COVID-19 Testing

Anyone experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 should get tested, regardless of vaccination status or prior infection. If you get tested because you have symptoms or were potentially exposed to the virus, you should stay away from others pending test results and follow the advice of your health care provider.


Rapid At-Home Tests

Free rapid antigen test kits are available at APH Neighborhood Centers while supplies last.

The Department of Health and Human Services maintains a portal to help you locate nearby community-based testing options.

Find more information on free testing resources on COVID.gov/tests or by calling 1-800-232-0233 (TTY 1-888-720-7489).

Private Testing

Testing is available at locations throughout Travis County including pharmacies, hospitals and urgent care centers.

Those who have private insurance should contact their doctor's office or insurer for assessment and testing options.

Reporting Your Results

Epidemiologists conduct various disease surveillance activities to monitor COVID-19 within Austin and Travis County including tracking the mandatory reporting of positive and suspected lab-confirmed results, monitoring COVID-19 hospitalizations and deaths, wastewater and syndromic disease surveillance.

While not a requirement of the Department of State Health Services or Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Austin Public Health has an online system for reporting at-home results. The information you give in the system is not public and is confidential by law. You will not be contacted for a follow-up.