Is There An At-Home COVID-19 Test?

  • If you have symptoms of COVID-19, such as a fever, a dry cough, or shortness of breath, you may wonder about getting tested for the coronavirus. Medical professionals can test some people in clinics or hospitals. There are several at-home collection tests available. They include:
  • While you may not know for sure if you have it, most people with mild symptoms can recover from COVID-19 on their own at home. You should:

    • Rest. It can ease your symptoms and may help you recover faster.
    • Stay away from others. Don’t go to work, school, or public places. Try to keep yourself separate from other people in your home.
    • Drink plenty of fluids. Dehydration will make your symptoms worse.
    • Ask your doctor about over-the-counter medicines that may ease your symptoms.
    • If your symptoms get worse, call your doctor or a hospital.

    Call your doctor or 911 if you have serious symptoms of COVID-19, such as:

    • Trouble breathing
    • Pain or pressure in your chest
    • Bluish lips or face
    • Sudden confusion

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