Starting this week, south King County will have a new option for convenient, free COVID-19 testing. A new site at Highline College in Des Moines will expand efforts to control the spread of COVID-19 in a disproportionately affected region of King County. These sites are free and open to anyone, regardless of insurance or immigration status.
If you have COVID-like symptoms or have had close contact with someone with COVID-19, Public Health – Seattle & King County urges you to avoid contact with others and get tested immediately. Stay home and away from others while you are waiting for test results.
The new test site is located at Highline College, 2402 S. 240th St, Des Moines, in the South Parking Lot. Testing is provided at a walk-up tent. Free parking is available, as well as access to the 156 bus line.
The test site will be open Monday through Saturday, 9:30 am – 5:30 pm, beginning Friday, November 20.
People are encouraged, but not required, to register for a testing appointment.Visit https://www.chifranciscan.org/freetesting for scheduling and registration. Visit www.kingcounty.gov/covid/sites to see information on all free testing sites, including Highline College.
The testing site will be operated by CHI Franciscan and hosted by Highline College, with support from King County.
Clients will not be charged for testing. Bring your insurance card and driver’s license if you have them. No one will be turned away if they do not have insurance or a driver’s license. Language interpretation available.