Coronavirus Chronicles

Where to Find a Covid PCR Test in King County

For Seattle-area swab seekers.

By Angela Cabotaje

First there was the omicron surge—then the BA.2 subvariant. Le sigh. Sure, we can get free at-home Covid tests through the United States Postal Service and Washington state to avoid any toilet-paper-level scarcity of rapid tests. But many folks may still need PCR or NAAT tests from county-run sites and hospital popups for an official diagnosis.

Pharmacies like Bartell, Walgreens, and CVS may offer testing appointments, but this list should aid you in your search for swabs. We’ll do our best to keep it updated. For the latest guidance on Covid-19 testing and locations, visit Public Health—Seattle and King County’s testing page

Auburn

Auburn Memorial Stadium, 801 Fourth St NE. Make appointments online here. Available Monday through Friday, 7:30am to 1:30pm. Appointments recommended. 

Auburn Memorial Stadium, 801 Fourth St NE (Rapid PCR). Make appointments online here. Available Monday through Friday, 7:30am to 1:30pm. Results typically available within two hours. Appointments recommended. 

Boeing Auburn Facility, 2400 Perimeter Rd. (Closing June 1) Make appointments online here. Available Monday through Thursday and Saturday, 10am to 5:30pm. Drive-through or walk-up. Appointments recommended.  

Rainier Middle School, 30620 116th Ave SE. Make appointments online here. Available Monday through Friday, 7:30am to 1:30pm. Appointments recommended. 

Bellevue

UW Medicine Covid-19 Testing Site - Bellevue College, 3000 Landerholm Cir SE, 1B parking lot. Make appointments online here. Available Monday through Saturday, 9am to 5pm. Drive-through or walk-up. No testing in preparation for surgery. Appointments recommended.

Federal Way

Education Service Center, 33330 Eighth Ave S. Make appointments online here. Available Monday through Friday, 9am to 3pm. Appointments recommended. 

Federal Way Aquatics Center, 650 SW Campus Dr (Closing May 27). Make appointments online here. Available Monday through Saturday, 9:30am to 5:30pm. Drive-through or walk-up. Test are self-swab. Appointments recommended. 

Sacajawea Middle School, 1101 S Dash Point Rd. Make appointments online here. Available Sunday, noon to 5pm, and Monday through Sunday, 11am to 4pm. Appointments recommended. 

Issaquah

UW Medicine Covid-19 Testing Site - Lake Sammamish State Park, 2300 NW Sammamish Rd. Make appointments online here. Available Sunday through Friday, 8am to 4pm. Drive-through and walk-up. No testing in preparation for surgery. Appointments recommended. 

Kent/Des Moines

Highline Community College, 2400 S 240th St, S-1 parking lot. Make appointments online here. Available Monday through Saturday, 9am to 5:30pm. Walk-up. No testing in preparation for surgery. Appointments recommended.

Kent Phoenix Academy (NAAT), 11000 SE 264th St. Make appointments online here. Available Monday through Friday, noon to 7pm, and weekends, 9am to 3pm. NAAT test results typically available within two hours. Appointments recommended. 

Lynnwood

UW Medicine Covid-19 Testing Site - Ash Way Park and Ride, 16327 Ash WayMake appointments online here. Available Sunday through Friday, 9am to 5:30pm. Drive-through and walk-up. No testing in preparation for surgery. Appointments recommended.

Monroe

Monroe Library, 1070 Village Way. Make appointments online here. Available Monday through Friday, 10am to 3:30pm. Appointments recommended. 

Renton

HealthPoint Renton, 805 SW 10th St. Make appointments online here. Available Monday through Friday, 8:15am to 6:15pm, and Saturday, 8:15am to 4:15pm. Drive-through. Appointments recommended. 

SeaTac/Angle Lake 

UW Medicine Covid-19 Testing Site - Angle Lake, 19639 28th Ave S. Make appointments online here. Available Monday through Saturday, 9am to 5:30pm. Walk-up. No testing in preparation for surgery. Appointments recommended. 

Seattle

Cornish Playhouse, 201 Mercer St (Rapid PCR). Make appointments online here. Available Wednesday through Saturday, noon to 7pm, and Sunday, 10am to 5pm. Results typically available within two hours. Appointments recommended. 

Don Armeni Boat Ramp, 1222 Harbor Ave SW. Make appointments online here. Available Monday through Friday, 7:30am to 3pm. Appointments recommended. 

Garfield Playfield Tennis Court, 537 25th Ave. Make appointments online here. Available Monday through Friday, 8am to 3pm. Appointments recommended.

Garfield Playfield Tennis Court, 537 25th Ave (NAAT). Make appointments online here. Available Monday through Friday, 8am to 3pm. NAAT test results typically available within two hours. Appointments recommended. 

Gas Works Park, 2101 N Northlake Way. Make appointments online here. Available Monday through Friday, 8am to 2:30pm. Appointments recommended.  

Kings Hall/Mount Baker Light Rail, 2929 27th Ave S. Make appointments online here. Available Monday through Friday, 7:30am to 3pm. Appointments recommended. 

Lower Woodland Park Playfields, 5201 Greenlake Way N. Make appointments online here. Available Monday through Friday, 7:30am to 3pm. Appointments recommended. 

Northgate Community Center, 10510 Fifth Ave NE. Make appointments online here. Available Monday through Friday, 7:30am to 3pm. Appointments recommended. 

Paramount Theatre, 911 Pine St. Make appointments online here. Available Wednesday through Sunday, noon to 7pm. Appointments recommended. 

Polyclinic Madison Center, 904 Seventh Ave. Make appointments online here. Available Monday through Friday, 9:30am to 5pm, and Saturday, 9am to 3pm. Drive-through. Self-swab. By appointment only. 

Seattle Center, 300 Harrison St. Located near MoPOP and the Artists at Play playground. Make appointments online here. Available Monday through Friday, 7:30am to 3pm. Appointments recommended.  

Seattle Pacific University, 315 W Bertona St. Located on the first floor of the Student Union Building. Make appointments online here. Available Monday through Saturday, 8:30am to 3:30pm. Appointments recommended.

Seattle Pacific University, 315 W Bertona St (NAAT). Located on the first floor of the Student Union Building. Make appointments online here. Available Monday through Saturday, 8:30am to 3:30pm. NAAT test results typically available within two hours. Appointments recommended.

Seattle University, 1300 E Columbia St. Make appointments online here. Available Monday, Thursday, and Friday, 8am to 3pm, and Tuesday and Wednesday, 10am to 6pm. Appointments recommended. 

Summit Public Schools: Atlas, 9601 35th Ave SW. Make appointments online here. Available Tuesday through Friday, 8am to noon. Appointments recommended.

UW Medicine Covid-19 Testing Site - Aurora, 12040 Aurora Ave N. Make appointments online here. Available Monday through Saturday, 9am to 5:30pm. Drive-through and walk-up. No testing in preparation for surgery. Appointments recommended.

UW Medicine Covid-19 Testing Site - Ballard, 5415 Ballard Ave NW. Make appointments online here. Available Monday through Saturday, 9am to 5:30pm. Walk-up. No testing in preparation for surgery. Appointments recommended.

UW Medicine Covid-19 Testing Site - Harborview, 319 Terry Ave. Make appointments online here. Available every day, 8am to 3:15pm. Testing for travel, events, or gatherings should be scheduled 14 days in advance. By appointment only.

UW Medicine Covid-19 Testing Site - Rainier Beach, 8445 Rainier Ave S. Make appointments online here. Available Monday through Saturday, 9am to 5pm. Walk-up. No testing in preparation for surgery. Appointments recommended.

UW Medicine Covid-19 Testing Site - South Seattle (SoDo), 3820 Sixth Ave S. Make appointments online here. Available Monday through Saturday, 9am to 5:30pm. Drive-through and walk-up. No testing in preparation for surgery. Appointments recommended.

UW Medicine Covid-19 Testing Site - University District, 4113 Franklin Pl NE, E04 parking lot. Make appointments online here. Available every day, 9am to 5:30pm. Walk-up. No testing in preparation for surgery. Appointments recommended.

UW Medicine Covid-19 Testing Site - UW Medical Center Northwest, 1510 North 115th St. Make appointments online here. Available every day, 7:30am to 3pm. Testing for travel, events, or gatherings should be scheduled 14 days in advance. By appointment only.

UW Medicine Covid-19 Testing Site - West Seattle, 2801 SW Thistle St. Make appointments online here. Available Monday through Saturday, 9am to 5:30pm. Walk-up. No testing in preparation for surgery. Appointments recommended.

Washington State Convention Center, 705 Pike St, First Floor. Make appointments online here. Available Monday through Friday, 10am to 6pm. Appointments recommended. 

Washington State Convention Center, 705 Pike St, First Floor (NAAT). Make appointments online here. Available Monday through Friday, 10am to 6pm. NAAT test results typically available within two hours. Appointments recommended. 

UW Medicine's Covid test site in Shoreline is one of the few open on Sundays. 

Shoreline

UW Medicine Covid-19 Testing Site - Shoreline, 15499 15th Ave NE. Make appointments online here. Available Sunday through Friday, 9am to 5:30pm. Walk-up. No testing in preparation for surgery. Appointments recommended. 

Snohomish

Snohomish Library, 311 Maple Ave. Make appointments online here. Available Monday through Friday, 10am to 3:30pm. Appointments recommended. 

Tukwila

Church by the Side of the Road, 3455 S 148th St (Closing May 27). Make appointments online here. Available Monday through Saturday, 9:30am to 5:30pm. Drive-through or walk-up. Test are self-swab. By appointment only.  

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