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COVID-19 Testing

You should consider getting tested if you have COVID-19 symptoms, have been in proximity with COVID-19 or been directed by your physicians. If you are seeking information about COVID-19 vaccination efforts, click here.

  • Testing is NOT available at Cone Health Urgent Care or Emergency Department locations.
  • Cone Health does not offer rapid testing at our testing locations.

Cone Health will close its last community COVID-19 testing site at 4810 W. Wendover Ave. on Friday, July 29. Our dedicated clinical staff and nurses will return to work on the front lines serving patients at Cone Health practices and hospitals. Cone Health is committed to being right here with you proving the care you need. 

We are fortunate to have many trusted Community partners offer testing throughout the community:

Testing Resources

  • The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services' FIND MY TESTING PLACE website is a great resource for finding testing locations in your area and across the state. 

COVID At-Home Test Kits

FREE COVID-19 Test Kits NOW Available from the U.S. Government

Starting, January 18th, Americans can request free COVID-19 test kits from the U.S. government:

  • Order tests at COVIDTESTS.GOV or text ORDER to 502-582-7290
  • The test kit includes FOUR per residential address, not per person. TEST SUPPLIES ARE LIMITED
  • Tests typically ship within 7-12 days of ordering
  • The first shipments are set to go out by the end of January

The tests should be ordered and kept until somebody in your household starts to feel sick with COVID-like symptoms. Given the shipping and process times, Americans will need to request the tests well before meeting federal guidelines for requiring a test.

VISIT COVIDTESTS.GOV for more information and to place your order.

COVID-19 Tests Reimbursed by Private Insurance

  • As of January 15, private insurers are required by the Biden administration to cover the cost of up to eight at-home rapid tests per month, per insured person. 
  • People seeking to take that option can buy the tests themselves, then seek reimbursement from their insurance provider.

Pre-Admission Testing for Surgery, Medical Procedures, or Hospital Admission

  • As of 08/01/2022 testing services will be done by a 3rd party contractor, Aurora Labs.
  • Patients with questions should contact the provider that scheduled their procedure.
  • Aurora Labs Location for Pre-Admission Testing:  706 Green Valley Road, Greensboro, NC  27408; 1st floor Suite 104, Phone number: 336-387-2500.

Health at Work Testing for Cone Health Employees

  • As of 08/01/2022 testing services will move from Health at Work to a 3rd party contractor, Aurora Labs.
  • Aurora Labs Location: 706 Green Valley Road, Greensboro, NC  27408; 1st floor Suite 104
  • Employees with questions should contact Health at Work at 336-832-3865.

COVID-19 Retesting

If you had a COVID-19 test with a negative result (COVID not detected):

  • We recommend no further testing or retesting for 14 days from the date of the original test.
  • If you feel you need a COVID-19 retest, contact your primary care provider or complete a MyChart e-Visit for COVID-19 screening.

If you had a COVID-19 test with a positive result (COVID detected):

  • We recommend no further testing or retesting for 90 days from the date of the original test.
  • If you feel you need a COVID-19 retest, contact your primary care provider or complete a MyChart e-Visit for COVID-19 screening.

If you have a primary care provider that is outside of Cone Health and you feel like you need retesting prior to the time spans listed above, please visit your provider to be evaluated and have your provider write you a prescription and bring the prescription to the COVID-19 test site.