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
Every U.S. household can again place an order to receive four more free COVID-19 rapid tests delivered directly to their home by visiting covid.gov/tests.
Free rapid antigen test kits are available at APH Neighborhood Centers while supplies last.
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.