Where to get COVID-19 test in Rhode Island
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — ABC6 asked the Rhode Island Department of Health how and where residents can get tested for the COVID-19 virus. Here’s what we learned:
- There are a limited number of tests available, so testing is decided on a case by case basis depending on symptoms, travel history and contact history.
- Asymptomatic people are not being tested. Tests are generally reserved for high-risk individuals
- Call your doctor: If you think you have been exposed to COVID-19 and develop a fever and symptoms, such as cough or difficulty breathing, call your healthcare provider for medical advice.
- Call ahead: If you have a medical appointment, call your doctor’s office or emergency department, and tell them you have or may have COVID-19. This will help the office protect themselves and other patients.
- Review the CDC’s What to Do If You’re Sick information