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COVID-19 Testing and Treatment in Buncombe County

COVID-19 Testing and Treatment in Buncombe County

PLEASE NOTE: COVID-19 Testing is not available at 40 Coxe Avenue

Testing and Treatment Options 

There are Test-to-Treat locations in Buncombe County where an individual can receive a COVID test and then receive a prescription for treatment, if they meet criteria, in one place- during the same visit.

There are several ways to find testing near you. The NCDHHS Website: Find My Testing Place website is the best way to find a clinic or pop-up testing site near you.  

Home Testing Options

At Home, COVID-19 Test Kits are available to Buncombe residents through a variety of programs. Click Here to learn more and request your test kits. You can also stop by 40 Coxe Avenue during business hours to pick up free, home test kits. 

Testing Information & Guidance 

When to Seek Testing 

Seek testing if you start experiencing any of the following symptoms: 

  • Fever or chills 
  • Cough 
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing 
  • Fatigue 
  • Muscle or body aches 
  • Headache 
  • New loss of taste or smell 
  • Sore throat 
  • Congestion or runny nose 
  • Nausea or vomiting 
  • Diarrhea 

When to Seek Medical Attention 

Look for emergency warning signs* for COVID 19:

  • Trouble breathing
  • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
  • New confusion
  • Inability to wake or stay awake
  • Pale, gray, or blue-colored skin, lips, or nail beds, depending on skin tone

If someone is showing any of these signs, call 911 or call ahead to your local emergency facility. Notify the operator that you are seeking care for someone who has or may have COVID-19.

*This list is not all possible symptoms. Please call your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning to you

Paying for COVID-19 Testing: 

New laws require most health insurance plans to fully pay for COVID testing when there is a medical reason for the test (such as having symptoms or contact with someone with COVID). If you do not have insurance, some clinics may use a government program to pay for the cost of your test. Other clinics may offer charity care assistance or sliding scale options for payment. Check with your provider about these details. 

COVID-19 testing and treatment will not affect immigration applications or public charge status. 

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Updated Aug 25, 2023 09:30 AM
Published Apr 30, 2020 12:45 PM


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