REGISTER HEREFind more information on their website.


Milwaukee COVID-19 Testing Sites Holiday Hours


COVID-19 Testing information in Milwaukee | TestUpMKE


Milwaukee Area COVID-19 Community Testing Sites


COVID-19 Testing in Glendale: Click Here



Rapid Antigen Testing:

The FDA has granted emergency use authorization (EUA) for SARS-CoV-2 antigen tests, which are rapid tests that can detect the presence of the specific viral antigen for SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19). If the antigen is detected, this implies current infection. These rapid antigen tests are currently approved for use with nasopharyngeal or nasal swabs and results can be returned within 15 minutes. The antigen tests are not as sensitive as the RT-PCR tests that are currently being used to diagnose COVID-19, but they provide many potential benefits due to their quick turnaround time.

Additional information from the CDC on rapid antigen testing – Click Here


IMPORTANT: Pre-registration is required.

Monday, Aug. 17 | Noon - 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 18 | 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 19 | 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Please enter State Fair Park via Gate 9 located at S. 76th Street and W. Pierce Street.

The National Guard will offer 1,000 tests each day. Once 1,000 tests are reached no more will be given that day.


 

Map of testing sites in Milwaukee County: Click Here Scroll under the dashboard to see the testing information.

If you were tested at one of the National Guard testing sites and it has been 5+ days and you have not received your results, call the WI COVID-19 Results Line: 866-419-6988.

 Testing at Nicolet High School has been extended to next week Monday, July 13 through Wednesday, July 15. People with signs and symptoms or that have had direct exposure to someone with COVID-19 are being prioritized. Sign up here: LINK


Map of testing sites in Milwaukee County: Click Here
Scroll under the dashboard to see the testing information.

The Nicolet High School testing is full. Continue to check the sign-up sheet, as people are cancelling: LINK

 


Testing at Custer Stadium and UMOS will be closed July 2nd - 5th.


 
COVID-19 Testing in Milwaukee Area: Click Here

After you get tested for COVID-19 and you are waiting for your results you should follow these recommendations from WI DHS: Click Here

We highly recommend anyone present at recent protest events monitor their signs and symptoms for COVID-19 for 14 days after they attended an event. If you develops any signs, please get tested for COVID-19 and isolate at home until you know your test results.

 
See the list of MKE testing sites here: www.impactinc.org/impact-2-1-1/testing/

Free COVID-19 drive-thru and walk up testing is now available at Custer Stadium across the street from Barack Obama School of Career and Technical Education: Testing is being done by the Wisconsin National Guard. The address is 4300 W. Fairmount Ave.

Hours: Mon – Thurs  11am to 7pm; Fri– Sat  11am to 5pm; Sunday Closed


Testing Update 5/26/20:

Advocate Aurora Testing

Ozaukee/Washington Public Health Department and North Shore Health Department COVID-19 Testing at Concordia University May 28-30 and Washington County Fair Park June 1-3: Click Here

The UMOS location is still conducting dirve-thru testing.

Outreach Community Health Center is also doing testing by appointment.


COVID-19 Test Results:

If you were tested for COVID-19 and directed to contact the North Shore Health Department for results, please email us at nshd@nshealthdept.org to request your results.


5/11/20: COVID-19 Testing in Milwaukee: Testing will be offered on Milwaukee's north and south sides -- at the Midtown parking lot near 57th Street and Capitol Drive, and at UMOS on S. Chase Avenue near Rosedale Avenue. Testing will take place between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. seven days a week, and you do not need to make an appointment, and do not need to be showing symptoms to be tested.
5/6/20: Waukesha County is opening a drive-thru testing site: Waukesha County Public Health and the Waukesha County Office of Emergency Management are partnering with the Wisconsin National Guard to hold drive-thru testing at the Waukesha County Expo Center. Wisconsin residents that are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 can receive drive-thru testing from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the following days: Saturday, May 9; Monday, May 11; and Tuesday, May 12. You must register in advance to receive testing by calling 262-548-7626. The registration hotline will be open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday through Monday, May 6-11. For more information: Waukesha County Press Release