Community COVID-19 Testing Sites Announce Holiday Hours Rapid Antigen Tests Available on Dec. 24 and Dec. 31 at SFCC
SPOKANE, Wash. – Through established partnerships with Spokane Regional Health District (SRHD) and Washington State Department of Health (DOH), Discovery Health MD’s operation of COVID-19 testing sites in Spokane County will implement holiday hours and offer rapid antigen tests at the Spokane Falls Community College (SFCC) location from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. on Dec. 24 and Dec. 31, 2021, in lieu of the standard lab-based PCR test.
As the public plans to connect more during the holidays, implementing holiday hours along with rapid antigen testing options at SFCC (3410 W. Whistalks Way, Spokane, WA 99224) will increase the overall testing capacity to keep loved ones safe. The testing site at the Spokane Fair and Expo Center will be closed Dec. 24 and Dec. 31, 2022.
Discovery Health MD will perform the rapid BD Veritor Antigen tests for anyone who has symptoms of COVID-10 or has been exposed to someone with COVD-19. Test results for a rapid Antigen test are available within an hour. Test results are delivered through a secure online portal. Individuals who test positive will receive a phone call.
Online registration for an appointment time is encouraged, but not required. Health insurance will be asked for but is not required. There is no cost for the test.
SRHD health officials explained although the rapid antigen tests are not often accepted for negative test verification in order to travel or attend events, they do help you make good decisions about attending holiday gatherings with friends and family. You learn within an hour whether you need to stay home and isolate in order to keep others safe.
For more information visit the testing information page in the COVID-19 section of SRHD.org or call (800) 525-0127, then press #.
Locations & Hours
Spokane Falls Community College
3410 W. Whistalks Way, Spokane, WA 99224 (testing site is visible from road —look for signs)
Open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday from 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m.
Online Registration: www.discoveryhealthmd.com/sfcc
OPEN FOR RAPID ANTIGEN TESTS ONLY: Dec. 24 and Dec. 31, 2021 – 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Schedule rapid antigen test here
Spokane County Fair and Expo Center
5100 E. Broadway Ave., Spokane Valley, WA 99212 (testing site is in Multi Unit A – look for signs)
Open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday from 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
CLOSED: Dec. 24 and Dec. 31, 2021.
Online Registration: www.discoveryhealthmd.com/spokanevalley
Spokane Regional Health District (SRHD) is a leader and partner in public health by protecting, improving and promoting the health and well-being of all people through evidence-based practices. SRHD is one of 34 local public health agencies serving Washington state’s 39 counties. Visit www.srhd.org for comprehensive, updated information about SRHD and its triumphs in making Spokane a safer and healthier community. Like SRHD on Facebook or follow us on Twitter to receive safety and wellness tips.
Discovery Health MD (DHMD) was founded by Drs. Ray and Ann Jarris on the principle of immediate access to expert medical advice and equitable access to services. DHMD has been at the forefront of the pandemic response, putting together their first testing program in April of 2020 to support continued operations for the Northern Fish Fleets and maritime communities of Washington and Alaska. Since then, DHMD has expanded operations to provide a broad array of testing and vaccination services. Visit www.discoveryhealthmd.com to learn more.