COVID-19 Testing

Free COVID-19 Test Kits

Get free COVID-19 test kits on September 12 from 4-6 p.m. at Columbus Public Health (240 Parsons Ave.), while supplies last. This drive-thru event will also have free lock boxes, naloxone and fentanyl test strips.

COVID-19 testing is widely available at healthcare providers and pharmacies throughout central Ohio. Testing helps protect yourself, your loved ones and the community from the virus.

List of local COVID-19 testing providers

Report Your Home Test Results

If you test positive for COVID-19 on a home test, it's important to report your results to help protect health and slow the spread of COVID-19 in our community.

Report your positive test result

Who should get tested?

The CDC recommends you should get tested for COVID-19 if:

  • You have symptoms such as fever or chills, cough, difficulty breathing, sore throat, muscle or body aches, new loss of taste or smell, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea – regardless of vaccine status
  • You have had close contact (within 6 feet for a total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period) with someone with confirmed COVID-19.
  • You are unvaccinated and have taken part in activities that put them at higher risk for COVID-19 such as travel, attending large social or mass gatherings, or being in crowded indoor setting.

What to do if you have COVID-19